Keppra long term effects

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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?
problems, other than the normal irritability issues, what have you noticed in way of Side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Effects</span> of being on this drug for so <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Long</span>? I also noticed weight gain, even though I exercise daily..
I wish I could take that again. Keppra is supposed to have fewer Side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Effects</span> than dilantin (especially <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Term</span> Side Effects). If you get the irritibility and mood swings though it just doesn't go away.
I would read up as much as you can about seizures and adhd,and I would also look up all the Side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Effects</span> to the drugs . Keppra can make people do things and act out,some of the other drugs they us for seizures can do the same thing. I give my sonChildren Multivitamin Omega 3-6-9 and Vitamin B6 every day ,they are good for the brain and don't have all the very bad Side effect that the add and adhd have.
But I wanted to know of anyone who has kids that have been taking this stuff for a while, if it has any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Term</span> Side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Effects</span>, please. I also wanted to know how you learn to sleep again...I'm scared she'll have a seizure while I'm sleeping, so she's in the bed with us, for now. Maybe after I get an idea how effective this medicine is, I might put her back in her own bed, but for now, I just can't.
My hope is that I'm having these pains currently because of the healing incision of the removal of the pin, but I just don't know anymore. Did anyone else have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Term</span> pains after a temporal lobectomy or other brain surgeries? I'm not looking for a diagnosis, I just want to know what to ask about the next time I see my doctor.
Mum and dad can't cope, they are in their mids 60's and early 70's. I have heard <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Term</span> use of dilantin can effect the cerebellum and cause mood swings, but I need the documentation to take back to the hospital. I have checked out the net with only little success.
He's also extremely hungry and thirsty. I've read that all of these are possible phenobarbital Side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Effects</span>. How <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Long</span> do these usually last before the dog gets used to the medication? I'm hoping that these are not signs that something else is wrong, though I am aware of the possibilities.
I am concerned about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Term</span> Side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Effects</span> but I am glad to read about those that have been on it for 6+ years and are doing okay so there's hope for me! Best of luck to you all.
ONE important thing to remember that I learned, and have never forgotten is that these two <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Effects</span> CANNOT exist without anxiety.....but that anxiety can exist without these sensations. Derealization is basically a change, an alteration in the PERCEPTION or experience of the external world....in other words...everything LOOKS very strange, very "unreal" (movie like, in my experiences). Depersonalization is a subjective experience of unreality of one's self. So the difference is...
issue with dilantin is the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Term</span> Side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Effects</span>....causes teeth problems GI issues and a list of others.......best of luck and If I can please let me know I will ghive the advice from my own personal experiences if they seem to meet what you are saying....
http://www.askapatient.com/viewrating.asp?drug=8762&name=DILANTIN-125 or try this link if the above doesn't work. Type in the name of the med at the link below and click on "ratings" http://www.askapatient.com/rateyourmedicine.htm I've been taking Dilantin for almost 30 years...its Side Effects are disastrous. I'm 46, with Dilantin induced osteoporosis and shrinkage of the cerebellum has just been confirmed, causing balance issues.
We will hesitate extremely before putting her back on medication, the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Effects</span> of the Keppra were worse than the smaller little seizures she had. But if we are forced to go with medicine, what is the best for a child like this? Should we wait to see if the seizures start up again before deciding on medicine?
I don't have the Long Term Effects you have as my surgery was just past June, but I still have the pins & needles and tingling. Mu neuro said the nerves may not ever heal. Any improvement usually occurs within a year. If you find out anything different, please post it. Good luck, I know how distracting all that buzzing can be.
Obviously, your doctors don't want you to be on high doses of dexa forever as there're Side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Effects</span> associated with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Long</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Term</span> use of steroids. However, any time they taper you off, there is a risk of another seizure: this would depend on, again, the level of edema and tumor size as well as your own seizure threshold which may change in time.
He suddenly developed epilepsy at 23, with no family history or apparent cause. Could his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Term</span> abuse of Xanax have caused the seizures to start?
Phenytoin and primidone are effective antiepileptics drugs, although phenytoin can cause liver failure or have other harmful <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Long</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Effects</span> in patients with PME. Sodium valproate is an alternative therapy for myoclonus and can be used either alone or in combination with clonazepam.' 'Levetiracetam, a newer anticonvulsant is often used as an add-on therapy but may be used alone. It has few Side Effects — dizziness, drowsiness, weakness — and is generally well tolerated.
My neurologist just informed me that Osteoporosis and shrinkage of the Cerebellum are very serious Side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Effects</span> for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Term</span> users of Dilantin. Does anyone know more about this? I've been taking 500mg of Dilantin for over 30 years since I was a teenager, and now I'm terribly worried. Not one of the neurologists had mentioned anything about this over the years, and now at 46, I've learned that I may have severe osteoporosis.
SS, It seems you have some experience with meds. I was curious if you have found any comments on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Effects</span> of SSRI's. I have been told by several I need to take meds. If I really don't need them, what will it do to the nuerotransmitters in my brain? Will I kill brain cells ect?
Febrile seizures are very common and although frightening rarely have any Long <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Effects</span>, most occur in infants and toddlers and once over 5 years old are very rare indeed.
I am a 26 year old female, recently underwent a craniotomy for a cavernoma in my right temporal lobe, and am wondering what I can expect for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Term</span> recovery. I appreciate any advice you have and hope your recovery was successful. Thanks!
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.
Usually, though, if you are able to control your epilepsy pretty soon after your initially start having seizures, the better in Terms of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Term</span> seizure control. I know it can be hard and frustrating (been down that road myself many times), but hopefully things will work out. 70% of people are able to obtain seizure control via medications alone, the medications are not exactly easy to deal with, i.e. unpleasant Side Effects. Known, in the epilepsy community, as "necessary poisons.
My husband, 31, was diagnosed with a ganglioglioma in February 2012. He had a left temporal lobe craniotomy performed in March 2012. Since the surgery he has been suffering from severe depression, anxiety, and memory loss. When he was 16 he was diagnosed with an astrocytoma in the same region. The craniotomy was performed with complete success. Why is he having such a hard time this time? Will this go away with time? Is it normal?
I read that only like 5-10% of stroke pts have siezures down the road. He also has a bad short <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Term</span> memory.. and loses track of keys,phone etc way more than normal and forgets simple things that he has talked about. Can I expect for the memory loss to get better or worse? please help..
She bleeds more and she has no strength what so ever and the doctor said that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Term</span> use is what causes all these Side Effects. The nurse said that it's unheard of to stop taking it because there is no room for the brain to expand like other parts of the body there's more space for swelling. I hope we can keep in touch!!!!
However, as a person who has made a full recovery from glycine, a glutamate antagonist a new form of anti-psychotic in Phase II FDA study that promotes a fuller recovery and has a far favorable <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Term</span> Side effect profile I did experience these symptoms before recovery. My specific case study will be published in a psychiatric journal. In the meantime google "Dr. Javitt, glycine".
I'm not quite sure what your doctors meant when they reportedly told you that you can't come off of the meds. Perhaps they meant you will need seizure meds for the rest of your life rather than those specific meds that you're on now. At any rate, there are many other options available for antiseizure meds in the year 2003 depending on what type of seizure you have. For complex partial seizures, Keppra is a newer drug with less Side Effects.
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