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Anyone having problems in weight gain?
my daughter has been on keppra for one month now. when she was taking 250 3x a day it seemed a good dose but now they upped it to 500 2x a day and really a difference. is this possible? she was great on 250 3xday fun, happy, outgoing. but now with 500 2xday she's crying, thinking too much, worried, very withdrawn looking. suppose to call dr. on monday to let her know if she's changed for the better if not, we will probably go back to 250 3x day. we are weining off of topamax to keppra along with lamictal.... so i think thats why she bumped her higher, as the topamax goes lower.
any thoughts would be appreciated. thanks
when keppra was introduced we did wean on to it.... 250 1xday for 1 week, then 2x a day for a week, then 3x a day for a week, then 500 2x a day ..
I have to admit,, since thursday it seems like the mood of being sad has lifted.... it's almost 2 weeks to the day of being on 500 2x a day. and also since her cycle....maybe the side effects lift after the body adjust. I am going to try the vitamin b 6 like getnbetr suggested. what is biotin? also what about b 12?
she needs to gain weight she is 5 -7 and weights 98 lbs. that we think was from the topamax and also her brother is 6ft and weighs about 130 so it's sorta genetic also...
I also pray alot especially during med changes as it can be very tedious~~~~~ she hates changing....
I've been on Keppra for about 6 months now. My diag. (as far as I know and understand) is Simple Partial (focused) Epilepsy that is causes temporal lobe seizures. My electrical mishap (as shown in my SD eeg) is in such a place in my brain that my sz's can range through the WHOLE spectrum of sz's in the SPE catergory. I've had really good luck with Keppra. My inital dose was 500 mg, twice daily and after a particularly nasty sz, it was doubled.
When I first started taking Keppra, I lost weight. After I got over the sleepies that accompany it, I just simply forgot to eat. When the intial side effects wore off, so did that forgetfulness. If you ask me it could have stayed as long as it likes. When my dose was doubled, the sleepies weren't as bad, but I still forgot to eat at times.
As for Keppra never being taken alone, yes it is b/c I take it as my only drug and haven't tried any other medications. Keppra has been good for me other than the need for my dose to be adjusted, I have only had two sz's while on Keppra (at 1000 mg), and haven't had any while taking 2000 mg.
omg this is crazy i am totally in your boat. I started on Keppra last May at 500mg in the morning and 500 mg at night. All was fine and dandy till i decided to go on birth control. Which totally messed with my dosage. Now i find that i am best on 750mg in the morning and 750 mg at night. Other then that Keppra has been great but finding the right dosage was like trial and error. It makes me forget to eat too. I just lose the cravings to eat. I have noticed that it has made me a lil more paranoid then usual but i'm hoping this will pass the more i get used to my new dosage. My eyes just get really heavy for the most part. Good to hear your story tho... it's a lot like mine.
Wow! Your medication list reads like mine. I'm 53 and have had seizures since I was 19. For 20+ years I was on Dilantin and Phenobaritol only, then my seizures started to become a regular thing at night and my medications changed. They all affected my weight.
Since brain surgery in 2004, i've been having trouble with memory and depression. As of right now, i'm taking 2500mgs/day of Keppra only.
I also know that my personality is different, more reserved. I've made an appointment to see a new neurologist. I'd appreciate feedback.
My son seems to experience tremors if he consumes something with artificial sweetener in it. He is only taking Keppra. We make sure to read all of the labels now.
I am on Keppra, as well as Trileptal. My doctor put me on Zoloft to balance the "down" side of it all. I've never had a real depressed emotion, or a weight gaining problem with either of these. I am a fairly active person though.
My worries concern my 7 yr old daughter, she just had her first seizure on Saturday, May 14. She had two small CP, each lasting about four minutes, then went into a dead stare, completly gone CP that lasted ten minutes. I've never had one that went that long.
Any way, my daughter is now on Keppra, today is her second day. Since her first dose yesturday she has been driving everyone crazy. She has been like a wild horse just let out of a cage. I wander what all side effects it has on children. Like I said, no real problems for me, but what can it do to her?
I just hope it can keep her safe and not hurt her.
i myself is taking keppra i was on topamax and i went from 160 to 120 in a couple of months so they put me on keppra 500mg in the morning and 500 at night and i have gone from 120 back to 160 i clean do laundry and i go for walks but nothing seems to be helping where i can lose weight what are the things i can do where i can lose weight and keep it off i still wish i was on topamax but the doctor had taken me off of it.give me some adice on what i should do to where i can lose weight....