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Who Has Been Given Gabapentin When It Is Not An Anticonvulsant For Your Type Of Epileptic Seizures?

Who Has Been Given Gabapentin When It Is Not An Anticonvulsant For Your Type Of Epileptic Seizures?

Gabapentin is not supposed to be given to an epileptic who has focal seizures because it will usually trigger more of them (as is the case of too much of any anticonvulsant will do for epileptics). And Gabapentin may worsen absence and myoclonic seizures, so caution should be observed if the patient might have these seizure types.

Details on Gabapentin from the Epilepsy Foundation
https://www.epilepsy.com/medications/gabapentin....

I experienced a lot more seizures when my neurologist… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

This is a new drug to me. Thanks for the warning!

posted 15 days ago
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Gabapentin Side Effect

Gabapentin Side Effect

I've been on Gabapentin since 2018. My neurologist increase my dosage to 4800mg a day in September after having to take me off of Fycompa because of depression. I just started having a feeling of depression and anxiety two weeks ago. Has anybody on this medication had this problem?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was taking of gabapentin quick!

posted 9 months ago

Epilepsy And Midozalam

Epilepsy And Midozalam

I get Keppra 500 mg from my neurologist and midozolam 7,5 mg.
Does anyone else have experience using these medications?
Is midozolam dangerous?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I am on the same thing, and it made me upset too. I am new to the meds so it will take me a while to get use to them.

posted 6 months ago

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

Who Has Taken Klonopin Long Term?

Who Has Taken Klonopin Long Term?

My sleep doctor put me on it because I was literally getting zero sleep for a month due to seizure activity and gabapentin making my brain feel on fire. My neurologist wants me off it because it’s “just a tranqualizer and causes memory issues”. I’ve been on .5 for a month and have slept beautifully. I don’t have an addictive personality and really would like to stay on it because im enjoying sleep, but am worried about long term.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I've taken it for 13 years.im getting weened off it(slowly) it makes me so tired

posted 4 months ago

Does Anyone Have Trigeminal Neurologia Or Familiar With It?

Does Anyone Have Trigeminal Neurologia Or Familiar With It?

I also have "trigeminal neurolgia" from being buried in the snowy blizzard in boston 1978 & saved by the national guards.Thank you!! I was on dilantin for years and the ER doctor said my epilepsy meds were also controlling my "trigeminal neurolgia" facial nerve pain.. Because years later when they took me off of dilantin is when I experience the pains. I can't let the slightest wind blow on the right side of my face or I will be bedridden for a week of pain. My question is there another seizure… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Im going to show my neurologst good information thank you!

posted 3 months ago

Holding On

Holding On

My current treatment is working of limactal and neurontin much better than tegretol and neurontin previously, but I have been experiencing that feeling of "here it comes",which is better than surprise blackouts,although I have been experiencing the onset and holding on for all its worth. Will that go away or does my dose have to go up. I just want it to all stop.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi Travis, I hope all is well for you today. I too am the gabapentine at this time for no reason according to my new neurologist. I have been on them for 20 years by my old one that considered it an… read more

posted over 6 years ago

I Would Like Any Comments On Gabapentin Iam Taking 600mg Twice A Day?

I Would Like Any Comments On Gabapentin Iam Taking 600mg Twice A Day?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

oh yeh found out about another side effect today. I can affect your vision. Good idea to see an ophthalmologist every two years and ask him to do a field test.

posted about 5 years ago

Wondering What (HCC) Or Maybe It’s (HHC) Means Written In () After Your Diagnosis (& No, I Don’t Have Cancer); Saw That When I Googled It

Wondering What (HCC) Or Maybe It’s (HHC) Means Written In () After Your Diagnosis (& No, I Don’t Have Cancer); Saw That When I Googled It

It’s written after my official epilepsy diagnosis on Cleveland Clinic’s MyChart. Is it just a way for neurologist to get more $ each time I’m seen? Might it help me apply for disability, or no? After not being able to work since 2017, finally thinking about applying… I’m getting worse not better, unfortunately. Thanks for any clarification!!

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

TY much Ramona! I appreciate your answer!t Think I’m going to investigate this, and try to fill out the form. (honestly it confused me last time I tried the online version that I gave up before I even… read more

posted 9 months ago