Pre Epilepsy and specifically since adapting to Lamotrigine I used to have night terrors / hallucinations everyday for 2 weeks on and off roughly every 3 months. I've not had any after being on Lamotrigine for 8 months. It's now been over a yr since I had bad night terrors so I thought maybe it's from the medication given they are also used for bipolar disorder.
When I was on Potiga , it increased my dreams between 3-5 dreams a night. My dreamers all over the place. They could be weird, nightmares, humor, happy, and the ones that feel close to real. But never experienced it with Lamictal
I have nightmares sometimes, even on Trileptal,(oxcarbazepine) but they aren't too bad and Trileptal has been the safest medicine for my epilepsy I've ever taken. Topamax was the most dangerous and on Depakote I gained over 100 pounds in less than one year and have had a weight problem ever since. My PCP tried to convince me it was menopause.
That's why an epilepsy diagnosis was such a relief. Those scary weird thoughts, feelings had a physical reason-epilepsy Not crazy, psychic they were just seizures from the brain misfunction I never knew/heard bout before. Amazed at how common it was. Mom researched it-told me of Einstein, Michelangelo, Edison, Poe, etc who were also epileptic. This was 48 years ago-I was never told of depression so just learned how to handle a seizure. Happy to find an explanation for myself so never scared of a seizure again.
Tho is trippy , I have maxed out on all theme meds. I also ride my bike all over the place. Parity much every med I have been on I have been making out on . Every new one I same to get.
I have taken that one also with my Keppra 750mg. Lamicital 500mg. Trilepital 750mg. I maxed out on all three. I am still on the Keppra, but on something else to replace the other two. I also had the "Gama Knife." Done on me it didn't work. Then I agreed to this VNS , it didn't work either.....
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