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Wed, 11/06/2019 - 20:57
Well I am having a Doc appt before the 6 months is up. I woke up and had wet myself and got to the bathroom and couldn't hold it anymore. My dr increased the vimpat 100mg twice a day to 150mg BID. I think it takes some time to build in the bloodstream. I am still not all sure what symptoms go with epilepsy and what doesn't.


Hi Billc, Thanks for posting.

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2019-11-07 - 09:34
Hi Billc, Thanks for posting. We cannot determine if this is related to your epilepsy or not. Treatment and medications vary for each individual and the goal of treatment with medicines should be –No Seizures and No Side Effects. However, we know that some individuals may experience too many side effects, that are very bothersome or cause other health problems. We are glad to hear that you're continuing to follow-up with your healthcare team to express your concerns and if you continue to experience any side effects, any changes in seizure types/frequency, symptoms, behaviors and moods. For additional information about Vimpat & having your blood levels checked, visit: may be helpful to keep a journal or diary. My Seizure Diary: a great tool for identifying & tracking seizures, setting reminders, managing medications & side effects, setting reminders, recording medical history, moods, behaviors, triggers, and other personal experiences, that may affect seizures and wellness, which can be shared with your healthcare team. Additionally, you may always contact our 24/7 Helpline, where trained information specialists are available to answer your questions, offer help, hope, support,guidance, and access to national and local resources. 1-800-332-1000, or

I got my vimpat up to 200

Submitted by Drinkie on Thu, 2019-11-07 - 12:35
I got my vimpat up to 200 this May. Not having your unfortunate side effects. I don’t think it helped or added to my current  medication cocktail   Still searching for that magic combo. At one point I told my Dr. This is just a guessing game. He told me that it’s a Educated Guess. Listen to what they say. Good luck brother Live life expecting the worst, hoping for the best, and living for the future!Jerry Garcia  

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