Mine is 300mg bid
Only 2 grand mals since 2015 and monthly absence seizures
I take 250mg morning and evening. This has increased slowly over 8 years.
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
It's happened quite a few times at bedtime most recently last night, i feel heavy and disconnected but also like my body is moving around, my eyes quickly moving around...
After my right lobe craniotomy on 12-16-2020 being a constant burden on my family unable to help out, drive or work had a couple of trips via ambulance to the ER. Seen for: 8/2/2021
Pseudo seizures &… read more
I have heard in the past from several friends who have tried many others including surgery, implants or non-medication alternative methods. However, I think it would help if those of you who have to share your experience with those are now at the point where they have been told that medication will never allow them to reach a long-term seizure free state.
If Q + A section was better organized, then I would not have to ask this question, but we have a support site, so we have to do what we can… read more
@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member Everyone gets nervous. Usually what helps is if you talk to your epileptologist/surgeon. From the surgeon, I learned there was a better chance of dying from a car accident… read more
Has anyone experience a weight gain on @Keppra? I have gained almost 20 lbs in just 45 days. I also take Zoloft for depression and anxiety.
Yes keppra did it to me and it does to some ppl
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
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
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.
When did you get it?
Diagnosed 1992 I think winter. Oh wait nope summer.
Any positive information on Epidiolex as the only meds? Currently on Zonagran. I'm reading and so many bad side effects. We asked our doctor to switch
Had a abnormal 24 EEG 1 month ago and in 2019,but not the cleavland clinic wants a 3 day EEG, I wish the shared data more . We have a functional doctor appointment and generics appointment. I'm my son's voice until he finds it and if takes fighting for his rights and researching like a scientist, then must be done.
JDelakit Understand concern bout meds sides but look at some ads for over-counter meds on TV. Side effects galore.The 3 day testing is fantastic not bad if you want to know why this will give you… read more