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Medication

Medication

I was recently taken off of Keppra due to debilitating side effects that I couldn't grin and bare it, so to say. Have been placed on Gabapentin 900 mg a day. Seems to be helping my seizures stay at bay..but also hearing so much bad long term damage it may cause I'm at a loss. Has anyone else taken this and what are your thoughts, feedback of this medicine? I see another Neurologist in the metro area in July, i live in a very rural area.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

If you have ever had these in the past…..

Breathing or lung problems
Kidney Disease
Diabetes
Drug addiction
Depression, Mood Disorder and Suicidal thoughts
Liver disease
Heart disease
And if… read more

posted 3 months ago

Depakote

Depakote

Has anyone taken Depakote? If so, did you experience any side effects?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It helped my son if wasn't for depkote he won't do things he loves doing what he wants to do it really helped him he really happy active 5 year old

posted almost 2 years ago

Does Anyone Take Depakote? What Are The Side Affects You Experience?

Does Anyone Take Depakote? What Are The Side Affects You Experience?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I don't believe I have ever been on that. they did put me on some medication that made me gain a lot of weight. I took it for about a year and then I had them put me on another medication. Happy… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Has Anyone Had Their Seizures Controlled Completely By Medicine And That Change?

Has Anyone Had Their Seizures Controlled Completely By Medicine And That Change?

I am aware that skipping pills could lead to seizures.I am on Vimpat and it has worked great but skipping pills could lead to grand mal seizures. I had a grand mal seizure about a month ago due to not taking my medicine correctly. I've been taking my medicine just fine recently but starting to have petit mal seizures (staring for 10/20 seconds). Can medicine just stop working? can epilepsy continue to get worse?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I'm taking 500mg of Dilantin (Phenytoin) daily. Been seizure free for about 25 years.

posted over 2 years ago

Changing Medications

Changing Medications

I have been on the same medication for a very long time. I recently changed jobs and have new insurance with a new dr. He has suggested new meds. I am honestly terrified. I know a lot of new discoveries have been made since I was first put on Depakote. This is the only one at the time that actually worked for me. But, now I am getting to mid 40s and approaching that lovely point of hormonal changes. I know from my past medical history this a time to get new welcome party from epilepsy. Not… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

SerenaLynn- I am not scared of the meds, it's what happens when I change medications. Early on every time I changed medication my seizures would just keep happening. We all know the side effects of… read more

posted 5 months ago

Depakote

Depakote

Does it affect your hair and teeth?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi Christine. I too have had a joint replacement (knee). I've lost hair but that is kinda natural for guys. Osteopenia, yes. I take Vitamin C and Calcium with zinc. I don't know whether it's… read more

posted 10 months ago

How Frequent Are Your Petit Mal Seizures?

How Frequent Are Your Petit Mal Seizures?

Hello all
Ive had petit mal epilepsy and myoclonic epilepsy for 21 years now.

My neuro just took me off depakote and switched me to zonegran. Ive been taking depakote for over a decade and its controlled my seizures very well. Ive learned that since switching my petit mal seizures are one after another all day long. Its worse when im outside in the sunlight and I do have them indoors too (Which never happened when i was on depakote). This leaves me very fatigued and gives me a lot of… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Please tell Dr about your seizures change & how you feel on new med. My frequent partials are no worry-but back to back ones would be. Ask Dr. is this just cause of your initial reaction to new med &amp… read more

posted 4 months ago

How Long Do Y’all Stay On A Med Before You Change Due To Not Working?

How Long Do Y’all Stay On A Med Before You Change Due To Not Working?

My great grandson has been on these meds now for over or almost a yr, his seizures are not controlled! Seems like getting worst!! Some days like today he had 15 drop seizures!! He is 2 yrs old and has LGS due to bacterial meningitis, so not born with epilepsy, these are not he meds he’s on. Do you think it’s time for a change?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Thanks Peanuts! The parents got a dog but not trained on seizures! Would love for my grandson to have one. Will definitely pass this information to them. Thank has been my concern, him having seizures… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Do Any Of You Know Type Of Medicine Which Can Cause Tooth Damage Or Lose Any Teeth Because Of Taking Some?

Do Any Of You Know Type Of Medicine Which Can Cause Tooth Damage Or Lose Any Teeth Because Of Taking Some?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My 8 year old has been on Kepra, something else (brain fart) and has now been on Depakote for a year and a half. We brush her teeth religiously and she has hole in her bottom teeth out of nowhere!!

posted 3 months ago

Addition Of Medication Phenobarbital, Has It Helped?

Addition Of Medication Phenobarbital, Has It Helped?

I had a intracranial EEG April 15th. Within 2 days they noticed 2 times the number of seizures, often in my sleep, than I was noting. April 20th I had a brain ressection in my right frontal lobe. I was doing great until I came off the hydromorphone and steroids. As well they changed me from Dilantin to Vimpat. I also take 2mg of clonazepam a day and am allowed 1mg of Ativan per week, the remainder of the time I go to the ER. An average of 2 times a week.

I am trying to find any suggestions for… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Been on phenobarbital for 8 years or so. Was also on it from 3 to 12 years old. Works better than any other seizure med has for me.

posted 17 days ago