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Topic: Medication Issues


06/2020 | 1 Comments

Anyone started this yet? It's very new, just started two days ago. Hoping to have someone else! I"m feeling tired, but that might be because things...
Lack of Dreams

06/2020 | 0 Comments

Hello everyone, I starting taking Levetiracetam over 2 years ago. I havent had dreams on a regular basis. I would have 1 or 2 a month. It was if it...
Need advice please. New medications

06/2020 | 2 Comments

Hi everyone, I've been epileptic for 10+years. I'm currently taking 500mg. Of levetricam (keppra)(spelling) and 400mg. Of lamotrigine. After 6 years I...
Topiramate Withdrawal

06/2020 | 3 Comments

Hi, Ive been taking 200mg of Topiramate for over 10 years. I cut down to 100mg nearly a year ago and can't remember having any issues. Ive been trying...
Protein powder

05/2020 | 1 Comments

Has any body had any issues with adding protein powders to a smoothie effect seizure medications. I’m on aptiom and levetiracetum and started adding...
Hair loss

05/2020 | 2 Comments

Hi I've been on Lamotrigine since January this year and finally got to the 100mg in a morning and same in the evening. Ive started to see over the...
Lamictal/lamotrigine High...?

05/2020 | 8 Comments

My neurologist just increased my lamotrigine from 150mg to 200mg twice a day. I ramped up slowly and I’ve been at this new dose for about 2-3 weeks...
3 bottles of brand name Keppra XR

05/2020 | 2 Comments

Hi everyone, Hope all of you are doing well and are staying healthy and safe. I wanted to share my story and make a suggestion. I live in Chicago...
Medication Side Effects

05/2020 | 2 Comments

Hi, My husband was diagnosed with Epilipsy about 9 years ago after three grand mal seizures. He has done well so far with them being controlled with...
Vimpat Insomnia & Insanity

04/2020 | 5 Comments

Well holy cow, i was on Depakote for 25 years, could only last on Vimpat for 3 years. Desperate for relief. Felt more positive on Vimpat, but...
tegratol XR and sodium Bicarbonate.

04/2020 | 1 Comments

Dear All, I need some help I took a spoonful of sodium bicarbonate about a week ago. I usually get side effects with tegratol and I was told some...
New side effects - Keppra and lamictal

04/2020 | 3 Comments

I'm 21 years old now and I've been taking keppra and lamictal for 11 years. I've noticed that I've been losing hair every time I shower since 2016. I...
Catamenial Epilepsy and Keppra

04/2020 | 2 Comments

HI everyone. I have been diagnosed with epilepsy for about 14 years now. Over the years I have learned that I have a form of catamenial epilepsy. I...
Hormonal Imbalance from Topamax?

04/2020 | 2 Comments

Hello, i was diagnosed with childhood absent seizures when i was 5 years old. I was first put on Lamotrigine at a small dosage and went up as i turned...

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