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Do Anti Epileptic Medicine Impact Memory:

Do Anti Epileptic Medicine Impact Memory:

I m on 3000 mg of Kepra and 800 mg of carbamazepine, these have any negative impact on memory, anyone has any experience, please share:
Thanks

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I agree with JOhnDufresne, epilepsy destroys our memory pretty bad then add on medicine will just make it worst somehow.

My memory was okay when i tried out every seizure medicine until i reached and stayed with “vimpat”, it was like years of my life have disappeared. Now i can’t keep my memory, if i dont talk to someone even someone i know for years, dont talk to them for a few weeks to a month, i will not remember their name. Then things that i do, i have to continue to do everyday or else i will forget how to do it. And lots more. This disorder is so depressing and tiring, just keep hoping that one day, there will be a cure.

posted 5 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I'm not for sure but epilepsy itself diminishes the memory.

posted 5 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I am glad that I increased my reading time. Works for me works for me. little side effect Pete and Re-Pete. Take Care. Merry Christmas Take Care.

posted 5 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes . Medications can have an impact on your memory. So does your seizures.

posted 5 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Epilepsy itself impacts memory recall. And all anticonvulsants and some other medicine have the listed side effect (that is cumulative based on how many of these medications that you are on) of hampering memory recall. Add to them the impact of stress itself and it gets worse. And certain anticonvulsants can make things even worse on memory and memory recall for certain individuals (after all, any reaction and/or benefits of medications has to be judged on an individual basis). In my case, 24 years on Tegretol/Carbamazepine was a major obstruction to memory and made my memory recall completely unreliable.

Thus, when the Carbamazepine was finally out of me by the last day that I was at the EEG Long Term Monitoring, I noticed a significant improvement in my memory recall and the triggering of partial seizures from pushing to recall something was gone.

posted 5 months ago
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