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Has Anyone Been On Vimpat? If So How Long And Was It Succesful?

Has Anyone Been On Vimpat? If So How Long And Was It Succesful?

I’ve been on Carbotral since i was 8, and trokendi since i was 14-15. I was hospitalized in the past 2 weeks to study my absent seizures off all medications, because i normally have auras only when medicated, until the padt year, ive recently began having absents again also. The doctors tested one medication that was unsuccessful while i was hospitalized, before testing Vimpat over a 24 hour period, and then i was released. I’ve been out for nearly 2 weeks now, and i haven’t had any seizures… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was on Vimpat for several years, and it did work for a while, then my body must had gotten use to it until it must had stopped working for me. I'm now on Briviact and it seems to be working for me because I haven't had any seizures lately.

posted 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I take multiple medications,
trokendi 450mg pm
Vimpat 300Mg BID
Onfi 40Mg BID
Lexapro 20mg am decreasing to 0(non seizure medication)
Celexa 10mg am replacing lexapro (also non seizure)
Biotin BID for hair loss caused by lexapro
Vitamin D am requested by neurologist
Lamotrigine 100BID decreased recently

The lamotrigine however is causing dizziness, blurred vision, and off balance/falling, it was bad at 150 bid, the minimum dosage is 150 normally, i was moved to 100bid recently, and i only had 2 dizzy spells near the change. I went in for neurosych testing 2 days ago and i was knocked on my a** as bad as i was at the 150 dosage, we made it all the way there, a 2 hour trip, just to go inside and cancel. As soon as we got inside my mom got me a wheelchair. After rescheduling, because thats not the kind of test you want to make mistakes on for anyone who’s taken it im sure you know, im trying to get the rns and thats why i have the test. Anyway, rescheduling, we went to the neurology dept. and spoke to my neurologist’s nurse and ive been lowered to 50am, 100pm, they called this morning and thats when i started it. I take several medications though so it couldve been a negative reaction with one. The vimpat and onfi are most affective and both the dr and myself dont want them to be removed, the lamotrigine however was meant to replace the trokendi but i believe that’s unlikely. I havent had any other side effects until being placed in lamotrigine though. Has anyone else experienced this effect?

posted 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have been on Vimpat for a while, and yes it has worked well for me, and now my Neurologist wants to try me on taking just Briviact, which I have been on for 2 months so far, and I can't tell much difference.

posted 3 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Vimpt has changed me we're I have more control an started back driving after 6 years yes ! This work better then any

posted 3 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member im still on 200mg but they just prescribed me a 100mg pill so i take 300 mg day, and i feel fine, its been a few months also. In on onfi too so nausea and dizziness can cone from either.when they first put me on 300mg vimpat they had to order it, so i used my 50s, so that first night i took 4 50s i just got dizzy and went to sleep 🤣

posted 6 months ago
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