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Topic: Medication Issues

Created By: hopeforall | 2014-07-26 14:35 | 131 Views | 3 Comments

Hi currently in the hospital my daughter having EEG dr wants to change medicine she started vimpat a month ago and seizures coming more often she is on zonegran keppra acetazolamide and vimpat...

Created By: LasVegas_Megan | 2014-07-26 14:29 | 174 Views | 0 Comments

I am a 55 year old female. I have had epilepsy all my life. I was not diagnosed until I was 15. After trying dilantin and a few other medications my neurologist put me on Tegretol. I have been on...

Created By: Japaneselover | 2014-07-25 17:47 | 84 Views | 1 Comment

On Monday, I started Zarontin at 250 mg. My doctor has no plans to increase the dose. Anyway, I have been really tired the last couple days and it says that is something someone can experince....

Created By: NormmroN | 2014-07-24 06:19 | 188 Views | 3 Comments
Created By: LLamabob | 2014-07-22 17:30 | 176 Views | 5 Comments

My son had his first seizure at 15 in 2010, then 3 years later at 18 in 2013.  All tests (EEG, contrasting MRI, etc.) were negative.   We chose not to medicate and our doctor concurred.  Our son...

Created By: karenko | 2014-07-21 10:32 | 230 Views | 2 Comments

After paying $400 - $450 per month for several years for brand name keppra, I decided to try generic (again). I tried generic before and did not like how it made me feel. I have been on generic...

Created By: blacklightn | 2014-07-18 20:15 | 225 Views | 14 Comments

Hi, my son will be starting this medicine called lamictal. Has anyone had it before, it sounds like okay medicine just seeing what i have to watch out for besides the rash. Has anybody had a mood...

Created By: sanderella57 | 2014-07-16 00:19 | 164 Views | 3 Comments

Don't know the proper way to directly respond to 'bread' about Klonopin withdrawal but yes, I had status epilepticus seizures for days while home alone from 'cold turkey' withdrawal. Mental...

Created By: svtgomez | 2014-07-14 21:03 | 187 Views | 2 Comments

This is my first post on this site because it's getting me a bit stirred up...

Lamotrigine/Lamictal can cause benign rashes and in some cases it can cause Stevens-Johnson syndrom which is...

Created By: hopeforall | 2014-07-14 09:27 | 200 Views | 1 Comment

Hi my 16 year old daughter went 10 months seizure free now she is having them 2x a week she is having a medicine change dr is weening her off keppra introduced vimpat she is on zonegran and...

Created By: perie5@sbcglobal.net | 2014-07-12 01:22 | 204 Views | 12 Comments

Hello my daughter first medicine is keppra /generic 8ml am(100mg) and 13 ml pm, three weeks ago the neuro. Rise it to 17ml pm and and 10ml am during this time she still has partial seizure.  Two...

Created By: Allie123 | 2014-07-11 11:42 | 213 Views | 2 Comments

I have been on Lamotrigine now for over 2 years. I take 2-100mg ER tablets BID. So a total of 400 mg. a day. No problems or side effects. A little over 2 weeks ago either my neuro or the pharmacy...

Created By: David2012 | 2014-07-10 12:00 | 130 Views | 1 Comment

I have been taking Dilantin for many years (let's say 20). It has done very well for me, but I still have 2-4 tonic-clonic seizures a year, just enough to prevent me from driving most of the time...

Created By: Camryn | 2014-07-07 19:26 | 189 Views | 1 Comment

I am 24 and I was diagnosed two years ago. I have a small spot on the left front tempral lobe of my brain that is damaged and just started having seizures. My first one was in my sleep and luckily...

Created By: rjohnson483 | 2014-07-06 20:11 | 193 Views | 3 Comments

Hi everybody, I'm new here on epilepsy.com and I recently increased my VImpat to 100 bid (twice a day) and after that, my mood started getting increasingly worse, to the point of seething and I...

Created By: Markcallens | 2014-07-02 19:03 | 148 Views | 2 Comments

Suddenly Rite aid told me they couldn't get any more phenytek through their warehouse and my doc's pa has been calling around trying to find a pharmacy that could(got some generic "phenytek" but...

Created By: CaraBella13 | 2014-06-28 19:59 | 226 Views | 2 Comments

I'm new to this website, but could really use some insight from anyone who could help.  I was officially diagnosed with epilepsy about 2 years ago.  However, I had been having them since middle...

Created By: Aliza treen | 2014-06-27 20:00 | 215 Views | 0 Comments

I started taking topamax about a month and a bit ago and I have been breaking out like crazy along my jaw line. Anyone else experience this? Does this last the whole time you take it ? What works...

Created By: Aliza treen | 2014-06-25 16:59 | 178 Views | 0 Comments

I've been taking topamax for just over a month now because my epilepsy has changed . I also take carbamazepine 1000 mg a day, and 100 mg topamax. I'm soooo tired all the time and feel like I can't...

Created By: Breeezyy15@aim.com | 2014-06-25 01:43 | 218 Views | 0 Comments

I take 750 mg once of the generic brand of Keppra extended release. I was recently put in Zoloft which caused me sexual dysfunction. My doctor told me to try Ginkgo to fix this issue but, I recent...

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