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How Frequent Are Your Petit Mal Seizures?

How Frequent Are Your Petit Mal Seizures?

Hello all
Ive had petit mal epilepsy and myoclonic epilepsy for 21 years now.

My neuro just took me off depakote and switched me to zonegran. Ive been taking depakote for over a decade and its controlled my seizures very well. Ive learned that since switching my petit mal seizures are one after another all day long. Its worse when im outside in the sunlight and I do have them indoors too (Which never happened when i was on depakote). This leaves me very fatigued and gives me a lot of… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Please tell Dr about your seizures change & how you feel on new med. My frequent partials are no worry-but back to back ones would be. Ask Dr. is this just cause of your initial reaction to new med & reason for the change? This will help ease your mind about what to expect too.

posted 3 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had Tonic-Clonic seizures at the time i was taking Zonegran. And my seizures increased due the side effects of this drug. Such as, tiredness, dizziness, drowsiness, increase of seizures and a skin rash. Because everyone is different, so are everyone else's triggers.

posted 3 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had Petit mal epilepsy siezure off and on for 40 years . I usually only have them when I've skipped am or pm doses 2 days in row and I tired out and heat add to to the equation. you use more.. I currently on Depakote ,Zonimade, and Kepra . This combo has kept mostly seizure free. No gran -mal in 6 years. Except for when it was106 and Christin /wife gave the gift a really nice Pedicure at this place that was NO A/C . I stepped outside and collapsed. One the workers put a bottle of on my chest as I am twitching. No in surance. It took 3 years 50$ a month. . If you don't have MED-CAL APPLy at DPPS website.. Ericthom😁

posted 3 months ago
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