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
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?
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.
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.
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 !
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
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.
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.