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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.

posted over 3 years ago
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 over 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.

posted over 3 years ago
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 over 3 years 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.

posted 6 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

"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?

edited, originally posted 2 months ago

Gabapentin 600mg Dose Effects And Levels.

Gabapentin 600mg Dose Effects And Levels.

do want to pose a question to those of you who have been on gabapentin.
Did/does the 600mg 3x a day make your head foggy/unfocused?
I've lowered my dose back to the starter dose of 900mg (1 cap 3x daily). The fog is starting to lift and I'm more alert.
For me gabapentin does seem to help better than vimpat did!

posted 29 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I've emailed my neurologist about taking 100mg 3x/day or at least only 100mg in the mornings. Because the first dose wipes me out! The 2nd and 3rd dont effect me so much. As it's the weekend I know I… read more

posted 23 days ago

Your Seizure Triggers?

Your Seizure Triggers?

These are the kinds of things that cause my seizures, how common are they with everyone else? I'd like to know what triggers your seizures:

- Time spent on electronic devices
- Medication not taken on time
- Not enough sleep or rest
- Going to bed late
- Not drinking plenty water
- Not eating healthy
- Getting to hot
- Reading to much
- Showering late at night
- Dust on clothes or in the house
- Infections like cold or flu
- Certain foods
- Bright or flickering lights
- Stress

edited, originally posted about 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

While very hard, it sounds like therapy will be good for you in the end.

I don't know what it is about people staying away. Everything is all about families (religion, ways of socializing with… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

I Wanted To Learn About Epidiolex. The Directions Mentions Digestive Issues, Throwing Up And Loose Bowels. The Liver Is Also Mentioned.

I Wanted To Learn About Epidiolex. The Directions Mentions Digestive Issues, Throwing Up And Loose Bowels. The Liver Is Also Mentioned.

What would blood levels tell the Neurologist and I? So far I do not have yellowing skin or eyes. I am concerned.

posted 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

They have been running bloods for my Levels, but do not think it has to do with my Liver. I have an appointment with her coming up at some point. Could I ask her to send in an order before the… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Has Anyone Been On Vimpat (lacosamide) What Were Your Symptoms To It.my Doctor Just Prescribed Me. I Start Them With My Tegretol On The 1st

Has Anyone Been On Vimpat (lacosamide) What Were Your Symptoms To It.my Doctor Just Prescribed Me. I Start Them With My Tegretol On The 1st

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Like a lot of people here I've taken lots of meds. I don't recall the dose of vimpat as it was at least 5 years ago. Meds I'm on now are lamictal (lamotrigine) 200mg twice a day keppra 1750mg twice a… read more

posted 5 months ago

Vimpat And Memory

Vimpat And Memory

Since I started taking Vimpat my memory has gotten worse. It seems to have gotten worse as my dose has increased. Has anyone else had this problem? Vimpat has also raised my blood pressure

posted 3 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Ask your doc if vimpat messes up your memory. Our epilepsy is not remembering things. My friend who does not even have epilepsy tells me the older we get she even cannot remember stuff.

posted 3 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

posted 6 months ago
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 6 months ago

Are You All Associated With My Depression Team.com ?

Are You All Associated With My Depression Team.com ?

posted 15 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hope your medicine will do the job! You have my prayers 🙏

posted 5 days ago