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Top 10 Search Results for "Aptiom"

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Midazolam

Midazolam

I've just explored the site a little more. I came across the epilepsy association medication list and found diazepam rectal gel listed but no intranasal midazolam?? I realise the majority of people here aren't Australians, so perhaps it's something not used often overseas.
I still occasionally have a very large grand mal that requires medication to bring me around, but I was put onto using intranasal midazolam years ago.
Prior to the midazolam all my partner could use during a large grand mal was the… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Thanks :) Your input really means a lot.

posted over 4 years ago

Does Anyone Know What, If Any, Fillers Are Used In Generic Medicines?

Does Anyone Know What, If Any, Fillers Are Used In Generic Medicines?

Since I've moved to Australia I've been taking generic keppra and lamictal. I took the same medicine in the USA, but I'm feeling some intense side effects from the generic medicine here. My friend that's a pharmacist said it could be from fillers that are used in the medicine. I'd pay for the name brand but it's very expensive. And then the stress from the financial strain can cause a seizure. Anyway, could there be something in the medicine that… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Its ok thank you for the input @A MyEpilepsyTeam Member good luck today

posted almost 4 years ago

Keppra And Frisium During Pregnancy

Keppra And Frisium During Pregnancy

Hi Everyone,

I've had JME epilepsy for 20 years. I was always on Epilim which kept me pretty well seizure free. A while back, my fiancé and I decided that we would change meds as recommended by my neurologist so that we can have a baby.

It wasn't as easy as first expected and I had a couple of seizures, trying to transfer over to Keppra. My neuro added Frisium which seems to have worked and I'm now over a year seizure free.

I am also now 19 weeks pregnant. Reaching the half… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had a colleague who was on Keppra when she was pregnant I'm on Frisium & I'm fairly sure the leaflet has some info about it and pregnancy

posted 8 months ago

Sensitive

Sensitive

I have found lately that after a seizure I am so much more sensitive to criticism and to well basically anything emotionally draining.
Am I the only one?
I'm hoping this is normal!

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Agreed! Everyone has postictal symptoms, if you feel out of control or out of character it is with reason, after all who feels good themselves after… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

Has Anyone Had Brain Surgery To Correct Their Seizures? Im Scared And Would Love To Hear Your Stories And Get Any Advice I Can

Has Anyone Had Brain Surgery To Correct Their Seizures? Im Scared And Would Love To Hear Your Stories And Get Any Advice I Can

I've got complex partial seizures with identified abnormality in my temporal lobe. Seizures are focal so my neurologist said surgery is an option I should consider, but I'm pretty scared and not sure it is worth it. My seizures aren't very bad and I could still lead a mostly-normal life but I plan to become a doctor and with sleep deprivation being a major trigger for me it may prevent me… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Useful info eh??? Heeheehee!!! Just kidding!!! Hope ur siezure surgery went well!!! As of having surgery is a definite option!!! If u know that surgery… read more

posted 7 months ago

Question For Those Taking Aptiom

Question For Those Taking Aptiom

I am taking 800mg aptiom and I am supposed to take 1000mg aptiom. A long with aptiom I am taking keppra 500mg morning and night and I also take vimpat 200mgprning and night. I am having vision problems. I have had vision problems for days to 2 weeks now. Its like I can see but barely. Is this the aptiom, or what could it be?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I meant Vimpat

posted about 4 years ago

Seizure Diary

Seizure Diary

Can anyone suggest a good seizure diary app compatible for iphone? Thanks

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I just have a regular Daily journal. Thanx though.

posted over 3 years ago

Understanding Neurology

Understanding Neurology

When you were first diagnosed with epilepsy what research did you do? Treatments, alternative treatments?

I want an app for my iPhone that covers epilepsy from diagnoses, types of seizure, treatments etc.

Any recommendations? For iPhones, books or e-books. Thanks in advance

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I constantly take a book with me when I leave home to go somewhere. As my memory is really bad. With a lot of things in there from my home address to my… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Being A Mother With Epilepsy With A Two Year Old.. How Do Parent With Epilepsy And Feel Confident Of Being By Yourself With Your Child.

Being A Mother With Epilepsy With A Two Year Old.. How Do Parent With Epilepsy And Feel Confident Of Being By Yourself With Your Child.

How does anyone who is a full time parent get by with epilepsy and the fear of having one by yourself with just your child. I have grand mal and partial seizures. I'm to scared to have another child because I'm scared I shouldn't be a mother because of my epilepsy. I've recently also had brain surgery. So I have had a lot of help since my son was born. It's hard to feel like a… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Thank you. I need to stay away from negative thoughts

posted about 2 years ago

To

To

Hi guys,
I'm not on any medication at the moment for my tonic clonic and grand mal seizures.
I'm wanting to speak to my Dr about maybe starting Topomax.
Has anyone been on it? Any side effects? Does it help stop seizures?
Did you take topomax in conjunction with other seizure meds or on it's own?
Thanks heaps.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I hope you have a blessed Christmas holiday also @A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

posted almost 5 years ago