I am 25 I have simple-partial, complex-partial, and tonic-clonic seizures. I was put on Depakote, but that didn't work. So I was switched to Keppra XR, but it gave me suicidal thoughts and severe depression. Now I'm titrating Lamictal XR into my system while I'm weaning off the Keppra, and at this point, I don't know which one is causing the current side effects.
The tremors, extreme weakness and fatigue, shortness of breath, insomnia, and loss of apetite are some of the expected side effects. What worries me is the fact that I keep forgetting things, as if they were completely erased from my memory! And then there are times when I feel that I'm just going to collapse and pass out..but I hear that's normal too.
I guess I have two questions; Is the memeory loss normal, and is there a point where one says 'enough with the medications!' ?