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Hi I just wanted to know I am on 2g of keppra twice a day and I think it is affecting my memory as I used to remember phone numbers and what I was going to say or do but now I have got a bad memory it is so annoying as people say that if you can remember to take your Meds then I can remember other things

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I've noticed that in me too, and wondered whether it was the epilepsy or medication I'm taking for it...I figured it must've been both.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It's epilepsy and meds that cause memory loss . My surgeon taught me a lot

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Epilepsy in general can affect it too but generally epilepsy meds affect the memory :-/

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I take 1500mg twice a day. I used to think I may have dementia (it runs in my family) but apparently it's the tablets. I take many other tablets too but at least I haven't got dementia (yet!!!!).

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It affected my memory really badly. You take your meds everyday, it becomes an unconscious thing to do. So of course you remember to take medication. I also used to be really good with numbers. I have finally managed to remember my mobile and home phone number. Other than that, I rely on my mobile. I also used to be able to rattle off every address I've ever lived at including post codes. Now i'm a bit more limited. A lot of doctors say that keppra shouldn't effect you in this way but it does. It also had an effect on my libido, depression/anxiety, weight gain, attitude towards people... I'm no longer on keppra and I hope that most of the issues I had will decrease over time

posted over 4 years ago
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