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Has Anyonre Tried The Combination Of Cabatrol + Briviact

Has Anyonre Tried The Combination Of Cabatrol + Briviact

Hello, Friends.

I have tried the combination Briviat with Carbatrol before, along with Lyrica and Topamax. Once I start with Briviact, I will so much better than I don't even consider it a seizure, than after a week or so, I start to experience more seizures than usual.

Currently, I am taking Carbatrol + Fycompa + Lyrica. I have been thinking to re-take Briviact again. I know there is an interaction between Briviact and Tegretol, but I'm wondering if anyone has tried/ trying this combination… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Medication could have been working to control seizures- so instead
a little foggy. If it was an uncontrolled seizure you'd be a lot worse
physically and mentally. Instead of trying to blame meds think of his
foggy time is instead of a seizure. Realize how little it affects you by
comparison then when it passes be happy you had this help.. .

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I agree and am attempting to change my views. I am always open to suggestions. It does make life seem quite difficult and when put into perspective people are born with challenges much greater than I have experienced so for that I am grateful.

posted 5 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Lyrica nearly killed me. I can't take that or cymbalta I blow up like a blow fish. Margery thank you for your contribution to this post, I tend to blame meds all the time for what they can't do, truth is I am not a doctor and thankfully I have one that includes me in decision making. I do not like it but it is better than seizures. I think being involved and really investigating the risk benefit has prevented me from having to switch medications. Everyone is made up with a unique chemistry and has different circumstances, for something that does not have a cure being able to live is a huge benefit. This will be some serious gratitude for me today, my treatment is not ideal but under the circumstances the alternative is much worse. My only question is, why do so many meds say short term use and my doctor told me it is for life? Is there a time that meds will ever not be necessary because the risk of seizures will always be there?

posted 5 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

We need meds to help correct any type health condition. Diabetics are "addicted" to insulin to help, heart patients have to stay on meds. I'm so happy we have so many for all types of epilepsy. I try any new ones. As you said if bad sides occur I know Dr will take me off. Epilepsy's a physical not mental one that can be dealt with. People just get too angry, sad cause they have it? Wish more could lighten up a little instead. Newbies need to hear from others to help avoid depression or feel trapped too.

posted 5 months ago
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