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Topic: Medication Issues

Created By: puglover | 2013-10-31 22:54 | 589 Views | 5 Comments

Does anyone know how long it takes until you know Carbetrol (Brand) is really working? My son had a level taken 7 days after having had his Carbetrol dosage increased. The level is now therapeutic...

Created By: wjane | 2013-10-31 19:13 | 212 Views | 0 Comments

I currently take 150mg of Lyrica twice a day (300 mg a day), along with Lamictal. I don't think the Lyrica is helping my seizures very much anymore, so under my doctor's guidance I am about to...

Created By: Mollz | 2013-10-28 15:41 | 172 Views | 0 Comments

Hey

So I am currently taking keppra twice a day and I'm still having auras. I have other things like joint pain and nerve pains. So I was wondering about Gabapentin? What do you think?...

Created By: mjmo1006 | 2013-10-23 12:26 | 715 Views | 5 Comments

I've been epileptic since I was 8 years old (I'm 44 now).  They were always petit seizures in my sleep.  I was treated with Dilantin.  Three years ago I was slowly weaning my way off of Dilantin...

Created By: mrs.strongarm | 2013-10-20 20:17 | 708 Views | 3 Comments

I feel really dumb about having done this, but I think that passing on the lesson is more important than my embarrassment.
I'd been on the hunt for a natural supplement to grow my hair...

Created By: Harry T. | 2013-10-19 09:25 | 341 Views | 1 Comment

 I am 65 yrs old. Up to 2 years ago I had tonic/clonic siezures ,but only 30 or so in 45 years. Starting 2 years ago I began having partials quite often(weekly or more). I take Lamictal and my...

Created By: eleanormurphy60 | 2013-10-18 10:10 | 519 Views | 3 Comments

Hi, am new to this forum. My daughter aged 27 was diagnosed 2 years with clonic tonic seizures. Initially she was

put on epilim but her seizures continued for over a year. Having seen a...

Created By: Silvergoldman | 2013-10-17 16:36 | 607 Views | 4 Comments

I've been on just about all the AEDs but am now on Keppra XR. Recently I had the dose increased from 2000 mg/day to 2500mg day, as I've needed more seizure control. Not the first day, but the...

Created By: formybaby | 2013-10-16 14:14 | 546 Views | 5 Comments

Hi I am the mother of a Beautiful 8yr old girl who has frontal lobe epilepsy we had her seizures under control on keppra, zarontin, B6 for 18mths then they started again, she was having drop,...

Created By: puglover | 2013-10-16 01:05 | 1154 Views | 11 Comments

When my son sleeps in on the weekends even just past an hour when he usually takes his meds during the week, he starts his morning with simple seizures. Anyone experiencing this? Does it mean...

Created By: preisler | 2013-10-12 00:06 | 185 Views | 1 Comment

I want to know where brand name Keppra is manufactured. On the UCB site-it only states that Keprra is manufactured FOR UCB-it doesn't say where.

Created By: ET | 2013-10-10 11:28 | 1203 Views | 3 Comments

Hi Guy's,

A little background:
I've been living with epilepsy for the past ten years. It has been somewhat controlled..... only 2-4 generalized seizures p/year , but I space out a...

Created By: rcoletx | 2013-10-05 12:14 | 908 Views | 5 Comments

Our teenage son began having seizures just over two years ago.  Once he was put on meds we had success with Depakote and he was seizure free for approximately 16 months.  This past March he had...

Created By: Mollyd | 2013-10-02 11:23 | 211 Views | 1 Comment

I had perfect seizure control for almost 15 years on Carbamazepine.  (I have simple partial seizures and have had one grand mal seizure which is the reason why I was put on Carbamazapine). ...

Created By: JenneG1 | 2013-10-01 10:29 | 295 Views | 4 Comments

Hello-

 

My husband is on Oxcarbazepine, generic for Trileptol, 600mg 2x day.  Last week when we picked his RX up from the pharmacy we noticed that it was different.  Just...

Created By: my3boys | 2013-09-29 20:58 | 282 Views | 0 Comments

Hello.  I have had temporal lobe epilepsy for 25 years, and was on Carbamazepine for nineteen years.  I have also been on various secondary medications during this time.  My seizures have been...

Created By: my3boys | 2013-09-29 20:57 | 640 Views | 5 Comments

Hello.  I have had temporal lobe epilepsy for 25 years, and was on Carbamazepine for nineteen years.  I have also been on various secondary medications during this time.  My seizures have been...

Created By: Vangere | 2013-09-27 21:02 | 388 Views | 3 Comments

Most recently in the Epilepsy News Edition, September 25, 2013 this article appeared:

New Antiepileptic Drugs May Impact Cardiovascular Health 

I was diagnosed...

Created By: alexis00 | 2013-09-27 11:31 | 1321 Views | 7 Comments

Hi!

Pondering starting Zonegran to supplement Lamictal XR (both generic) . VERY cautious because Tegretol landed me in the ER, Keppra threw me into depression and I overdosed on Lamictal (...

Created By: puglover | 2013-09-27 00:46 | 534 Views | 6 Comments

Anyone have breakthrough seizures switching from Brand Name Carbetrol to Generic Carbamazepine? My son was switched a year ago from the Brand to the Generic (the pharmacy just made the change...

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