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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?
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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

If you have low levels with your medication, you will soon or later start seizuring again. Everyone’s body could start tolerating the meds . Some , it may take awhile and some it may take shorter time… read more

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

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

Has Anyone Lost There Hair Being On Vimpat?
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Losing your hair when you wash it in the shower?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Mostly in the shower when I’m washing my hair or brushing it

Antidepressants, Epilepsy, Side Effects And Withdrawal
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Morning all
My story here is long and complex . in 2005 I had a tonic clonic seizure. ended up in the ER and got dignosed with a cavernoma that had hemorrhaged. was put on tegrital and had surgery. fast forward 12 months and my neurosurgeon took me off tegratal
Started getting ready bad aura, but not knowing what they were thought I was losing my mine. this caused anxiety and then serve depression. Was then but on two antidepressants, mirap and cymbalta been on them both for 11 years.… read more

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@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member Was your response to me or someone else?

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Does Anyone Go To The Doctor And Forget What The Doctor Said?
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I had a neurologist appointment. I know I answered most questions like I know what I am talking about. But when I get home and try to explain to my husband what the doctor said, I don't remember. I don't remember why I need a test? I don't remember what I said. I feel so dumb. My spouse usually goes to my appointments, but couldn't go this time. He gets frustrated when I don't have the information. He thinks that sometimes doctors just want to do tests to get information for statistical… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Thank you Terry. 🙂

How Often Do You Increase Your Medication?
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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

"So far so good" as in just none of the immediate side effects or Keppra, or are you in a long-term seizure free state?

Persistent Runny Nose.
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I know many of you had surgery on your brain. Have any of you experienced a chronically runny nose, just on one side (clear discharge)?

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PeggyShore
They always say rhinitis. I have broken my upper right cheek and nose. My ENT says rhinitis to me! I feel for you along with cracked forehead. That happened 40 years ago, before taking… read more

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Does Anyone Have Any Tips Or Suggestions When Living Alone?
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That’s good to hear that you got the support!

Fitness Causing Seizures
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My question today is quite simple. How can I continue doing sports and not have seizures? I want to stay in good shape which started requiring some exercises with small weights/ dumbbells

However I noticed that some time after I work out I have seizures… what is the way to find out how much I can exercise without provoking my seizures? Any ideas on that?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Hi Tanya. Exercising for me is one of the few things I do routinely to keep my mind off of my epilepsy. It took me a while to come out of denial to realize I could no longer do the level of exercise… read more

I'm Wondering If I Could Have Lupus From My Medicine
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My dermatologist says that I have lupus and that it's not from the medicine I'm on, but back in 2012 I got roesaea and my neurologist told the dermatologist that I could get lupus from my medicine that I was taking. The only one I'm taking is Topamax which I started in 2006. My sister is on it too and she was just diagnosed with a autoimmune disease and she's been on Topamax for 14 years now. I'm not sure what to do about this whole thing? Both the neurologist and dermatologist are trying to… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

It did not show the meds that can cause Lupus, but according to the note in the photo I took, there are 46 medications that can induce Lupus.

You may want to talk to your Dr. About this . Find out if… read more