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I take 450mg 2 times a day and that seems to work on the control, but I did just start Keppra and if you ever have that be prepared to be tired. But, it may depend on your seizures and what time, if… read more
Since moving over to a low dose of lamotrogine I find I'm less drowsy in the day but can't sleep at night. Before being diagnosed I used to take herbal night time remedies to help me sleep. Does anyone else take things to help them sleep or is it best to avoid this when taking epilepsy tablets?
I get pain in my legs and arms I'm on Cyclobenzaprine and I was on Meloxicam the back pain med but it wasn't helping so they put me on naproxen and I have depression so I take DULOXETINE . My life… read more
Hi Maureen, it’s Lee Evans again, as I said Maureen, Tegretol were the first medication that started on when my Epilepsey was diagnosed and I grew out of them but doing fine now. Maureen you and I are… read more
I take 150mg 2 daily and have no side effects I have grown out of grand mal I hope and I still have absence seizures which I can deal with. My seizures come at the most opportune times and don't let… read more
I was originally on Teva Lamotrigine, but my pharmacist gave me the PMS version because the Teva were out of stock. Does it really make a big difference?
I know that PMS Lamotrigine is mainly used for Bipolar Disorder, but it is basically the same molecule as the Teva Lamotrigine.
Any thoughts on this ?
Maryungaro, the is brand name Lamictal and generic Lamotrigine. The generic has many manufacturers. All of which have various required actually concentration of the drug that needs to be present. +- a… read more
The epilepsy medications differ country to country as well. Some drugs used in the states are not issued in England. I'm on Lamactal now. Permission letters are needed if your travelling to different… read more
I am on that medication mixture as well. When I first started taking the Keppra I was extremely tired and would sleep for 12 hours at a time and usually take naps. That has been the only downfall with… read more
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