I don't understand why I would need more medication if I am seizure free. It makes me sleepy and depressed. I have been on seizure medication for 50 years and seems to me it causes clinical depression which I have dealt with for many years.
The only time they increase the meds is when your blood levels are low.
Thanks. So just take the extra half of a pill and let it go? I just hate taking seizure medication! But it does beat having a seizure.
I have epilepsy. I had a cancerous brain tumor removed in 2015. I was on half the dose of regular meds for about 6 months then my Neuroplogist took me off all meds. I had a seizure back in 2016. Because of that (otherwise I was seizure free for 7 years) I am back on medication but for about 7 years. The seizure was preventable.
@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member probably the dr is sooooo busy that day and he just looked at your chart and saw all these meds before the right meds. he wrote a new rx and went to the next patient. that is my hunch from a little experience of my own. or they have the wrong patient chart that has a lot of seizures. that too has happen.
Thanks for replies. I have had no episodes or any further tests (EEG or MRI) only bloodwork which is routinely done. The nurse called, not the doctor so I still have questions and want to discuss this further with him. Still not happy about the increase.