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Topic: Medication Issues

Created By: living.with.the.purple.ribbon@gmail.com | 2014-06-16 00:01 | 174 Views | 2 Comments

Note: I have tonic clonic seizures. No warning. Every two weeks to a month. Luckily I am a little past a month right now though!

So, we can neither raise or lower my medications (lamictal,...

Created By: Julie Siratt | 2014-06-13 00:00 | 189 Views | 1 Comment

Hi there! A little background, my 5 yo son (will be 6 on monday), was diagnosed with generalized epilepsy in november. Seizures started showing up as myoclonic in august, mostly at sleep onset,...

Created By: pastorkentmcd1970 | 2014-06-12 11:18 | 172 Views | 1 Comment

I am a 44 year old male diagnosed with Epilepsy at age 15.  I have been controlled for 19 years now but have steadily gained weight on just about every med tried.  Currently on trileptal and up to...

Created By: Erics mom | 2014-06-09 19:15 | 173 Views | 1 Comment

My 22 year old son is autistic and functionally non-verbal so he can't tell us how the meds make him feel.

he had his first seizures at 15 and started on tegretol and was seizure free for 5...

Created By: annaw1123 | 2014-06-09 18:52 | 190 Views | 3 Comments

Hi People,

The drugs lots of us take can have very powerful non-therapeutic effects. I don't like the term "side effects" because it minimizes and marginalizes what for us are very...

Created By: akunknown24 | 2014-06-07 22:15 | 158 Views | 1 Comment

Hi everybody !!
doctors but me on several different meds
keppra
lamictal
tegretol-
geodon- never actually taken a dose willingly
I may have been on at least 1...

Created By: beanxx2 | 2014-06-06 18:08 | 229 Views | 1 Comment

I am a 26 year old female diagnosed with absence seizures at age 10. I have been taking Epival until recently, I am trying out Lamictal. I have just reached my final dose of 200MG per day. I...

Created By: clh | 2014-06-04 01:48 | 251 Views | 1 Comment

I went to see my neurologist but was rushed out the door and disregarded when ever I had concerns about my epilepsy.

Before I was diagnosed with epilepsy I had some severe headaches or...

Created By: a2020 | 2014-06-03 12:54 | 140 Views | 1 Comment

Hello,

I am planning on living on-campus at a dorm in a university in the fall. The dorm requires that everyone recieve a meningitis shot before being approved to live on campus. I was...

Created By: Bigbird1128 | 2014-06-02 21:20 | 145 Views | 0 Comments

Hello, I am 32 and have had epilpesy since I had encephalitis as a child at age 7. I take Lamictal, Zonegran and Clorazepate for seizure control. The Zonegran is a new drug and I am on a small...

Created By: martelbk@gmail.com | 2014-06-01 02:51 | 194 Views | 2 Comments

I've been on  Dilantin since December 2013 when I started to have seizures again ( Years ago had same as now but doctors said I didn't need any meds as it was psycholigical) and I...

Created By: Iron Misanthrope | 2014-05-31 00:46 | 262 Views | 2 Comments

I just started Lamictal (well, generic lamotrigine really) not too long ago on May 16th, and am currently in the middle of the well-known and slow titration process. Like most people, I started...

Created By: Japaneselover | 2014-05-29 23:14 | 171 Views | 2 Comments

Since Feburary I had gone from one medication (Keppra) had allergic reactions then went to Clonazepam and back to Clobazam (I am on Clobazam and Lamgital) and now when I have a seizure one of my...

Created By: bpettit | 2014-05-29 19:14 | 225 Views | 2 Comments

I had been on 3000mg of keppra a day and use to be on 200mg of lamictal. I had talked to the neurologist about these crazy rages, crying, and sleeping. Neuro. Said let's increase the lamictal...

Created By: craftmaker79 | 2014-05-29 17:57 | 146 Views | 1 Comment

Anyone who is taking the Trokendi pill give me your ups and downs about it.  I start taking it tomorrow.  The 200 mg.  I finally stop taking Topamax.  I hate that one.    I'll message to everyone...

Created By: isabelz | 2014-05-29 06:27 | 148 Views | 1 Comment

Does carbamazepine increase your appetite? Cos just last monday I was told to take 1 tablet of carbamazepine cos lamotrigine doesn't work on me. And since tues day till today I get hungry easily...

Created By: kickboxergirl@yahoo.com | 2014-05-25 19:17 | 175 Views | 4 Comments

So I've been having headaches for months. At first my doctor and mom though it wasn't a big deal. They didn't effect my life. Earlier this month through I had a seizure. My doctor upped my lamical...

Created By: misskeppra | 2014-05-25 00:38 | 196 Views | 2 Comments

I had a brain surgery in Dec of 2013. It all went well, I came home and started living a healthy life. 3 months into the recovery I had my first seizure and was put on Keppra. 750mg x2/day. ER. I...

Created By: BlessdOne | 2014-05-24 21:03 | 155 Views | 2 Comments

Right now I'm taking 1500 mg. of Keppra and 200 mg. of Vimpat.  I've been on Keppra since January and the Vimpat since late March.  I noticed that I was having issues itching since I started the...

Created By: VampGhoul | 2014-05-24 06:45 | 139 Views | 1 Comment

Anyone else on Valproic Acid? I have a few questions about side effects etc. 

First let me start off by saying I have had Epilepsy for years. Since taking the medication I have so far been...

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