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Those Who May Have Been On Vimpat And Are No Longer, How Did You Do With Transitioning To A New Med

Those Who May Have Been On Vimpat And Are No Longer, How Did You Do With Transitioning To A New Med

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was on vampat I did lost my life but thank God for my baby He done cpr , to bring me back than he had to give me half of B12 I than had to eat fish for a couple of days stayed on my tegrotol took time now to God all is well 😉

posted 12 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was on vimpat back in august 2018 for a week. Was taken off cause it wasnt working. The doctors necer gave it a chance to build up in my system. All AED drigs take a month or more to lnick in the body to wrok properly.

posted 12 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I am currently on Vimpat and it has helped me a lot but we are all different. Vimpat is a tricky one because it is a controlled substance and has addictive qualities. There are people who have trouble coming off of it purely because they are addicted to it. That shouldn't dishearten you though. Your experience may be different and if your neurologist believes taking you off of Vimpat is the best action to take and you agree then I wish you the best. Tritrating on to a medication and weening off of one can be easier or harder for some people. AEDs are a strange group of drugs.

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member Vimpat usually takes a bit longer than most to take full effect, around 3 weeks after reaching full dosage.

posted 12 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I just got put on vimpat and it's a month and it's not really working as well as it should at all how long does this med take to work anyone know

posted 12 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member,
It’s hardship to say . Since we all react differently to the medications, it’s not easy to answer your question. You may be one who won’t have trouble keeping your seizures under controlled, when transitioning to a different med. it may take a few times finding the right combo. Then there’s the possibility of not finding the right combo.

posted 3 months ago
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