No need to apologize. Tell your neurologist's about the depression side effect of that medication
As someone who was once labeled as not likely to ever reach a long-term seizure free state (and have… read more
I went out yesterday purposely and I'm happy again! I can't wait for this weekend! I'm going to finally do open mic again! Last time was 2020 and I blocked him. I spoke a little ruff to him first
Just seen the nerologist last Thurs Jan 2023.My Nerologist, She doesn't want anyone elses scans or tests. When I've already have had abnormal EEGs plus video EEG. MRI & Cat scans are all normal tho. Anyhow my Nerologist,She wants to do all her own
Workup. Is this normal?
Cause none of my sons Nerologists have did same testing they always went to next step/testing. He was finally diagnosed 2022 Generalized epilepsy after yrs (started when 14 yrs, now 25) of having them and being on meds.
But my offer is no joke. I make it not in jest. But I'm all seriousness
Since I started taking Vimpat my memory has gotten worse. It seems to have gotten worse as my dose has increased. Has anyone else had this problem? Vimpat has also raised my blood pressure
Ask your doc if vimpat messes up your memory. Our epilepsy is not remembering things. My friend who does not even have epilepsy tells me the older we get she even cannot remember stuff.
I am 100% positive that hormones are playing a huge factor in both the frequency and intensity of my seizures but I’m not sure where to start to address it. If anyone has any suggestions, PLEASE let me know!
I started with seizures just as I was coming out of menopause at 54. I’m going to be 64 in June. All of my family and friends as well as myself think my epilepsy was brought on by a hormonal change. I… read more
I have to a video eeg done. I have watched some YouTube videos, but still have questions. Will they just stop all my medications as soon as i am in the hospital? Or what?
It all depends on how long the EEGV is . For one day, they won’t do a thing with meds.
From 4 - 7 days they will decrease your meds little bit at a time everyday
They want to try and get as big of… read more
I have took vimpat since I was a teenager and I don’t have any side affects with me and it helps me to help seizures but I am sure it helps with my other meds to.
Due to my 1st son being stillborn in 2006 i began the seizures, never knew why, never had them before then. Now in the past 6-8 months ill only have maybe 1 a month but it comes early in the mornings while im asleep
You may want to talk to your Neurologist or Epileptologist . You may need to have an a EEG and MRI . You may have another area in your brain that your seizures are located .
I had a a EEG and MRI… read more
When did you get it?
Diagnosed 1992 I think winter. Oh wait nope summer.
Taking a 300 mg epicenter moderate release capsule at night ( as well as others ) Tolerate it fairly well - ithink Have now Gone up up to 5oo mg now Feeling more tired but better if I can get of the house for a walk How does everyone get on with this AED ?
@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member... I'm not prepared to stay on it even if he reduces the dosage. I am sure I am allergic to it too.