I am so depressed and lethargic from taking it. I cry a lot and am lifeless. Bad headaches and very light headed. Dizzy all the time.
I've run through a lot of different seizure medications, but currently I'm on three different medications: Depakote (500mg am/1000mg pm), Vimpat (150mg b.i.d.), and Fycompa (4mg once daily).
Many different medicines I tried over the years ruined my stomach, I had hair loss issues. But I've been on Depakote and Vimpat for about 2 years and personally have had better results from them than other meds.
I have a VNS now and am on Topamax and Tegratol. I still have seizures but they are better and less frequent!
Vimpat made a huge diffrence with my absence and petti mal seizures in combination with keppra for my grand mals. I'm always lethargic, depressed about my lack of energy, moody and feel as if I'm missing out. But the benifits outweigh the side effects so I persist. Talk to your doctor and perhaps look into another drug if your in pain and constantly dizzy. It's all about what works best for you. I've been threw a few med changes, this is the best combo for me so far. You know your body better than anyone else, be brave and if it's not working try something new with your doc. The next drug could be the one that is a perfect fit.
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