I developed epilepsy 9 years ago, i was on epilim for a number of years unsuccessfully, and have been on
lamictal for the past 4 years, i am on 400mg. I was still having seizures and went to see my neuro he added in 200mg of topamax which i have been on for the past 4 months but my seizures
have increased and have gone from nocturnal to during the day (complex partial). My neuro
is now gradually increasing my dose to 400mg. My condition seems to be
getting worse rather than getting better since i started on the topamax
and im wondering if the increase in dose will help or just lead to more
He then suggested at the end, if this doesnt work he will reccommend that i go to the epilepsy clinic, where they will take me off all my medication and wait for me to have a seizure then do some tests and scans, to see if im a candidate for surgery.
I am wondering has anyone else been on the same dose 400mg of lamictal and 400mg of topamax, and has it helped? The thought of surgery isnt pleasant!
My neuro also hasnt performed any blood tests for my medication levels, i asked him about this and his reply was " You cant check the levels for these particular drugs". is this true?