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Sodium Valproate

Sodium Valproate

Apologies if this has been answered before. I'm on a cocktail of meds ,that don't work The neurologist took me off fycompa last thing at night & added extended release Sodium valproate ,300 mg then up to 500mg at night.I know all medications can cause balance & uncoordinated movements but since I've been on the 500 mg I' be had 4 falls ( not seizures) in as many months I have to be careful as I have osteopaenia. My clusters of partials have increased from 24 to 36 hours as well I have emailed… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had my soduim low and my blood was very high and it is still very high mama is keeping a eye on it the family dr is keeping a eye on it he put me on medince for it the blood pruse was 150 i dontknow… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Tablet Storage For Vacuum Sealed Tablets

Tablet Storage For Vacuum Sealed Tablets

In the past I've stored my tablets in a tablet box, but recently I've been moved to Sodium Valproate which is stored in little vacuum sealed compartments, only to be removed just before taking.

Has anyone got any tips on storing these tablets in a way I can monitor taking them?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Ok thanks

posted over 6 years ago

Parkinsonism

Parkinsonism

My husband who suffers from post stroke epilepsy ( luckily only has about 4 seizures a year now) has developed tremors and balance issues which has led the neurologist to think of Parkinsons disease. As he is taking sodium [[treatment:valproate:58869776ff2950217cf3b4a3]] as one of his AED's we are about to embark on a two month journey of eliminating the sodium [[treatment:valproate:58869776ff2950217cf3b4a3]] and replacing with [[treatment:Lamictal:5508b7fb6bcd61548000025f]]. Does anyone have… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Thanks for responding. After my original question and the change in medication from valproate to lamotrigine, the tremors have stopped, the balance issues have resolved in the main and he has had 2… read more

posted about 2 months ago
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Anyone Got Pregnant While Taking Medications? Did It Affect Your Child?

Anyone Got Pregnant While Taking Medications? Did It Affect Your Child?

Pregnacy

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was 18 when I got pregnant & had my child. I had surgery in October & got pregnant in December. I was on Clobozam & still am but on more other medication now. The only thing I couldn't do was… read more

posted about 2 years ago

Side Effects When Mixing Sodium Valproate And Lamotrigine?

Side Effects When Mixing Sodium Valproate And Lamotrigine?

Hi my daughter is on sodium valproate, and now they want to add lamotrigine, has anyone had any signs of the bad side affects when mixing the two?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I take them both ( as well as Keppra & Clobazam) I was told by the neuro that I needed to have the toxicity levels of both checked in case of any reactions. My Lamotrigine levelss are fine but I've… read more

posted over 2 years 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

Natural Supplements To Add To Your Meds

Natural Supplements To Add To Your Meds

I wanted to know if anyone has ever asked their Dr about using natural substances to assist with reducing stress w would decrease seizures. I'm considering it. I know bacopa tryptophan and passion flower are just some.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My companion who could tell when I was about to have or was having a seizure died last year. She had a Thyroid problem and took Vitamin B12 for energy. I have an appointment with my Epileptologist in… read more

posted 13 days ago

Circadian And Circannual Impacts On Epilepsy:

Circadian And Circannual Impacts On Epilepsy:

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

There is an old statement "Never sleep with your head pointing North", this comes from the concept of magnetic pull and how it affects the body.

Storms and atmospheric pressures can also cause… read more

posted 9 months ago