My question is about drinking even though there are topics about it all over this website. I don't know if i have "epilepsy". I have had 2 seizures. I have been seizure free for over 2 years now. I am currently taking trileptal but started feeling some side effects. I have trouble focusing sometimes and some blurry vision. My doctor does not feel its the medicine but I am switching over to keppra to be sure.
While on trileptal i have drank. I was scared at first but then the feeling of being scared went away. It started out as a drink or two and then more. While on the medicine i have never had a seizure. The drinking did not seem to cause any thing. I worked at a summer camp this summer and went to the bar almost every other night. So I drank most of the time and felt fine. Maybe two times while drinking i had this feeling of a seizure but i think i just drank way to much and scared myself. So my experience with alcohol has been a good one so far. I am going to college next year and though people say you dont need to have fun to drink, at this time in my life i feel like it helps. Yes you can have fun but when everyone is drinking around you you feel the urge. I am switching to keppra.
I have to take both medicines right now until i can be taken off the trileptal slowly. So right now im increasing keppra each week and then eventually getting rid of the trileptal. Now i heard that keppra is processed by your liver. This is the same body part that process alcohol. I dont think its a great idea for me to drink while on both medications but what about after. I am scared that keppra will cause me to have a seizure when mixed with the alcohol. Does anyone take keppra? Has anyone tried this? My heath is more important to me then drinking but i would still want to find out the answer. It would be hard going threw college without taking a sip of alcohol.
My doctor told me that one drink was ok when i first started taking trileptal. What do you think?