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Topic: Medication Issues

Created By: pdl1 | 2005-06-16 20:53 | 2412 Views | 161 Comments

I am an MD. My daughter suffered from temporal lobe partial absence seizures from age two. Many medicines helped but none were fully effective.Based on an article on congenital defects in lipid...

Created By: Belinda | 2005-06-16 17:13 | 495 Views | 2 Comments

I saw my neuro today and he increased my Felbatol to 6 cc's 3xday.I've finally come off the Phenobarb altogether.I don't care keep having nocturnal seizures and biting my tongue.swallowing is...

Created By: chris_marcantonio | 2005-06-16 14:48 | 521 Views | 2 Comments

Anyone else here, suffer with Myoclonic seizures? I'm on epilim 1500mg daily. Even with a full dosage, when say... typing, or especially when playing the drums, i notice an increase in 'jerks'....

Created By: sansy | 2005-06-16 00:00 | 589 Views | 8 Comments

I'm on 150 mg/day of Topamax, and I am definitely having fewer szs that don't progress as far as they used to. They'll stop at a simple partial instead of becoming, say, a complex partial. It...

Created By: jennamay | 2005-06-14 15:30 | 496 Views | 1 Comment

FDA Approves Pfizer's Lyrica as Epilepsy Add-On Treatment for Partial Onset SeizuresJune 13, 2005PR Newswire via NewsEdge Corporation : NEW YORK, June 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pfizer Inc said...

Created By: Maggie | 2005-06-13 22:26 | 2515 Views | 39 Comments

Hi, just wondering if anyone has taken Tegretol?I was put on it about 2wks.ago for my seizures,but it does not seem to be helping.Has anyone else had this problem?  Thanx, maggie

Created By: ahiggins | 2005-06-13 18:47 | 587 Views | 11 Comments

I am also new to this site, and like to welcome any new feedbacks on neurontin. My husband acquired severe brain damage from a work accident. The first year he was having seizures and no doctors...

Created By: deano | 2005-06-13 08:45 | 681 Views | 12 Comments

Hello from sunny Ireland! First time caller, so please go easy if I mess something up!!Basically, I had my first and only Grand Mal seizure three years ago at the age of 28. I did have 'dizzy'...

Created By: roxeeco | 2005-06-10 15:40 | 584 Views | 12 Comments

My daughter is 8 and just finished her VEEG on Wed. I am not sure as to whether or not she should take meds if she is diagnosed with epilespy. I have heard so many bad things about medications...

Created By: bgmyk | 2005-06-08 21:58 | 443 Views | 1 Comment

Hello to all,I have complex partial seizures due to a brain abcess I had in 1990. Since 1992 I started having seizures due to the damn scar tissue. Was a pain in the butt having to change...

Created By: jaykuwait | 2005-06-06 01:47 | 465 Views | 1 Comment

Hello,I'm a newbie here..I had epiplepsy since 2001.. Strange attacks.. they last more than an hour .. maybe three or four attacks in a row and some diffculties in breathing .. they give me 60mg...

Created By: aly_m | 2005-06-05 19:15 | 7245 Views | 20 Comments

For some reason I have been getting really bad head aches just out of the blue. do you think it could have anything to due with me taking lamictal, or maybe related to have epilepsy? I would...

Created By: bookaholic | 2005-06-03 06:49 | 190 Views | 2 Comments

I am new to this...perfectly healthy for 46 years when I began to have serial grand mal seizures in the middle of the night. I was taken by ambulance to the hospital, admitted to the ICU and...

Created By: toonali | 2005-06-02 07:41 | 74 Views | 2 Comments

Can anyone help i've been on quite a few mixtures of different tablets unfortnatly they havent worked i have complex partial seizures , but this lot is the last one i was on  they were  ...

Created By: godzilla | 2005-06-01 23:49 | 3092 Views | 37 Comments

My son was just changed from Depakote to Topamax and we are still stirating up to his max dosage; we are in week 4. I researched the med when prescribed and didn't like what I saw, but since side...

Created By: cedar | 2005-06-01 14:02 | 77 Views | 2 Comments

Hi I have posted here before. Am in need of support right now.I have had epilepsy for 36 years and up until last year had been on dilantin 36yrs., a few years on phenobarb when then switched to...

Created By: sjones | 2005-05-31 16:02 | 157 Views | 1 Comment

My husband has JME and is trying to get the right combination of medicines to control his seizures.I would like to know of those of you who have JME, how long of a period of time did you go with...

Created By: aly_m | 2005-05-30 21:12 | 1134 Views | 19 Comments

I am new here and I have been reading tons of stuff about depakote and its side affects and I am saying in my head "holy crap, that was EXACTLY what happened to me!" you know, like major weight...

Created By: karina | 2005-05-30 16:39 | 113 Views | 1 Comment

Hi,I started have epilepsy when I was 11 years old...now I am 24 all this time I was taking diferent medication..but i used more valpakine when I was younger....now i am taking Fenobarbital....my...

Created By: mibaro | 2005-05-30 14:27 | 260 Views | 13 Comments

Hi. I am new to this board. Over the 40 yrs of my life, I have been on Phenobarbital and mysolin when I was a child, Dilantin and mysolin when I was a teenager. I was then put on Tegretol...which...

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