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I Have Been Seizure Free 6 Years. My Neurologist Increased Lamictal Because After Bloodwork, Said It Was Not At Therapeutic Level. Why?

I Have Been Seizure Free 6 Years. My Neurologist Increased Lamictal Because After Bloodwork, Said It Was Not At Therapeutic Level. Why?

I don't understand why I would need more medication if I am seizure free. It makes me sleepy and depressed. I have been on seizure medication for 50 years and seems to me it causes clinical depression which I have dealt with for many years.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

This warning sound I felt let me now that a seizure is about to happen. Sso whenI fetrlit, I would concentrate on something amd this concentration over rid the seizure -it did not happen. That is… read more

posted about 3 years ago

First Time Seizure In Front Of Bestie, How Do I Deal With It?

First Time Seizure In Front Of Bestie, How Do I Deal With It?

I stayed at my best friends house, woke up, had a seizure. She was wonderful about it. Cared for me, made sure I was safe. Now I’m feeling strange about it all.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had epilepsy all my life . I have seizured everywhere. I’ve seizured at home , at school when I was younger, In front of and at my friends home, and any where in public.

My friends would show… read more

posted about 3 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 about 5 hours ago

How Often Do You Increase Your Medication?

How Often Do You Increase Your Medication?

It appears every 3-6 months my seizures become out of control again and I need to increase my medication. Things will go well for a bit and then get out of control again and a dose increase will temporarily help. Is this normal? Does this happen to you guys? Im on tegretol, vimpat, and clobazam.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member Is your neurologist doing regular or at least semi-regular blood tests with the raising of the dosages
Too much can actually trigger seizures and way too much can turn it… read more

posted about 2 months ago

Lamictal Levels Not Rising/stopped Working

Lamictal Levels Not Rising/stopped Working

After years of Lamictal controlling my seizures, I had a breakthrough seizure with no explanation. When I was pregnant, they increased and increased my dose since I was not reaching “therapeutic levels” per my blood draws. After pregnancy I returned to my previous dose (the one that had worked for years) and had a breakthrough seizure with no explanation. Once again, even though we’ve beenincreasing my lamictal dose, levels in my blood are barely rising into therapeutic range. Anyone else have… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Your body is tolerating your medication. My body has done the same to all the different medications I’ve been on. After putting me on the max dosage, my Dr. Would switch me to a different medication… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Is It Normal Practice?

Is It Normal Practice?

I'm just wondering has anyone been asked to show a doctor what happens when you have a seizure like act it out
I mean how do you act out a seizure 🤷‍♀️or is this common practice 🤔
My first neurologist appointment he asked him to show him what happens , the second one didn't but then when I was doing my eye test the optometrist asked me to show her what happens I told her I can't mimick the same actions as my seizures.
I just find it a bit insulting or am I just being way oversensitive on… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

YES . I have been asked about my seizures and explain my bodies reaction and patterns during and after the seizures.

posted 3 months ago

Doctor Is Asking Me To Lower My Dose For The Next Couple Of Months

Doctor Is Asking Me To Lower My Dose For The Next Couple Of Months

Any helpful tips or advice on how to deal with your blood levels dropping to adjust to a lower dose of your medication over the next couple of months dealing with side effects and symptoms?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My BP goes down easily. In ICU for 3wks and barely register. Speak to your Dr more about it. Also, look up foods to increase your BP

posted 8 months ago

Prolonged Auras?

Prolonged Auras?

Have any of you experienced auras that come and go repeatedly over a span of a few hours? I have had my share of brief auras (2-3 minutes) but on Sunday and Tuesday of this week I felt disoriented and dizzy for 3-4 straight hours each day. I was afraid a full seizure was on the way but luckily that hasn't happened yet. I'd appreciate hearing about anyone's experience with this. Thanks and kind regards!

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Sweetsimple, Thanks Take care.

posted 7 months ago

Has Anyone Experienced Dietary Issues From Their Meds?

Has Anyone Experienced Dietary Issues From Their Meds?

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. Being new to the forum I don't know if this has been asked before, so I apologize if it is a repeat. Since diagnosed with epilepsy in 2010, and being put on medication I have become essentially celiac. One of the triggers for my seizures is refined sugar. I can tolerate about 1/2tsp to a tsp a day max. Have been very stable for 5 years no known seizures or deep brain "incidents " that I am aware of ( I used to get seizures in my sleep but they always woke me… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

When I was on Keppra I it suppressed my appetite as well. Do you mean a CBD oil.spray?

posted 3 months ago