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Dilantin Withdrawal

Withdrawal from Dilantin no longer needs to be grueling and suffering from the Dilantin withdrawal side effects can be a thing of the past. You are now on The Road Back web site, we are located in the United States, offer assistance for free and most importantly we show you what you can do right now for Dilantin withdrawal without the need to purchase a book.

The Road Back Program was started in 1999 and with well over 40,000 people now off addictive medication using this program, we are the largest out-patient drug withdrawal program in the world. Over the past decade the program has changed considerably with new research, breakthroughs and by listening to what people using the program have told us. All the clinical studies in the world by medical professionals are worthless if they do not lead to a person feeling better and doing better in life regarding Dilantin side effects and Dilantin withdrawal.

There was a time not so long ago the medical community felt Dilantin was not addictive. In 2012, the Surgeon General for the U.S. Army acknowledged Dilantin was not just addictive but he went further to remove Dilantin from the psychoactive drug list approved to give our troops. Well intentioned physicians may still believe Dilantin is not addictive but this does not make them a bad physician, it does mean they are still uninformed about Dilantin.

The point I wish to make with the above text is; clinical studies may be accurate or they may even be completely false, we at The Road Back as well as physician’s need to listen to each of you. If the goal is to assist people off Dilantin and have the person feel real well during the Dilantin tapering, we need to listen to you and not clinical studies only. This program was developed by taking Dilantin clinical studies and putting that information to use. Some of the information has worked quite well, while other information turned out to be worthless.

An example of this regarding Dilantin: If Dilantin is used for a prolonged period of time the Dilantin will deplete the B vitamin biotin from the body. A deficiency of biotin will cause numbness or tingling of the extremities, a reaction to loud noise or a reaction to bright light which could also include seizures. This is a biotin deficiency and not a medical problem. Put the right amount of biotin back in the body and these symptoms vanish. It is that simple.

This program is a culmination of 18-years of work and 18-years of success. None of us are exactly the same; the Dilantin side effects you may be experiencing may not be the same Dilantin side effects experienced by others, how you do while tapering the Dilantin may not be the same for others, you may be able to taper Dilantin a little faster than average or you may need to take this a little slower.

There are some basics that apply to all people though when it comes to being able to withdrawal from Dilantin. We take those basics, the list of side effects from the Dilantin drug approval process and from these, you have our program. Read through the Dilantin side effect list found below on this page, you may have quite a few of them or only a small quantity. Either way, the program is designed to guide you through the Dilantin withdrawal process.

You start out with what we call the Pre-Taper. The Pre-Taper are things you start doing before you ever reduce the Dilantin.

Two of the side effects that tend to be common with each person taking Dilantin are daytime anxiety and insomnia. Unless we can handle these two side effects, there really would not be a Dilantin withdrawal program. These two side effects are that debilitating when left out of control. Once the daytime anxiety and insomnia are under control, other Dilantin side effects you may be experiencing have a chance of simply going away on their own because they were anxiety and sleep related.

It would be hard to argue that constant anxiety on top of no sleep would not cause a person stress. We have gene in our cells called the JNK gene. This gene becomes too active when stress is chronic and this over activation of the JNK gene will lead to other body problems and some of those problems can be mentally related in time. So we also want to reduce the over activation of the JNK gene during the pre-taper and keep this gene in check throughout the taper process as well.

Natural supplements can be used to regulate the JNK gene, anxiety and insomnia. The Dilantin creates a metabolic disorder bringing some enzymes too high and when the flow of the metabolic system becomes stuck or flowing too profusely the body can’t handle it and a cascading effect takes place. You may become anxious due to the calcium firing erratically or by the adrenals out of balance or a host of proteins being too abundant or even too few.

You will start the Pre-Taper by taking a supplement called JNK Capsules. This supplement contains botanicals that have been proven to regulate the JNK gene, reduce stress, and put back in the cells what the benzodiazepines have stripped out and more. As stated earlier, long term use of a benzodiazepine will create an inadequate amount of the B vitamin biotin. Biotin has been included in the JNK Capsule formula to address this issue.

A metabolic disorder will take place with Dilantin usage in an area called nitric oxide and nitric oxide synthase. These are also known as NO/NOS. Too much NO will overwhelm NOS and then a substance called NMDA will go out of balance and this will lead to the misfiring of calcium. Here you have the rapid start of anxiety and the start of insomnia.

The Road Back does not sell these supplements. They are available at the manufacture Neuro Genetic Solutions.

Dilantin Withdrawal Side Effects


Palpitation - Perceptible forcible pulsation of the heart, usually with an increase in frequency or force, with or without irregularity in rhythm. Dilantin Withdrawal

Tachycardia - Rapid heart rate. Dilantin Withdrawal


Ear pain - Any pain connected to the inner or outer portion of the ear. Dilantin Withdrawal

Tinnitus - A sound in one ear or both ears, such as buzzing, ringing, or whistling, occurring without an external stimulus and usually caused by a separate condition, such as the use of benzodiazepines. Dilantin Withdrawal

Vertigo - A sensation of irregular or whirling motion, either of oneself or of external objects. Dilantin Withdrawal


Blurred vision - Compared to normal, a distortion of vision. Dilantin Withdrawal

Mydriasis - Prolonged abnormal dilation of the pupil of the eye induced by a drug or caused by disease. Dilantin Withdrawal

Photophobia -  An abnormal sensitivity  to  or  intolerance of light, especially by the eyes, as may be caused by eye inflammation.  An abnormal fear of light. Dilantin Withdrawal


Abdominal pain - Pain between the chest and pelvis, stomach, intestines, liver, spleen, and pancreas. Dilantin Withdrawal

Constipation - Difficulty having normal bowel movement. Dilantin Withdrawal

Diarrhea - Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces. Dilantin Withdrawal

Dry mouth - When the mouth is dry beyond what might be normal. Dilantin Withdrawal

Dyspepsia - Disturbed digestion; indigestion. Dilantin Withdrawal

Dysphagia - Difficulty in swallowing or inability to swallow. Dilantin Withdrawal

Nausea - A feeling of sickness with the urge to vomit. Dilantin Withdrawal

Pharyngolaryngeal syndrome - Of or pertaining to the larynx or pharynx. Dilantin Withdrawal

Salivary hypersecretion  - A continual or excessive amount of saliva that is uncontrollable. Dilantin Withdrawal

Vomiting - Ejecting all or part of the stomach contents. Dilantin Withdrawal


Asthenia - Loss or lack of bodily strength. Dilantin Withdrawal

Chest tightness - A feeling in the chest of contraction. Dilantin Withdrawal

Edema - An accumulation of an excessive amount of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or body cavities. Dilantin Withdrawal

Fatigue – The body feeling drained of energy. Dilantin Withdrawal

Feeling drunk - Feelings associated with drinking too much alcohol. Dilantin Withdrawal

Feeling hot or cold - An uncontrollable feeling of being too hot or cold that is abnormal  for the temperature. Dilantin Withdrawal

Feeling jittery - An uneasy feeling often associated with the inability to remain still. Dilantin Withdrawal

Hangover - Feeling like the day after consuming too much alcohol. All or a few hangover sensations may be present. Dilantin Withdrawal

Increased energy - An abnormal amount of energy bordering on hyper. Dilantin Withdrawal

Loss of control of legs – Inability to control  legs, such as restless leg syndrome. Dilantin Withdrawal

Malaise - A vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness. Dilantin Withdrawal

Pyrexia – Fever. Dilantin Withdrawal

Rigors - Shivering or trembling, as caused by a chill. A state of rigidity in living tissues or organs that prevents response to stimuli. Dilantin Withdrawal

Sluggishness - A fatigue type feeling or dull. Dilantin Withdrawal

Thirst - An abnormal sensation of needing liquid. Dilantin Withdrawal

Weakness - A reduced state of normal energy and stamina. Dilantin Withdrawal


Influenza symptoms - The body feeling and at times the manifestation of flue like symptoms. Dilantin Withdrawal

Upper respiratory tract infections - Infection of the nose, sinuses, pharynx (part of neck and throat) or larynx (commonly known as the voice box). Dilantin Withdrawal


Abnormal dreams - Nightmares or dreams that are upsetting to the individual. Dilantin Withdrawal

Aggression - Hostile or destructive behavior or actions. Dilantin Withdrawal

Agitation - A feeling where something or anything could set a person toward anger or combativeness. Dilantin Withdrawal

Anger - Uncontrollable and volatile emotion with rage; usually  an attempt to stop someone or something. Dilantin Withdrawal

Anxiety - A state  of uneasiness  and apprehension,   as about future uncertainties.  A state of intense apprehension, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of a threatening event or situation, often to a degree that normal physical and psychological functioning is disrupted. Dilantin Withdrawal

Apathy - A feeling of no hope, such as if anything can be done it would not work. Dilantin Withdrawal

Bradyphrenia - A slowness of the mind. Dilantin Withdrawal

Confusion - An impaired orientation with respect to time, place or the form of an event. Dilantin Withdrawal

Depersonalization - A state in which the normal sense of personal identity and reality is lost, characterized  by feelings that one’s actions and speech cannot be controlled. Dilantin Withdrawal

Depressed mood - A lowering of the state of mind or emotion compared to what a person normally feels. Dilantin Withdrawal

Depression - A feeling of no hope. Dilantin Withdrawal

Derealization -  The  feeling that  things  in  one’s  surroundings  are strange, unreal, or somehow altered, as seen in schizophrenia. Dilantin Withdrawal

Disorientation – A loss of sense of direction, position, or relationship with one’s  surroundings.  A temporary or permanent state  of confusion regarding place, time or personal identity. Dilantin Withdrawal

Dysphonia - An emotional state marked by anxiety, depression, and restlessness. Dilantin Withdrawal

Euphoric mood - A feeling of great happiness or well-being, commonly exaggerated and not necessarily well founded. Dilantin Withdrawal

Hallucination - False or distorted perception of objects or events with a compelling sense of their reality, usually resulting from a traumatic life event or drugs. Dilantin Withdrawal

Homicidal ideation - The formation of the idea or having the mental image of murder. Dilantin Withdrawal

Hypomania - A mild form of mania, characterized by hyperactivity and euphoria. Dilantin Withdrawal

Impulse control - A sudden pushing or driving force. A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination. Dilantin Withdrawal

Insomnia - Chronic inability to fall asleep  or remain asleep  for an adequate length of time. Dilantin Withdrawal

Irritability - 1. The capacity to respond to stimuli. 2. Abnormal or excessive sensitivity to stimuli of organism, organ, or body part. Dilantin Withdrawal

Libido decreased - Sexual desire decreased. Dilantin Withdrawal

Libido increased - Sexual desire increased. Dilantin Withdrawal

Logorrhea - Incoherent talkativeness. Dilantin Withdrawal

Mania - A manifestation of bipolar disorder characterized by profuse and rapidly changing ideas, exaggerated gaiety, and excessive physical activity. Dilantin Withdrawal

Mood swings - The up and or down movement of emotions that are uncontrollable. Dilantin Withdrawal

Nervousness - Easily agitated or distressed. Dilantin Withdrawal

Nightmare - A dream creating intense fear, horror, and distress. Dilantin Withdrawal

Psychomotor retardation - The retardation of movement and or mental process. Dilantin Withdrawal

Restlessness - An uneasy feeling of not being able to be where one is located comfortably. Dilantin Withdrawal

Suicidal ideation - The formation of an idea or mental image of killing one self. Dilantin Withdrawal


Anorexia - Loss of appetite, usually including a fear of becoming obese or a aversion toward food. Dilantin Withdrawal

Appetite decreased - A decrease in the feeling one needs food for survival. Dilantin Withdrawal

Appetite increased - An increase of the desire for food for survival. Dilantin Withdrawal


Arthralgia - Severe pain in a joint. Dilantin Withdrawal

Back pain - An unexplained pain anywhere in the back. Dilantin Withdrawal

Muscle cramps - Muscle being contracted to the point of discomfort. Dilantin Withdrawal

Muscle twitching - A rhythmic or irregular involuntary movement of any muscle. Dilantin Withdrawal

Myalgia - Muscular pain or tenderness, especially when nonspecific. Dilantin Withdrawal

Pain in limb - Pain in arm or leg. Dilantin Withdrawal


Amnesia - The loss or impairment of memory. Dilantin Withdrawal

Ataxia - Loss of the ability to coordinate muscular movement. Dilantin Withdrawal

Coordination abnormal - Maintaining balance of the body difficult in comparison to what is normal for the person. Dilantin Withdrawal

Disturbance in attention - Not able to remain as focused  as one was able to in the past. Dilantin Withdrawal

Dizziness - A disorienting sensation such as faintness, light-headedness, or unsteadiness. Dilantin Withdrawal

Dysarthria - Difficulty in articulating words due to emotional stress or to paralysis or in coordination of the muscles used in speaking. Dilantin Withdrawal

Dyskinesia - An impairment in the ability to  control movements, characterized by spasmodic or repetitive motions of lack of coordination. Dilantin Withdrawal

Headache - A continual or time specific duration with pressure or pain within the head. Dilantin Withdrawal

Hypersomnia - A condition in which one sleeps for an excessively long time but is normal in the waking intervals. Dilantin Withdrawal

Hypoesthesia - Drowsiness. Dilantin Withdrawal

Hypotonia - Reduced tension or pressure, as of the intraocular fluid in the eyeball. Relaxation of the arteries. Dilantin Withdrawal

Memory impairment - Not able to recall an instance from the past as well as before. Dilantin Withdrawal

Mental impairment - The ability to think and reason diminished. Dilantin Withdrawal

Paresthesia - A skin sensation, such as burning, prickling, itching, or tingling. Dilantin Withdrawal

Sedation - An over expression of reduction of anxiety, stress, irritability or excitement. Dilantin Withdrawal

Seizures - A sudden attack, spasm, or convulsion,  as in epilepsy. Dilantin Withdrawal

Sleep apnea - A temporary  cessation of breathing while sleeping. Dilantin Withdrawal

Sleep talking - Speaking words while asleep. Dilantin Withdrawal

Somnolence - A state of drowsiness; sleepiness. A condition of semi- consciousness approaching coma. Dilantin Withdrawal

Stupor - A state of impaired consciousness characterized by a marked diminution in the capacity to react to environmental stimuli. Dilantin Withdrawal

Syncope - A brief loss of consciousness caused by a sudden fall of blood pressure or failure of cardiac systole, resulting in cerebral anemia. Dilantin Withdrawal

Tremor - An involuntary trembling movement. Dilantin Withdrawal


Difficulty in micturition - Difficulty with urination or the frequency of. Dilantin Withdrawal

Urinary frequency - An abnormal frequency of urination. Dilantin Withdrawal

Urinary incontinence - Involuntary leakage of urine. Dilantin Withdrawal


Dysmenorrhea - A condition marked by painful menstruation. Dilantin Withdrawal

Premenstrual syndrome - A group of symptoms, including abdominal bloating, breast tenderness, headache, fatigue, irritability, and depression. Dilantin Withdrawal

Sexual dysfunction - A non-normal, for the individual, behavior or ability to have sex. Dilantin Withdrawal


Choking sensation - A feeling of choking with or without cause. Dilantin Withdrawal

Dyspnea - Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath. Dilantin Withdrawal

Epistaxis - Nosebleed. Dilantin Withdrawal

Hyperventilation - Abnormally fast or deep respiration resulting in the loss of carbon dioxide from the blood, thereby causing a decrease in blood pressure and sometimes fainting. Dilantin Withdrawal

Nasal congestion - A stoppage or restriction of the nasal passage. Dilantin Withdrawal

Rhinitis - Inflammation of the nasal membranes. Dilantin Withdrawal

Rhinorrhea - A discharge from the mucous membrane,  especially if excessive. Dilantin Withdrawal


Hot flashes – A sudden, brief sensation of heat, often over the entire body, caused by a transient dilation of blood vessels of the skin. Dilantin Withdrawal

Hypotension - Abnormally low arterial blood pressure. Dilantin Withdrawal


Clamminess - Abnormally moist, sticky and cold to the touch.

Pruritus - Severe itching, often of undamaged skin. Dilantin Withdrawal

Rash - A skin eruption. Dilantin Withdrawal

Sweating increased - Abnormal increase of perspiration. Dilantin Withdrawal

Urticaria - A skin condition characterized by welts that itch intensely, caused by an allergic reaction, an infection, or nervous condition. Dilantin Withdrawal