Topic: Medication Issues

Created By: rlm1924 | 2017-01-17 09:33 | 0 Comments

My husband had a grand mal at 54. He probably had unrecognized absence seizures and twitches before that. He is on keppra er, 2000mg, and Vimpat, 400mg. Since he started this medication, he has...

Created By: aldo11 | 2017-01-17 01:50 | 1 Comment

I have had only 2 seizures in my life. The first one I had when I was a little kid, and the second one when I was 16 years old.

Created By: Kath2297 | 2017-01-16 00:49 | 0 Comments

My mom is 66 and takes Keppra for absence seizures, which started about six years ago. She had a large seizure and started medication afterwards. Not sure exactly how long the absence seizures...

Created By: Zivanov5 | 2017-01-12 09:45 | 1 Comment

Has anyone tried the new drug called Brivlera, a cousin to Keppra? There is very little information regarding side effects of this new drug.

Created By: Strikerafc | 2017-01-11 15:01 | 0 Comments

Very brief history. 2 seizures in my sleep on the same night 20 years ago. Prescribed 300ml of phenytoin to take before bed, had to problems at all. Nommore seizures until 3 years ago had a...

Created By: Jeter2018 | 2017-01-11 13:41 | 1 Comment

I wasn't sure where to post this, but I decided to post it here in the "medications" section. I have been epileptic since I was 9 and was controlled for a very long time on...

Created By: TJP1214 | 2017-01-11 08:59 | 7 Comments

My son was switched to Keppra (Levetiracetam)in October (from Trileptal which he could not tolerate at the higher dose). He's been seizure free on the generic Levetiracetam 1500 mg twice a...

Created By: Kbeitz | 2017-01-11 01:29 | 0 Comments

Hey guys, I've been on vimpat for only a week. I have extreme hair loss. I feel very weak, unbalanced, jittery, and paranoid. Does anyone else have difficulties with vimpat?

Created By: savlav | 2017-01-09 11:59 | 0 Comments

I am currently switching from 1500 mg/day Keppra to Lamictal 600mg/day after extreme aggression, anxiety, headaches, lack of enjoying sex, temperature regulation problems... just to name a few. I...

Created By: ryanpeter | 2017-01-08 11:38 | 0 Comments

Hi All,

I have been taking Epilim with a small dose of Lamictal as support since 1996 (20yrs).
I have have been suffering with gout and my uric acid levels for about 6 years now....

Created By: FrankieL | 2017-01-05 01:46 | 0 Comments

Hi,

I have been on Tegretol CR for most of my life as the doctors diagnosed me with focal epilepsy after one seizure as a child. Since then I was on Tegretol and four years ago I had six...

Created By: Jeter2018 | 2017-01-03 08:12 | 0 Comments

All,

I was diagnosed when I was 9 years old. It first started as simple partial and progressed to grand mal. For years I was completely controlled on tegretol xr, but several years ago...

Created By: Crazyguy | 2017-01-01 00:18 | 0 Comments

Granted, this is a forum for epilepsy, but I am going to give it a shot anyway. To start off, I have bipolar disorder rather than epilepsy. Anticonvulsant medications like Depakote have been the...

Created By: candio | 2016-12-24 21:00 | 0 Comments

Zofran is EXCELLENT for the horrible stomach pain after a seizure if you can get coherent enough to take it or have someone to give it to you. They pumped me with IV Zofran in the ambulance and it...

Created By: Chris17659 | 2016-12-20 23:48 | 0 Comments

I take 2 pills in the morning of trileptal and 3 at night as of recent. I began smoking weed a few months ago but only once in a while. In the last 6 weeks though, I have been smoking at least...

Created By: sixkristy6 | 2016-12-20 17:49 | 0 Comments

Hi everyone,
I'm 38 years old, and was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy when I was 16 years old. I gave taken many medications and the best combo. by far was 75mg Lamictal bid...

Created By: e-man | 2016-12-19 04:12 | 0 Comments

Hello!

I was diagnosed with epilepsy around a year ago, but I now realize I've had it all my life just not grand mal seizures.

I've been treated with Trileptal, but I...

Created By: Avevincent | 2016-12-16 18:47 | 0 Comments

Hey guys, I'm 19 years old, and I was first diagnosed with epilepsy when I was about 7, then about three years ago I was told I was epilepsy free. Even since then I've still had absent...

Created By: grunak | 2016-12-14 14:26 | 0 Comments

Anyone that has experience with using medical marijuana for seizures.
I have heard that marijuana can help seizures but also have heard it can make seizures worse.
Unfortunately, I...

Created By: Judy.Auntie | 2016-12-13 14:49 | 0 Comments

Hi, I was wondering if this schedule will work out fine.
Because I been on keppra for exactly 8 months, without seizures, and I really want to quit this medication asap due to the massive...

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