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 had more seizures in my 40's than any other time except my teens. The seizures I had in peri menapause were also more severe, causing a loss of memory and balance. It took weeks to get over each… read more
I'm just wondering because I've noticed that as I'm getting older my seizures first came back and with increased activity
I was diagnosed at 7. They called them Petit Mal back then. I had taken a huge number of medications, dosages and combinations. In my early 20s I had taken all then known AEDs. After a lot of tests, I… read more
When did you get it?
Diagnosed 1992 I think winter. Oh wait nope summer.
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.
Just the opposite for me however I'm not on zoloft. I'm on Buspar. Iv lost 40 lbs
I am wanting to go back to school ,but i am 54 yrs old and with all.the siezures ive had thru out my life my memory isnt the best,and the technology i cant comprehend and im affraid i cant doit
Went back to school at 38 too and had no problems...just made sure to let the professors know if I needed an extension on an assignment and the reason why. All were really understanding...I’m… read more
My good friend is sleeping way too much on it. Does your body get used to it, or is it a "your body can't tolerate it" or not?
After a while your body gets used to it. You'll still be a bit sleepy but enough to function without feeling dizzy.
As a child, I took Phenobarbital at night, and Tridione in the daytime. Anyone else heard of this? My new Dr.'s give me funny looks, but I know what I was taking. I was 17 when I stopped taking it.
I take 145 mg of phenobarbital.
116 at night
On it 29 years
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
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