Lamictal and keppra together

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Hi Friendlysky137, Yeah my neurologist put me on the Lamictal with the keppra to try stop everything but my eyes were still fluttering so he added the topomax after many years of just the Lamictal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span>. When I started the Lamictal, I felt fine but over time, I started feeling like you, my mind was starting to go. I have always been great at remembering numbers and things like that and found myself to be forgetting simple things.
I read something on rxlist about moodswings <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> irritibility related to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span>. It's believed that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span> makes your brain "dump" Vitamin B6 at times which lowers dopamine or seratonin levels and makes you feel horrible. Does your daughter take vitamins? I'd try some Vitamin B6 if her multivitamin doesn't contain it. I started taking Trader Joe's High Potency vitamins and feel much, much better since starting. Good luck.
Sorry to join the party so late. My son is on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> lamictal for BRE. Originally he was on just <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was a maniac in the beginning. After just a few days our neuro said to give him b6 vitamin in the morning. He was back to himself immediately. I hope you have your issues figured out, but if not, look up keppra and b6, and ask your neuro about it. Best of luck!!
Cymbalta, Abilify, Wellbutrin, Lithobid, Lamictal, Tamazapan <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> thyroid meds Levoxyl <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Cytomel. Oh, I forgot, we added Adderall XR for my ADD. It is hard to manage refills with insurance coverage, etc. You probably know the drill. I'm fed up with it all. My crying has stopped but I still want to stay in a bed in a corner all day long and not talk to anyone. I ran out of my Abilify and just stopped it cold turkey four days ago. I'm wondering if that will cause problems.
My family told me I was back on the Depakote <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> had a stable level that I was more myself, more together <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> basically in control of my life. Now that my doc wants me to change to keppra I feel like yes this good fix all those jerks and spasms but do I really want to be a witch?? Side effects like agression,hostility, anger and maybe depression don't sound like something I'm interested in. Yes it is better for your liver, yes it lowers the risk of birth defects vs.
The neurologist figured the Topamax just was not working <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> then put him on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span>. (He was still taking 1 dilantin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> weaned off that dilantin just before going on keppra) I had him wean off the Topamax really slow, much slower than the neurologist wanted at first but neuro. gave us his ok to wean off slow. He also weaned on keppra at a slow dosage. The keppra worked ok and then he had a few other seizures, one he actually ended up w/ a compression fracture in his back.
So if he does agree for you to go on Lamictal that's how it will occur <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> you will feel slogged from all the medications together as I did but at the end you may get a better side effect profile overall. Certainly worth asking about as unlike when I started it in 1998, Lamictal is now FDA approved as a first line mood stabilizer in the U.S.
I tried Lamictal but it made me literally stupid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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!
Within a few hours of an episode the symptoms would subside <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I would be ok <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> go on. Once again... within about 6 months everything cleared up <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I seemed fine again. At that I was treated with Lamictal which did nothing and I gradually went off of... My neurologist never really followed through on the mass and never would explain it to me stating that it was too small to worry about... sorry but anything in my head besides my brain i think needs to have an explanation...
I am at an interesting juncture here. I believe I am the first person to be prescribed Lacosomide (a recently FDA approved anti-convulsant) for tardive dyskinesia. The previous studies were tentative findings on rats. However, unlike the glycine which is still in Phase II FDA study, Lacosomide is FDA approved. However, this is the first day on it and my neurologist is a movement disorders specialist will have to do a final evaluation as well to determine if it works and how.
Have tried almost all of anti-seizure and other meds, neurontin, lyrica , cymbalta, tegretol, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> now on lamictal. They all work to decrease spasms but never eliminate. I seem to top off on max dose and then switch to another one. Tegretol seemed to work the best but my sodium just kept dropping.
I also tried Lamictal, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Depakote. The drug that I have found the most relief from is actually an Alzheimer's drug. It is called Namenda. There has been some research that has shown that it helps to prevent migraine. When I first went on it, I went for over 3 months without so much a daily headache. Before that I was getting some sort of headache every day with migraines 2-3X a week. Some insurances may not pay for this as it is not marketed for this pupose.
or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> mind. Therefore, I am going to share with you all what *I* know about these phenomena, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> hopefully reassure some of you that this is par for the anxiety course...it while irritating, maybe even maddening...it is totally harmless. Derealization and depersonalization are two terms that are sometimes used interchangably. Truth is, they DO vary a little bit in their presentation....
My new neurologist wants me to try depakote after <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span>, dilantin, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> dilantin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> topamax together have failed. They did not control my seizures and I had horrible side effects. I have been using my medical marijuana which my neurologist never had anything bad to say about it just wants me to try another pill as well. I'm worried about the side effects and whether they will work when these others haven't.. I also have to have blood work, an EEG, A CT Scan of my head, and a MRI of my spine..
I just started on Lamictal, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> since some of you are on Lamictal, I am wondering how long it took before you started to feel the stabilizing effect. I am mixed and rapid cycling multiple times daily. My doctor said month or more, but you are the people who have taken it, can you give me an idea? She started me on 100mg in the AM for 1 week, then I'll go to 200mg twice daily.
Worst was out of no where when I was driving, I got out of my car and did the lost and wander mixed with the hit by truck together on a HUGE bridge (3 lanes) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I let a stranger get in my car <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> drive my daughter <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my dog to my home. It was overlooked at the EMU when I went in, they said it could have been an Absence seizure. ?? But I think it was this combined.
38 yr old transgender, male to female weight 185 Height 5 9 3/4 Blood pressure normal sugar levels normal All blood work comes back mostly normal, occasional increase in liver enzymes probably due to pain medications <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> anti-seizure meds Also hae epilepsy so also on dilantin, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> lamictal to control the seizres Chiropractor says spine is fusing together in lower, but Md's don't see it oldest xrays are 10 years ago, MRI 20 years. Problem began 9 years ago.
They put her on several types of seizure medications. They were dilantin, lamictal, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span>,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> neurontin. It still didn't stop the seizures. We then went through the unit where they watch you 24 hours a day and have you hooked up to EEG leads. She went through sleep deprevation and she had three seizures while she was there. THe doctor said that her seizures were stress seizures and she needed to see a psychiatrist.
he had taking xrays of my brain and he saw that half of my brain was shrinking. He slowly took me off of Dilantin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> put me onto <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span>. Ever since I have been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span> things have be better. I still have small seizures but not many and they are under control...........Please get off of Dilantin and onto keppra.
Could she try more Lamictal to keep it under control? Her hormone levels <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sleep problems together make me think possible mineral deficiencies. Can she ask her Dr about calcium/magnesium supplements? The combo is helpful for insomnia, seizures and hormonal problems. Many women especially sleep better at night when they take magnesium and calcium supplements - especially women going through menopause. I wonder if she may be deficient in any minerals.
I am taking lamictal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> tolerating it pretty well, but feel like I'm going down the drain. Can anyone relate t this or give me any ideas what to do next?
Her Primary Care Physician said she may have NMS or NCS where the heart rate and blood pressure don't work together as they should. She passed out yesterday, face down in the snow <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I called an ambulance to take her to the E.R. The paramedic on the ambulance said she didn't even flinch when he started the I V, she was out of it. She said later she didn't know she had the IV until she woke up all the way. The E.R.
I was placed on an anti-seizure medication - <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span> 1000mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> told that I can not drive for at least 6 months... Not a good thing since I am an external marketer for a LTC facility. Luckily my company is working with me (for now anyway)... This past week has been a whirlwind of emotions (and minor side effects from the meds). I have my follow up with the Neurologist on the 13th of April and of course have a TON of questions written down in a journal already.
For the epi I'm on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Lamictal -- after having tried Topamax, Tegretol <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> one other one I can't remember. Now that I'm on keppra & Lamictal I only have 1-2 a year, so I'm well controlled. In some ways I think that having epilepsy has helped me process and accept being diagnosed with MS. Accepting epi was hard for me, and when they told me I have MS, I felt like "gee, I've survived one diagnosis so I can survive another".
I use topamax (I did try neurontin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span> as well) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> use acupuncture. I am on the max dose - it does live up to the name of dopamax (I was trying to remember what I had and could not remember!!!) but it is trigeminal neuralgia so it is facial nerve pain and when it acts up, it can make me vomit. It is rather tricky - I cannot tell now what is migraine, what is the TN or what is my headache from low adrenals - and I have to treat the latter quite differently.
Although I've tried multiple meds over the yrs, I never tried topomax, but have been wondering if it would help. I'm on lamictal XR currently, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> could probably use topomax as an adjunct med, but I'm not crzy about the idea. Am on fentanyl 25 mcg, somewhat helpful, but not edxtremely effective. Thanks, and good luck.
It was only about two years ago that they did a more complete study to determine where my seizures were originating from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> prescribed Lamictal which has stopped all of my seizures completely. It would be so nice to be able to work a normal job and have a 'normal' life, but most days even getting out of bed is the biggest accomplishment of my day due to the pain and fatigue.
/1x/day and on weekends it increases to 20mg./10mg am <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 10mg pm). He is also on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>keppra</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Lamictal for seizure control. His other meds include Albuterol, Rhinocort, and Allegra. We are concerned with our son's weight and, of course, other medical problems. However, the GI doc. says we are doing a good job. He was diagnosed with anemia, failure to thrive and severe constipation in Sept. '07. In July '07, he weighed 69 lbs. and has not gotten back to baseline.
I have had a vibration in my whole body since May(along w/ numerous other Symptoms) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it gets worse around my menses. I just had an EMG done <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the doctor found the vibration and said they were "myoclonic discharges" so he is referring me to a neuromuscular doctor for an evaluation to find out why. I also have twitches everywhere but not as severe as when the whole episode started. Do you have myoclonus?
Yours sounds pretty intense <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> you definitely need to call your neuro. There are medications that help, I take Lamictal currently but did get some relief from Tegretol, keppra. Take care of yourself and go get some help.
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