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Topic: Medication Issues

Created By: Allie123 | 2014-07-11 11:42 | 239 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 | 155 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 | 214 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 | 230 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 | 180 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 | 253 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 | 261 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 | 205 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 | 257 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...

Created By: dominoes | 2014-06-20 07:39 | 176 Views | 1 Comment

Hi

I have been taking lamotrigine for 3 years now, but recently I upped the dose and now I've got achne on my chest and back.

What can I use or take to combat this?

Created By: Fastguppy | 2014-06-18 14:25 | 257 Views | 3 Comments

Hi there- I'm new here.

I have recently been diagnosed with partial complex seizures (TLE) and as a result the Ministry of Transportation is in the process of suspending my driver's license...

Created By: HannahFisherkeller | 2014-06-18 14:16 | 246 Views | 3 Comments

I am a 21 year old female. I have been diagnosed with complex partial seizures. Before I was put on medication, they were happening 1 to 2 times a day, 3 or 4 times a week. My doctor put me on the...

Created By: living.with.the.purple.ribbon@gmail.com | 2014-06-16 00:01 | 205 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 | 238 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 | 207 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 | 215 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 | 237 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 | 195 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 | 276 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 | 292 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...

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