Afew years ago I was given Dilantin for pain associated w/distemia in my leg. After a few days a rash occurrred and then I started looking like a fuzzy bear.I was placed in the hospital and could bearly move. Close call I was told. Had a critical reaction and until this day I have not been able to replace the moisture to my skin. Can no longer take this drug and I can relate to your experience as resulted from this medication.