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My 15 yr old son had a closed head injury and developed epilepsy. We have been thru several meds; tegretol, depakote,carbitrol, and topamax, and finally keppra. He too has nocturnal seizures arising from his frontal lobe. These meds come with terrible side effects, good luck finding the right one for your son. I know that on topamax my son had issues with memory and concentration, he couldn't even spell "if" when he was 12 ! I knew that something was wrong!
Just wanted to ask if anyone has experienced swollen glands and itchy eyes when taking trileptal? I've only been on it now for 3wks and am currently on 75mg along with 375mg of Keppra twice daily. I don't have a rash but am wondering if this is just a cold or side effect from meds. I called the nurse yesterday at docs office they suggested being checked out by PMD, any suggestions? I dont have a fever or any other symptoms? Thanks for the feedback.
today and have finally decided to put her on Trileptal. As her doage on Keppra increased, so did her irritability and mood swings...She will be weened off of Keppra within the month and will be fully on Trileptal. Her Neuro. thought this was best, because the B6 just was not helping enough..it helped, but not fully, so now we are on to this med. I hope it works....i will keep you all posted on this as she gets off of the Keppra. Hopefully, my bright, happy, cheerful daughter will return.
After a very frightening last 2 weeks of my boyfriend on Keppra my doctor did say to ween him off which I've done. Today is the first day off it and he still seems to have the dillusional aggressive side effects that I am hopeful after reading your post.....I pray to god that the old person before this drug comes back. How was those last few weeks for your son?
I have been experiencing terrible nausea and dizziness along with numbness in arms and hands have you the same thing? Going to neuro today and hoping he will decrease my keppra and increase lamictal. I'm currently on 100mg of lamictal and 375mg keppra twice daily. I hate it way too irritable. Any suggestions!
She is also taking Trileptal and Keppra. The latter drugs did not give her any side effects and she tolerated them well. Once we started the Clonazepam (and I knew it came with many more side-effects) she has been quite drowsy. She has been titrated up to 3 mg/day. It has in fact stopped her seizure activity. Her neurologist chose this drug as she also suffers from hyperekplexia and clonazepam is the only drug of choice to help this disorder.
I want to start with the drug that I have the best chance of maintaining my intellect, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and personalty.
Depending on the type of seizure disorder you have, there are various ways to reduce the frequency and severity of seizures. Anti-seizure medication (Keppra, Lamictal, Trileptal, etc.) are commonly used. Avoiding seizure triggers, which for some people include bright or flashing light, is helpful. Talk to your doctor about these and other options, and check with the Epilepsy Foundation (epilepsyfoundation.org) for more information.
I have had lots of seizure meds, due to a seizure disorder which has since disappeared, thankfullly. I've been on trileptal, topomax, lamotrigene, keppra, gabapentin(neurontin) and lyrica. Side effects made me stop the first three, a suspected side effect stopped me from taking the keppra, though we know now that it wasn't the med (my facial sensory stuff), I have only been given the last two for nerve pain.
For the seizures I take trileptal, and keppra. The seizure meds make me very tired, and makes the thinking, and memory problems I have worse. If I dont take them the aricept, and namenda seemed to work better. Is it nessasary to take all of these drugs, even though it seems the seizure meds void the memory meds? Are people w/ tbi, more sensitive to the effects of medicine? Is there anything I can do to make the side effects less severe? Thanks for ant infomation.
If a person has epilepsy since they were a child and requires an anti-convulsant it should be noted that some anti-convulsants are used as mood stabilizers such as Depakoate, Trileptal, Keppra and of course Lamictal (and others) but the dosage and adjustment for bipolar would be different. Since some medications can on occassion raise the seizure threshold it would involve a close conversation between your neurologist and psychiatrist as for what medication is right for you.
I am taking tablets for my minor neural problem for the past 4 years, The tablets i am consuming are Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) -300mg and Levetiracetam (keppra) -250mg. Now I am looking for a tablet which should have both of this content in the same. I feel guilty that I am taking more tablets and my health condition is improved now. so I planned to reduce my tablet dosage. so I look over this- i.e.
As for mood stabilizers you can go to the links page but assuming you tried Lithium and Depakoate (which are the most used mood stabilizers) there is Trileptal, Topomax, Keppra and Neurontin. Those are more in use. Lovaza is an anti-cholesterol medication used experimentally for bipolar and it works in the same manner as fish oil. That is FDA approved and has shown promising results.
MY HUSBAND WAS INTIALLY ON LITHIUM, BUT BECAUSE OF THE SIDE EFFECTS HE WAS SWITCHED TO KEPPRA. I CAN'T FIND ANY INFO ON THAT. IS IT GOOD, WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS AND WILL IT MAKE HIM NOT SO "BI POLAR" WHEN IT STARTS TO WORK. I REALLY LIKED WHAT THE LITHIUM DID, BUT IT WAS POISONING HIM. BUT HE WAS REALLY HIMSELF FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME. HE HAS ONLY BEEN ON THE KEPPRA FOR ABOUT ONE WEEK. ITS LIKE HE HAS GONE BACKWARDS AND IS REALLY BIPOLAR NOW.
They placed me on keppra and it all went away. Three years ago I got pregnant for my daughter and they removed me from all meds. I did ok, with just occassional problems. My daughter was diagnosed in march 2004 with partial complex epilepsy with generalization, recently she went out of control, and has been in and out of the hospital, she also has several areas on her brain which indicate some sort of a demylenation process.
However, the pediatric neurologist states that the EEG's are normal. He was started on Trileptal and Keppra. The Trileptal made him tremor severly, the Keppra controlled things to a minimum. He has had tremors since he was a baby and this was reported to the Pediatrician. He was a full term baby with a lot bad luck.
LOL It's really easy to discuss the depression and the spending and the rage and the delusions and such that are a part of Bi Polar but you start asking about the big "S" and people will clam up in a heart beat! It's all so Fruedian! It's kinda funny! Sexuality is another form of expression and it's a natural part of human nature. We are put on this earth to reproduce. If not, the human race would cease to exist.
But they did have me on Keppra and I was very irritable on it. I even had nightmares. I am currently on trileptal and only have a little dizziness. I have also been on neurontin (common anti-seizure med), lamictal, and tegretol. I am 26. Good luck to you and Brady.
I tried Lamictal but it made me literally stupid and gave me horrible acne, then I tried Depakote but it made me like the living dead I was miserable and tired and I gained 20lbs and started losing my hair (i didnt appreciate that), currently I'm on trileptal which is great because my hair came back and my depakote weight went away but i dont think it is getting rid of my seizures so its basically useless, so now I am slowly adding topamax to my regime!
i say my new neoro today and he wanted me to look at 3 other meds(lamictal, topomax, and trileptal) and they all have just as bad or more side effects including severe acne. ive been trying to ghave a good attitude but its starting to get to me and it has almost eliminated my social life. i dont care what ppl think. acne does make a difference and i dont think a good looking girl would like me with my face all messed up.
My son is 19 years old and has Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, he's on Keppra XR, Clonazepam, and Banzel. There's a chance lamital will be added. Is this too many meds. I have heard 2 or 3 meds at one time, no more. What affect does the drugs have on LGS?
When my daughter was around 2 she began to have seizures and the doctors' said they were complex partial seizures and she went on dilantin and depakote then keppra and ended with trileptal and now on keppra and trileptal...seizures still are not controlled and she goes through cyles of increased seizures and memory loss and headaches and seizures seem to be getting more frequent and the keppra is terrible...and now they want to try lamitra or zonegran...
He is on the lowest dose possible, 150 mg twice a day, and Keppra 250 mg twice a day and he's had great seizure control for a year and no side effects. This neuro we have is great because he "thinks outside the box" and only looks for results, even if it means not giving the recommended dosing. My son has been on so many different meds - high doses at that, with horrible side effects, that we had to find a new neuro who would listen. Thank God we did.
Hai dude, I am 30, I am taking tablets for my minor neural problem for the past 4 years, The tablets i am consuming are Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) -300mg and Levetiracetam (keppra) -250mg. Now I am looking for a tablet which should have both of this content in the same. I feel guilty that I am taking more tablets and my health condition is improved now. so I planned to reduce my tablet dosage. so I look over this- i.e.
The fact that I slept better and it worked on what was obviously rapid cycling would not be a surprise as many mood stabilizers (Lamictal, Keppra, Tegretol, Trileptal, etc.) were originally developed as anti convulsants. The fact that it has a mitigating effect on the dissociation/dysphoric mania of what they are tentatively terming tardive dysphrenia as well as the loss of cognition from what they are terming tardive dysmentia does point towards future recovery for others.
other wise a happy go lucky girl. she has been through lots of tests and her EEG came back abnormal in her left hemisphere.Since then she has been on a roller coaster of drugs.. She is currently on Keppra (3 in the am)250mg, also one Trileptal 300 mg, then the same dose for the pm. I am trying to be the best mom I can by talking up this new findings with everyone I know and don't.. Could it be solved another way cause she is still experiencing the seizures ..
I have been recently dx with temporal lobe seizures but cant tell if the waking at night is due to the meds ( Keppra and trileptal) or the seizures. I wouldd recommend going to see your PMD and take it from there. Lots of luck.
I have been on Gabapentin, Keppra, Trileptal, Lamictal, Dilantin, and many others I cant think of right now. Dilantin is the latest. I've had 1 MRI and 3 EEG'S. Nothing abnormal showed up. I dropped out of cosmetology school, I lost my job, my friends, and my mind over this disorder. My anxiety is to the roof. I reached a point where i wouldn't watch tv, get on the computer, go outside, go anywhere outside the house, go to the bathroom alone, or go to sleep by myself.
But of these medications, usually the medications tried the first time around are either lamictal, tegretol, trileptal, keppra, or zonegran. Of these first try medications, keppra, lamictal, trileptal, and tergretol usually have the fewest side effects on a moderate dose, and are often the first drugs of choice amongst docs for focal epilepsy. If I were you, though—and I base this on personal experience—I would try either Keppra or Keppra XR, Tegretol, or Trileptal.
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