Has anyone had a breakthrough seizure on Keppra?

Has anyone had a breakthrough seizure on Keppra?

Are breakthrough seizure usually provoked by a trigger? Or just needing a med adjustment? I am NOT experiencing this issue but like to ask questions and stay as informed as possible.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

When an epilepsy patient experiences a sustained period of freedom from seizures (seizure control), then suddenly experiences a seizure, such an event is commonly referred to as a breakthrough seizure.

Stress and anxiety are well-established triggers for seizures among people with epilepsy, and studies have shown that reducing stress may lower seizure risk for those with the condition. ... However, because scientists have been unclear about how stress causes seizures, such a treatment has proven difficult to find.

Hope this helps.

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Could be either/or. High fever can be a trigger. For some stress is a trigger. Definitely strobe type lights can cause them. Missing medication can definitely cause it. Medication could also need to be adjusted. Hope this helps.

Kim

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes I have when they took me off years ago too quickly so I had to get back on .

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Sounds like and you should get a adjustment I've had many other side effects and symptoms but not a breakthrough seizure on keppra and went for a evaluation and consolation with my neroligest and had a few dosage changes that helped

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

not to me but other meds had happen to me. a lot of things will cause a breakthrough seizure. if you had the med for a long time or short time. some new med doent get along with others. stress can cause it too. the dr can up the med but if you have it again, the dr may get you off of it.

posted 4 months ago
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