I was diagnosed 11 years ago... went 6 years on various meds, mostly topomax (controlled seizures--- had HORRIBLE side effects relating to feeling depressed and sometimes manic). last 5 years have been off the meds, and good. Starting having seizures again recently (EEG confirmed)--- pretty sure it's only been since the 2 miscarriages I've had (Nov, Mar), so possibly related?
Anyway, my dr wants to put me on lamictal right away. My reaction is not good--- I've seen what drugs like this do to me, and I'm not excited. Is it worth the risk of trying some alternatives? (I'm also vit. d def.... possibly up this level?); my seizures are simple partial... I know they are happening, and they feel like zone outs so to speak. Today has sucked... felt like one giant seizure this afternoon. Know I need to do something, but am afraid of lamictal.
Can anyone with experience on Lamictal discuss the side effects, effectiveness, etc? Anyone trying alternative options?