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Opinions On Fycompa?

Opinions On Fycompa?

My neurologist added Fycompa to my lamictal and vimpat. The lamictal and vimpat combo has worked pretty well for the most part, but I’ve had a few breakthroughs and serious insomnia. My neurologist said that lamictal can cause insomnia. I had no idea. I’ve been taking it for years, but I had also been taking medication to help me sleep up until a few months ago. I am nervous about starting Fycompa, but hopeful as well. He is going to ween me off lamictal completely over the next 6 weeks. Any… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I would be very careful if you start taking fycompa. I have been on at least a dozen medications over 35 years. I have had two brain surgeries, and I have the VNS device as well. I have never been so… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

Fycompa And Depression

Fycompa And Depression

My neurologist increased my Fycompa dosage from 2mg to 4mg at the beginning of the month. A week later, I started struggling with depression issues- feeling sad, angered, tired, helpless and feeling like I'm a failure. Is there a correlation?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I'm off of that medication now. Came off of it last Saturday and I'm feeling so much better. Less confused, more alert, and a lot less depressed. Had a zoom call with my neurologist yesterday. He… read more

edited, originally posted 7 months ago

Coming Off Fycompa Process?

Coming Off Fycompa Process?

Im about to come off fycompa because of some bad side effects. Has anyone stopped fycompa and is it quick and easy or painful?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

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posted 3 months ago

Has Anyone Had Success With Fycompa?

Has Anyone Had Success With Fycompa?

I tried it for a short time a stopped because of side effects. I was thinking maybe we didn't give it enough time. All other meds I have tried have been ruled out due to severe side effets.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have done better with Fycompa. Still have small episodes but not GranMal ones near as much..

posted 3 months ago

Stay Away From Fycompa. That Medication Is Evil

Stay Away From Fycompa. That Medication Is Evil

I started taking Fycompa and boy it turns me into a grumpy a-hole. It also makes me so dizzy it feels like I just got off an amusement park ride. I'm talking to my doctor to see if I can stop taking it. But stay away..Worst. Medication. Ever.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was on Tegretol/ X release for many years It worked well but then my body got used to it .My seizure pattern & frequency had changed anyway . Almost every med has bone/ joint issues as a side effect… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Fycompa/ Perampanel

Fycompa/ Perampanel

Does anyone have any experience with taking Fycompa/ Perampanel? I was prescribed it today to control my partial onset seizures, but see that it can have some adverse side effects .
Thank you !

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Thank you everyone for the responses- it definetly confirmed my gut feeling about the medication. Like it’s been said here, it’s all about weighing out the side effects vs the symptoms and scenarios… read more

posted about 20 hours ago

Is Anyone Taking Fycompa? What’s Been Your Experience Like? Thank You.

Is Anyone Taking Fycompa? What’s Been Your Experience Like? Thank You.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Absolutely terrible drug. my neurologist added fycompa (8mg) into my medication mix 2 years ago and nothing but trouble with it since. It made my depression much worse, gave me horrible mood swings… read more

posted 3 months ago

Has Anyone Had A Similar Reaction To Fycompa

Has Anyone Had A Similar Reaction To Fycompa

Hi, I have just started on fycompa, have been taking 2mg of fycompa before bedtime for about a week, and 800mg Zebinix
I wake up with a !Horrible! headache and I feel my sight has become worse, (not seeing double or anything, just feels like I need glasses two times stronger than now, and that happened over one week) has anyone else had similar experience
Is it the combination of the two or just the fycompa. Had no problems like this when I used only Zebinix, (do not sleep well with it so I'm… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I take 500 mg last thing at night Coordination is bad & I too keep walking into walls ( I'm on on 3 other meds) The last time I saw the consultant he said ' I wondered how you're still standing'

posted over 1 year ago

Fycompa Side Effects

Fycompa Side Effects

Is anyone else on Fycompa and dealing with negative side effects? I was placed on it in addition to Keppra, Carbatrol and Zonisamide and I have not been myself. Both my husband and I truly don't know if the Zonisamide has had any positive effects. My seizure activity has increased in the last 6 months and a Neurologist I see since moving to Florida from Chicago prescribed them. My husband has not been happy with the Neurologist.
LOL,
Bonny

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Frustrated with your doctor you never one thing unless you only have one doctor in that whole area then you may be stuck but still go to Google ants County radiologist go to the county you live in and… read more

posted almost 5 years ago

Do You Have Depression? This Is More Of A Warning

Do You Have Depression? This Is More Of A Warning

If you do have it do not take perempanel/fycompa. My doctor knew i was on depression medicine and still put me on it. I ended having 15 seizures in a 12 hour period, throwing punches at people and breaking doors or anything that was in my way. They had to bring cops in make sure it was safe for the EMTs to come in. When i got to the hospital i had my last seizure and it took 4 doses of ativan and 7 people, 45 minutes to get me to stop.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Good to know. I've been on Fycompa for a while and haven't had any problems. My doc just increased my dose on June 1st to 4mg and have been struggling with depression for the last week.

posted 7 months ago