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 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
When did you get it?
Diagnosed 1992 I think winter. Oh wait nope summer.
Since having epilepsy I've only seen a few people have a sezure on TV i watch some body yesterday on TV have a sezure I thought it was upsetting to the point I cry I wouldn't like to see myself shocking what we go through and our body's bless everyone ❣️ and stay positive strong and never ashamed let s all hope for a better 2023
I just want to be seizures free for the rest of my life 😪
Does anyone know if 200mg 2x day is a high dose? I mean I could ask my neurologist. Just curious.
I take 1 200 in morning 2 at night and mind are brand name and never had problem but came sz free goning on 25 yrs as also take Tegretol 400mg 1 in morning 1 at night same time brand name
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
Tonight I am going to divide the 3000 mg of Levetiracetam Extended Release tablets and take half at bedtime and half in the morning. This is to stop the afternoon seizures.
Does anyone else take the extended release twice a day and if so how much do you take and does it work well that way for you?
FYI: My doctor has prescribed it this way.
I was wondering when you seek a second or third opinion from a doctor do you tell ,share include all your diagnosis from previous doctors, neurologist .
Should that information be included?
would those previous diagnosis or medical opinions affect the opinion of the new doctor your seeing?
That's what my concern is really is that they will just agree with previous diagnosis.
I have a neurologist of whom I am not fond. However, she is in practice with a man I do like. Is there a gracious way to say I would prefer to see this doctor?
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.
Especially for my UK friends but all contributions welcome.How often found you have bloods taken & what do the GPs ask for?. Liver function ? ,Levels of AEDs, ? I've never had mine taken regularly The GP thinks the Epilepsy Unit takes bloods( it doesn't , purely a consultation) & the Unit thinks the GP does .I think I may have to ask for them myself
My GP does it once a year!