Hi. I had a grand mal seizure on 9/11/2012. My brain cancer is/was in my left frontal lobe which is responsible for speech as well as other functions. My seizures always start the same: stuck on a thought, start to try and talk, gibberish and non nonsensical sounds come out of my mouth until I pass out. This time I was able to crawl out of the bathroom and wrote down on a piece paper for my wife to call 911.
When I saw my doctor, he said that I did not have enough of levetiracetam (generic keppra) in my system. He said that the half life was eight hours - i had no idea.
The last time I had a levetiracetam level check, it registered at 18 where the range is 12 - 46. THis time, the level was 3 within a range of 5.0 - 63.0.
Different labs have different ranges which I understand. But how does one get
to the upper ranges without having built a store in the body? Is it the kidneys that store it or the liver or does it just float around in the blood stream?
Confused and looking for another opinion. Thank you