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Changing From Lamotrigine &Epilim (Sod Valporate) To Lamotrigine & Keppra

Changing From Lamotrigine &Epilim (Sod Valporate) To Lamotrigine & Keppra

Hi I will be starting a medication switch over soon - adding Keppra to my Sodium Valporate/Lamotrigine combination and then will be weaned off sod val in order to prepare me for pregnancy as sodium valporate is harmful to a baby in pregnancy.

I’m wondering if anyone here has been through this/similar and what were your experiences?

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Also don’t let them put you on generic.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I take lamictal had seizures since 9 I'm 40 lamictal made me stop only took for about 4 years but I was told it works better when u take something with it see if u can take without harming baby

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I've had nothing but great experiences with Keppra! I know there are a lot of horror stories out there, but there are good stories too. It has been one of the best medications for me. It kept me seizure free for about 5 years! Then they started to come back and we tried adding other meds and eventually VNS implant. Now I take Keppra XR, Zonegran, and have the VNS. So far with meds, I have tried Topamax, Keppra, Lamictal, Trileptal, and Vimpat. Out of all the meds that I have been on, Keppra has caused the least amount of side effects. I can name at least one problem with all the other meds, Keppra hasn't caused me any though!

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Keppra is a great choice to replace your other it has the same effect on
the brain and will not harm an unborn child. it's great that you have this
option too-many meds for other health conditions make it impossible to
have a pregnancy at all. Your Dr will help you to adjust to your new med
and with 17 seizure free years there should be no problem. Don't listen to
any bad stories of how some react to Keppra- you are not them. I'm sure
you'll have a great pregnancy with a happy little result.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member i am a health nut. my mom and i take a lot of vitamins and diets and read a lot of stuff.
as for the vitamins... the milk thistle doesn't help me with the seizures, its just calms me down. i dont think you can have this because of the pregnancy thing but i take cbd oil. it stops the seizures cold. i used to have seizures everyday before the oil. after i have 1 kinda seizure a month or 2 month.

posted almost 2 years ago
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