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Avatar n tn I was put on Carbatrol, but am now on Lamictal because I am trying to get pregnant. They say Lamictal is the safest to be on right now. I did have another one in 2004 because my doctor thought it was ok to take me off of the medicine since I hadn't had any problems for a few years, but I had another gran mal while on vacation in Vegas, so needless to say, I am back on medication. It's so frustrating! They have no idea why I have epilepsy. They did several tests and couldn't find anything.
Avatar n tn Seizures have never been really controlled with nocturnal seizure a given. He is in a group home and recently he started to have severe behavorial problems such as grabbing and tearing a caregivers shirt and punching. His meds are lamictal,400 mg. phenytek 200 mg. tegretol xr 800 mg, clonazepam 7 mg. Also just started citalopram from his GP for mood swings. Need input so when I talk to the neurologist today with some questions!
Avatar n tn Anticonvulsants/Mood Stabilizers These drugs were initially used only for seizure disorders. The following anticonvulsants are now prescribed frequently in the treatment of bipolar disorder and other selected forms of depression: * Carbamazepine (Tegretol®) * Divalproex (Depakote®) * Gabapentin (Neurontin®) * Lamotrigine (Lamictal®) * Topiramate (Topamax®) Hello. I am doing some homework, I read this...
Avatar n tn My neurologist is in the process of raising the dose of Topamax to 200 mg, and gave me the precautions to take for seizure disorders, and said see ya in 3 months. And here's the Impression paragraph: This is an abnormal EEG monitoring. Mainly during wakefulness there are intermittent bilteral and shifting bursts and short trains of alpha and theta waves with sharp component and sharp waves, and intermittent delta waves seen, left more than the right, mainly in posterier regions.
1255505 tn?1272822715 I've been on 400 mg of Lamictal for 3 years and everything has been great until relatively recently..beyond my expectations really. But in the past several months...things have changed. Whereas it had made my sleep the best it's been in my life, now I get insomnia. I'm also having side effects I hadn't had before related to alcohol...any amount like even 2 beers.
Avatar m tn I have had 8 grand mal seizures in the past 3 yrs. No aura, etc. I was on Lamictal and Zoloft for pst 9 months and gained 24 lbs, extremely tired, etc. Doctor has recently changed me to Keppra (500mg) and Zoloft (100mg). Not sure this is the right combo for me. Any suggetions? I seem to have mad mood swings, sleepy all the time. Would Wellbutrin help? THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP!
Avatar n tn Today I talked to the neurologist who said the Lamictal is given for people with mood disorders so she doubted the Lamictal was causing the crabbiness. When I asked her about blood level checks her response was that Lamictal is very safe and no blood tests are necessary. Now I'm confused. Suggestions? Thoughts?
1653487 tn?1303527762 I have not made an appointment as of yet to see an epileptologist because so far my neurologist has been really great and very informative. He doesn't specialize in epilepsy but he does see a ton of patients with seizure disorders. I am so far confident in his abilities but am not totally closed off to seeing a specialist. I will keep my head high and stay strong... Again, thank you!!!
Avatar f tn It's also used to treat bi polar and seizure disorders. It's commonly well tolerated but there are always exceptions.
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Avatar f tn I've taken Lamictal (25mg) for 6 days. I really don't feel anything yet. I did have a simple partial seizure on Sunday am right as I was waking up. Nothing big. But, I haven't had a seizure since 9/6/07. I hope this doesn't mean the med isn't working or making me have seizures. I don't want to have to take several meds to find the right one....it's bad enough to have to take anything....
Avatar n tn 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.
486038 tn?1300066967 My mom's best friend and my dad both have epilepsy or seizure disorders so I know what life is like to live with them. Thanks muchly for posting, I love hearing from ya!
Avatar n tn Does it have fewer side effects than Dilantin? Is Lamictal used alone for my kind of seizure disorder? Is the Dilantin causing my depression/anxiety, or is that caused by the seizure disorder? I've heard that an EEG showing problems in the frontal region of the brain (like mine), can be tied to various mood disorders. Finally, I have an extremely unpleasant knot in my stomach (tension) all of the time. I can't decide if it's the anxiety problem (too much adrenalin/cortisal in my system?
Avatar n tn Is Lamictal used alone for my kind of seizure disorder? Is the Dilantin causing my depression/anxiety, or is that caused by the seizure disorder? I've heard that an EEG showing problems in the frontal region of the brain (like mine), can be tied to various mood disorders. Finally, I have an extremely unpleasant knot in my stomach (tension) all of the time. I can't decide if it's the anxiety problem (too much adrenalin/cortisal in my system?) or something to do with the seizure disorder.
Avatar n tn seizure disorder? Is the Dilantin causing my depression/anxiety, or is that caused by the seizure disorder? I've heard that an EEG showing : problems in the frontal region of the brain (like mine), can be tied to various mood disorders. Finally, I have an extremely unpleasant knot : in my stomach (tension) all of the time. I can't decide if it's the anxiety problem (too much adrenalin/cortisal in my system?) or something : to do with the seizure disorder.
Avatar n tn Does it have fewer side effects than Dilantin? Is Lamictal used alone for my kind of seizure disorder? Is the Dilantin causing my depression/anxiety, or is that caused by the seizure disorder? I've heard that an EEG showing problems in the frontal region of the brain (like mine), can be tied to various mood disorders. Finally, I have an extremely unpleasant knot in my stomach (tension) all of the time. I can't decide if it's the anxiety problem (too much adrenalin/cortisal in my system?
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with severe narcolepsy last year and this year with temperol lobe seizures. I am on provigil 400 mgs a day and Ritalin as needed. I am trying to take lamictal just 25 to start increase to 200, but having some problems, may switch me to Keppra I have digestive upsets after some seizures, but recently I blanked out and when I came to, I had written odd things all over the papers I was grading. I then, no way to make this sound pretty, had a bowel movement in my pants.
Avatar f tn However, I have read a few comments saying it can actually HELP with mood swings and bipolar disorder (which she doesn't have). Please comment on this. My daughter has just begun this medication for seizure disorder. She has had seizures several years apart from each other. We originally thought she just 'fainted' but now realize they've been seizures. Also, what is the LOWEST dosage that can be effective of Keppra.
Avatar f tn Without knowing your lifestyle, eating habits, weight, mental stability and whether you have hormone issues its tough to know how to control it besides getting on anti seizure meds like Lamictal or Tegretol. Hormones definitely play a role in seizure activity, so I would have a look at that- Were you ever on Depo Privera for birth control? There are just too many possibilities here, as to what could be exacerbating the situation. Keep us informed, and good luck.
Avatar m tn I'm surprised, though, to read that you have depression issues. Lamictal is often used for mood disorders and if anything should reduce any depression you have. I personally take generic lamictal 100mg twice daily and have had success controlling my seizures and as an added benefit, I have noticed my mood is better. I don't have any experience with the XR version though. Considering Lamictal's other uses, I would consider other solutions for your mood.
Avatar n tn I do know that good weed might even help certain seizure disorders, so unless you live in Texas or some other troglodite state, don't fight it, switch! I have 12 years now of stories, some would make you laugh and others scare the whatever out of ya. I'll try to remember some of the ones that might be pertinent to your situation.
1756969 tn?1332440763 Lamictal is a antiseizure med that is also a mood stabilizer that is primarily used for bipolar and seizure disorders. Some pdocs give lamictal to people with BPD to help with the mood fluxuations (lower mood changes than with bipolar).
Avatar f tn She is now off keppra completely, and on nothing until we see another specialist regarding generalized seizure disorders. Do you have generalized or partial seizure disorder? Is Zoloft an antidepressant? Does it affect your sleeping? Thanks for your comments. By the way, my daughter is very slightly built, weighing in at only 100 pounds and she's 5'2". I can't believe the doctor was actually trying to build her up to 1000 mg of keppra daily (same as your dose!).
Avatar f tn Only your neurologist(most people with seizure disorders have one, if you see another doctor for them, that is who I would talk to) would be able to make the correct decision regarding medication and your seizures. You need to make sure that you are okay and healthy before you worry about carrying a baby and then worrying about their health.
Avatar f tn Unfortunately, I had another seizure before my blood levels of Lamictal got up to therapeutic ranges. In response to this seizure, my doctor placed me on Keppra. I hated it so much that I stopped taking it after only a few days. It made me incredibly tired and moody. I work in medicine and I cringe every time someone tells me they stopped a medication without their doctor's knowledge. That should give you an idea how much I didn't like Keppra.
Avatar n tn At this point it is hard to know whether this is seizure or migraine-----can Lamictal work for migraine as well? Can imitrex be used in 9 yr olds? Why Diastat? Have you seen that used before? I really don't understand why her doctor refuses anything oral to break the cycle. I know that when we were in Europe ---there were a multitude of possible triggers for migraine as well as seizure including time change, diet, motion of car travel.
Avatar n tn When some harmatomas induce intractable seizures, we will remove them and cure the seizure disorders. That does depend on where the harmatomas are located. As long as your daughter does not have changes in the eye and kidney that is very good. I hope I helped.
1066198 tn?1333312628 ANYONE OUT THERE EXPERIENCE ANY HAIR LOSS- WHILE TAKING LAMICTAL (LAMOTRIGINE) FOR BI-POLAR DISORDER OR SEIZURE DISORDERS? IF SO, IN WHAT DOSES AND TIME FRAMES ? I HAVE BEEN ON IT FOR ONE YEAR NOW, AT 150 MG PER DAY.... JUST CURIOUS IF THIS COULD BE THE CULPRIT BEHIND MY HAIRLOSS.. MY HAIR HAS THINNED SO MUCH-- I CAN ALMOST SEE THRU IT...USED TO BE SO THICK- THAT I COULD NOT GET MY THUMB AND MIDDLE FINGER TO MEET AROUND A PONYTAIL....
Avatar n tn If you have physical sensations that are unreal it can be a form of hallucination. I'd say that's more related to the PTSD. PTSD is complex. Often an antipsychotic can be helpful. In addition to talk therapy of course to understand the traumatic issues and develop coping solutions. As for bipolar there are many good mood stabilizers. Google "Depression Central" for more information (for all mood disorders).