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Topic: Medication Issues

Created By: lmcadams | 06/2020 | 0 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 to get off this drug due to the...

Created By: lmcadams | 06/2020 | 0 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 to get off this drug due to the...

Created By: Hannah54 | 05/2020 | 1 Comment

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 protein powder 2 weeks ago to smoothie in the...

Created By: Blackcatincornwall | 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 last few months that my hair is...

Created By: tnorm | 05/2020 | 7 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. Every day I can tell exactly when my medication...

Created By: Mott07 | 05/2020 | 3 Comments

I’ve just transitioned off Keppra XR (1500mg/daily) on 4/30 after 12 years and on to Briviact as a monotherapy. The Keppra controlled my seizures, but had just started causing too much anxiety and...

Created By: Moonriser | 05/2020 | 2 Comments

I have currently been on Keppra (750 milligrams) for 3 years now and I never had any side effects until now. A few days ago I sudden,shooting leg pain out of nowhere after I took my 6:30pm dose. I...

Created By: Kate K. | 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 Northwest suburbs. I had few...

Created By: Molly1983 | 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 no grand mal seizures in about 6 years. However...

Created By: Navarove | 04/2020 | 4 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 developed severe insomnia. 4 hours of sleep per...

Created By: jrh180 | 04/2020 | 1 Comment

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 sodium bicarbonate would help me with...

Created By: Johnnyb_5b40c90bec472 | 04/2020 | 3 Comments

Hello. I am having side effects that I believe are from Lamictal. I feel myself obsessing over certain things, and just having general difficulty controlling my thoughts, and getting things done....

Created By: ChicagoMom | 04/2020 | 4 Comments

My son is 22 and weaning off 200 mg daily of Lamotrigine XR. He had one seizure about 5 years ago, unknown cause, and no other seizures. He has been on lamotrigine for 4 years, after about 8...

Created By: cdtaylor3 | 04/2020 | 1 Comment

Hi all,

I'm 39, and used to have pretty bad tonic clonic seizures from the age of 10 up until 30, then after some trial and error my amazing neurologist (whom I will always be...

Created By: natseizures | 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'm a healthy weight,...

Created By: Msy110 | 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 was on carbamazepine up until September of last...

Created By: jlefelman12349 | 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 into a teen and my EEG's were...

Created By: WakingKnowledge | 04/2020 | 1 Comment

I know it is different for everyone but what is the range in time? If you successfully got off it how long were you on it and how long after your last dose did you stop feeling withdrawal? Also...

Created By: MJulie | 04/2020 | 4 Comments

Hello! I am a 25 years old girl, and have had epilepsy for 19 years now. It started as absence seizures when I was around six years old, and then developed to generalized tonic-clonic seizures...

Created By: ErinEP04 | 04/2020 | 4 Comments

Hi, I was recently diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy this past December. I am now taking 150 mg of lamictal twice a day. I’ve noticed my memory is not as good as usual, and I often have...

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