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I'm Afraid Of The Side Effects Of Epilepsy Meds. Am I Making A Mountain Out Of A Mole Hill?

I'm Afraid Of The Side Effects Of Epilepsy Meds. Am I Making A Mountain Out Of A Mole Hill?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was diagnosed over 20 years ago but been having seizures for over 30 years. I have been on topamax, Dillton, keppra, tegratal, many more for over 15 years but nothing worked the seizures still happening so about 4 years ago I said I was done, no more MRI every 6mos and no more pills so I quit and my eyes opened up. My seizures never stopped but I saw the world in a different light. All the time I was on those pills I was a different person, I was angry bitter person who was hard to be around. Even if I just meet you I would find something to not like or be mad at u. I hated the world. Then one day I did a lot of reading after years at just doing what doc. Say and said I was going to stop all pills and see they were not stopping my seizures anyway. After I got all out of sytem I saw the light and happiness. I would rather be happy with seizures than a miserable lonely lady on a bunch of pills that didn't work on me anyway

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

No matter 'what medicine(s) U take; ea.
of us may have side effects!
What helps 1 doesn't
help the other person.
Some people like me
can take several meds
with little or no side affects.
Someone else in my family gets very sleepy
just taking "a baby aspirin!"

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Every medicine has side affects! If ANYONE'S bothers them, tell your Doctor
& he may order a different medicine 4
you!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes you are making it more than it is. I was born with epilepsy have had many medicine never had big problems.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I've had seizures for 37 years and been on a lot of medicines, and they all have some type of side effect. They just don't effect every person that take them the same way, and for some people they have no side effects they actually help them, and that's because every person's body structure is not the same structure.

posted over 3 years ago
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