My darling difficult child 4, aka husband, takes Lamictal for simple partial seizures (which also helps his undiagnosed mood disorder TREMENDOUSLY). A few weeks after starting Lamictal, he developed a rash on both sides of his upper torso -- not a big area, maybe the size of a plum. He saw his neurologist and they concluded it was not the dreaded Stevens-Johnson rash but a typical drug rash. It eventually went away. Well about a month ago, husband got some funny looking red spots on his forearm and elbow, and I think even one near his collarbone. It looked a lot like poison ivy, which he's had several times, but this didn't itch much. Then about a week later, the drug rash patches on his torso came back. Very mild on one side and very obvious on the other. He's going in to see the neuro next week about this rash as well as the fact that he's having breakthrough autonomic seizures. And here's MY concern: There's a good chance the neuro will switch him to another medication... possibly Trileptal. I'm all for improving his situation with the rash and the seizures. But the mood component is really NOT on the neuro's radar, and I don't think husband will even discuss this with him even though he KNOWS how I feel about it and how happy I've been about the changes it's made in him. I am very nervous about rocking the boat in this regard. I CANNOT GO BACKWARDS WITH THIS MAN! So what's everyone's opinion about the other MS medications that might be prescribed here for temporal lobe stuff? Is Trileptal something that addresses depressive symptoms like Lamictal?