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Topic: Medication Issues

Created By: aly_m | 2005-05-30 21:12 | 1081 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 | 106 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 | 240 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...

Created By: will2power | 2005-05-29 11:21 | 109 Views | 1 Comment

Decided to stop taking my medication a couple weeks ago.  I HAD been taking one 300mg Carbitrol a day in the AM over the last couple years without a siezure.  Figured I was all set, so after...

Created By: dawnmarie | 2005-05-26 17:11 | 134 Views | 4 Comments

My 8 y.o. daughter was just diagnosed with an advanced case of osteoporosis and for the longest time I asked her neurologists to check her calcium, and they did, but they didn't look further...

Created By: will2power | 2005-05-26 16:55 | 162 Views | 7 Comments

Been taking between 300 and 600mg of Carbatrol a day. Have been siezure free for the last 3-4 years.   Being the stubborn Greek that I am, I decided to wean myself off a couple weeks ago.On...

Created By: cedar | 2005-05-25 15:10 | 186 Views | 6 Comments

It is raining and not my favorite kind of weather.so I am feeling even more down. I saw my Dr. on Monday. We went over how I was doing on the three meds. Which are keppra 1500mg , trileptal 1800mg...

Created By: pennyhickey | 2005-05-25 10:46 | 999 Views | 39 Comments

Hi everyone,  Its been a long time since I've posted.  My son had been doing really well on 200  mg  TOPAMAX   2x daily<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office...

Created By: benosmom | 2005-05-25 06:14 | 356 Views | 8 Comments

Oh My--Well, I love Keppra. My 8 year old son was diagnosed in January (2 days before his birthday--nice huh?). The doctor said to try Keppra first as it has the fewest side effects of all the...

Created By: sestrilla | 2005-05-24 22:00 | 255 Views | 5 Comments

This morning I had an appointment with my neuro. Yet again he has changed my prescriptions, and this time put me on Keppra...Should I be scared? I'll start it on the 1st of June. I've read a few...

Created By: dfriedman | 2005-05-24 13:49 | 12956 Views | 69 Comments

Hello everyone,I was wondering if ANYONE has advice on what to do about the loss of sex drive from these dammed seizure meds.I am 44, have had a hysterectomy and on Carbitrol.  I have NO sex drive...

Created By: dfriedman | 2005-05-24 13:46 | 149 Views | 0 Comments

I need to know if ANYONE has some advice.  I am on Carbitrol and I have had a hysterectomy.  I have NO sex drive what so ever. Is there anyone out there who has had or has a similiar problem who...

Created By: ronnelson929 | 2005-05-23 18:26 | 150 Views | 1 Comment

I'm 22 and just graduated from a small college in Northeast Missouri.  In January or February I experienced what may be diagnosed as a tonic-clonic seizure.  Since it has only happened in my sleep...

Created By: cedar | 2005-05-23 13:48 | 205 Views | 4 Comments

I was at two meds trileptal and keppra. Began an increase of simple partials. Was given lamictal to add to list. Have been on all three now for awhile, I can not increase levels of Lamictaol due...

Created By: kipling | 2005-05-23 11:13 | 493 Views | 14 Comments

Hi, I am a 22 year old girl living in Queensland Australia, I have been having seizures since I was about 16 years old, all of them Grand Mal with total black out and memory loss afterwards,...

Created By: mak1123 | 2005-05-22 17:14 | 308 Views | 6 Comments

my daughter just had her first seizures on saturday, may 15.  because i have epilepsy and i am on keppra, the doctors automatically thought that this would be good for her.she is going crazy, so...

Created By: susan2 | 2005-05-21 17:44 | 537 Views | 3 Comments

Hi, my 7 year old son suffers from tonic clonic seizures as well as absence seizures. i was wondering if anyone has tried diamox because i was reading that it has less side affects than a lot of...

Created By: stefany | 2005-05-19 17:27 | 536 Views | 12 Comments

I am a new PS sufferer of about 1 yr. I have been on carbatrol since diagnosis with fairly good control. My problem is I noticed I began to have hot flashes around the time of starting the...

Created By: avidrunner22 | 2005-05-17 12:19 | 267 Views | 6 Comments

Now I've read( but don't believe it) that the side effects of AED's are only "short-lasting"  and should diminish within weeks or months. but the common stuff that people get when they start them...

Created By: toonali | 2005-05-16 20:19 | 292 Views | 5 Comments

hello im new to this site ive had epilepsy (complex partial and tle) for 2 years now unfortunatly tried about 4 different combinations of meds which havent worked or ive not got on with them due...

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