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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

posted December 17, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

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 December 17, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

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

posted December 17, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

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 December 19, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

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

posted December 18, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Most anti epileptic medications cause loss of memory.

posted December 18, 2021

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