I was wondering how other people are dealing with Keppra. I've been on Keppra for about three weeks, 500 mg twice a day. I have complex partial epilepsy that was just diagnosed.
I've completely lost my appetite. When I do eat, I eat about 1/3 of the amount of food I used to. I try to drink plenty of water each day, but I eat about one meal a day most of the time, and never more than two. I've lost about 10 pounds so far. I couldn't find any reference online to this being a side effect but I can't see where else this is coming from. I don't even crave chocolate..!
During the first week, I felt like I was sleeping better, but then the dose was doubled and now I just can't fall asleep at night. I just lay there in bed for hours and hours. I would guess that, on average, it now takes me three hours to fall asleep once I tuck in, and sometimes as many as five. It doesn't matter how tired I feel, and I'm not consuming any caffeine. I've noticed that Keppra is listed as a "new" drug without known sleep side effects. Has anyone else had trouble falling asleep with Keppra?