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Keppra and Marijuana

My 15 yr old son was just diagnosed with epilepsy. He is on Keppra and smokes marijuana. Are there any serious side effects of smoking while on Keppra. Anyone out there smoke and take Keppra? He just started Keppra today. 2 doses. 1 in the morning and 1 at night.  Also, do they side effects of Keppra subside?

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Re: Keppra and Marijuana

I am an 18 year old female, and just got diagonsed with epilepsy in the last month. I have been on Keppra for the last three weeks, taking 750 mg twice a day after having two seizures within two weeks of each other. We're still waiting for the tests to come back but we're sure the epilepsy formed from a skull fracture I got in May. I smoke pot every day, and I have been seizure free since I've been on Keppra. Medical Marijuana has epilepsy on it's list in my state, and it can actually help the seizure threshold. I would suggest he find more indica strains, since they are higher in CBD's then THC. (More Sativa strains have lower CBD count & higher THC levels) CBD's are actually what help the seizure threshold in cannabis. In the beginning, it made me kinda anxious to smoke but it did help me sleep better. Now that I've been on the medicine for two weeks, I don't get the anxiety from smoking and it actually helps eliminate most of the side effects, besides drowsiness (indica strains make you more sleepy anyways) My side effects have been subsided a bit. I can stay awake now all day during the day, but I am sleepwalking & I do have a bad stuffy nose all the dang time. I wouldn't be too worried about your child smoking marijuana, as long as he knows his cannabis.

I have been epileptic for 3

I have been epileptic for 3 years and have large seizures when i black out for a few days and small localized ones also and i smoke herb, take keppra and vimpat... throughout my time i have had less when smoking with my medications, my doctor even took note that it lessens the side effects, I also recommend frankensense oil and smelling it when you start to feel weird... while doing that ive had alot less seizures tho the oil is expensive 

Mike I emphatically urge you

Mike I emphatically urge you not to drink while you are on Keppra. It negates the effects of the drug and will open you up to seizures.  I had half a glass of wine at a reunion party and within an hour had a seizure.  You have to take the Keppra doses regularly and on time.  I have alarms set on my phone so I don't miss them.  I truly miss the wine and martinis but not enough to have a seizure.

Needing advice. I have a 32

Needing advice. I have a 32 year old son with epilepsy on keppra and medical marijuana.  Had 4 seizures tonight and 3 last week.  Any ideas why this happened?

Hello,  have you tried a

Hello,  have you tried a medical-grade CBD oil?  Saving Grace CBD  oil out of Colorado has trace amounts of a variety of cannabinoids so as to achieve the entourage effect: all of the compounds working together to provide superior results. Under .3% thc, so can be shipped anywhere. We've seen much better results with seizures from ingesting cbd oil, than smoking/vaping.  Thanks for the insight re: Keppra and cannabis.

Hello,  have you tried a

Hello,  have you tried a medical-grade CBD oil?  Saving Grace CBD  oil out of Colorado has trace amounts of a variety of cannabinoids so as to achieve the entourage effect: all of the compounds working together to provide superior results. Under .3% thc, so can be shipped anywhere. We've seen much better results with seizures from ingesting cbd oil, than smoking/vaping.  Thanks for the insight re: Keppra and cannabis.

Hello.  many people

Hello.  many people throughout Colorado smoke cannabis to treat their seizures.  People I know tend to have better results from taking cbd oil orally, daily, as opposed to smoking, and some in conjunction.

I also take keppra 500mg

I also take keppra 500mg twice a day after a motorcycle accident and brain surgery.   I've been smoking pot for 10 years prior to taking keppra and its always helped me with my mood and anxiety, but since I started the keppra i've began to have seizures.   I still smoke often and was hoping it wasnt the reason but it looks like it is.

I am 38 have had seizures

I am 38 have had seizures since 16. I also smoke high grade/medical marijuana(approx 1 grm) and take 1000mg Keppra and 1500mg Depakote per day for 20 years. My seizures are usually triggered by mass stress, dehydration, and lack of sleep. When keeping up water, decent exercise, and sleep. I may have 1 GM seizure per 3 months and I can always feel them coming. If I don't  take care of those I will seize 1 a month +. Dr's say when your tired sleep, be careful marijuana is good but can be very dehydrating. And keep diaries of both seizures and smoke types feelings etc. And search for strains rated for seizure control etc. Wish you all my best

Make sure he is actually

Make sure he is actually taking his meds. I am on Keppra and Depakote for seizures. I was on phenobarbital but it no longer works for me so that could be something else to look at. Also, my doctor told me most seizures are brought on by too much stress, too little food or sleep and not taking meds. My stepmother had a nephew that just died two weeks ago. He was on Keppra for seizures but it came out that he was notorious for not taking his medicine and telling people he had. Maybe your son is doing the same thing thinking the pot alone is fine. He should have bloodwork dome to see if his meds need to be adjusted or changed to something else.

I'm 20 and I've had epilepsy

I'm 20 and I've had epilepsy for the past three years. I don't smoke "medical" marijuana but you know lol. But whenever I run out of meds and I feel the symptoms of a seizure coming on I go outside smoke and I'm completely back to normal and sometimes right after I take my meds at night it helps with sleep and not having your thoughts running all over the place.

After 3months seizure free, I

After 3months seizure free, I triggered one on Labor Day, I think because of alcohol withdrawal from the night b4, (I can’t drink alcohol anymore, excepted) dehydration with temps in the 90’s & high humidity, intense physical stress, and not sitting my ass down to smoke a joint or take my Keppra like prescribed. It was really scary and humbling. But it felt good to wakeup in the ER, feeling perfectly fine 10mins later, and walk out! Thank you medical marijuana. That use to be unheard of!!!

As long as I, take my keppra,

As long as I, take my keppra, smoke my weed, exercise, sleep, and cook my own food at least 4x a week no msg, along with water, meditation, prayer and as little stress as possible, I’m good. Ten yrs and I feel I’m really starting to know my triggers. 

As long as I, take my keppra,

As long as I, take my keppra, smoke my weed, exercise, sleep, and cook my own food at least 4x a week no msg, along with water, meditation, prayer and as little stress as possible, I’m good. Ten yrs and I feel I’m really starting to know my triggers. 

I was 3, almost 4 years

I was 3, almost 4 years seizure free until I started thinking I wasn’t an epileptic anymore and deviated!

The side effects of keppra

The side effects of keppra which I take. Omce in the morning and then again at night. I smike a blunt of loud just to ease the feeling of dizyness yhe keppra have. I take 750 mgrams of keppra.

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