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Complementary / Alternative Treatments

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My daughter is almost 5, she takes keppra for her seizures. They are controlled very well but she has mood swings. Is there anything that would help her?

posted August 18, 2015 (edited)
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I was told to give my daughter a Vitamin B6 supplement as she is naturally extremely moody. Keppra has seemed to calm the moodiness, but she is very hyperactive now.

posted September 22, 2015 (edited)
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I take Dilantin and high amounts of B12 to keep depression at bay. I can really feel the difference the B12 makes. I think the meds really deplete your system on B vitamins.

posted May 30, 2016
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Keppra has that for a side effect on many people. I've been on it for awhile myself , but haven't had that problem with the side effects..

posted April 3, 2016
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Yeah we were taking the B6 and we just had a serious outburst yesterday with my daughter. I was frightened she might hurt us or herself. Told the doctor we had to get her off this ASAP. She has been put on Topamax

posted April 2, 2016 (edited)
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I take keppra and I have bad mood swings ! Best thing that helps me is writing drawing or soothing music

posted August 29, 2015 (edited)

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