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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 about 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 almost 6 years ago

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 over 1 year 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 3 months 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 almost 2 years ago

Allergies To Drugs

Allergies To Drugs

I've seen many postson here that mention having allergic reactions too certain anti convulsants How do you know this ? ATM I'm on Keppra, Lamotragine,clobazam & sodium valproate ) Not controlled

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Please take the time to read the information sheets that come with your prescriptions!! If you ID some of the symptoms as specifically related to any medication(s) that you are taking, please contact… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Weight Gain

Weight Gain

I lost 4 stone on Topiramate & I know everyone reacts differently but since they've added slow release Sodium valproate to my little cocktail of meds Ive put on a load of weight ( googled the side effects ( there are no PIleaflets in the box ! Has Anyone else had this trouble ?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I’ve been on keppra I don’t know if that put weight on me I got took off it because of tiredness x x

posted over 1 year ago

Carbamazepine

Carbamazepine

Is extended release tegretol and controlled release tegretol the same?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes they are the same

posted over 1 year ago

Changing From Lamotrigine &Epilim (Sod Valporate) To Lamotrigine & Keppra

Changing From Lamotrigine &Epilim (Sod Valporate) To Lamotrigine & Keppra

Hi I will be starting a medication switch over soon - adding Keppra to my Sodium Valporate/Lamotrigine combination and then will be weaned off sod val in order to prepare me for pregnancy as sodium valporate is harmful to a baby in pregnancy.

I’m wondering if anyone here has been through this/similar and what were your experiences?

I had my first grand mal at 13, and around 20 other grand mals up until I was 15. EEG normal. Since then I have been seizure free for a whole 17 years! So I’m… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Good Luck with this Baby I was on Quite the cocktail and had 2 beautiful daughters but I did choose to do an amniocentesis to make sure everything was ok and my neurologist didnt want me to wean and… read more

posted about 1 year ago