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 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.
When did you get it?
Diagnosed 1992 I think winter. Oh wait nope summer.
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
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
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.
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.
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
I've noticed we are some intelligent. Spiritual, artistic and poetic people on here can you all show me some stuff. I'm just in awe of us as a disabled people. I truly am shine peeps shine
Love your description w/ math!