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Old 06-03-2019, 01:10 PM
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Unhappy Keppra question

I've been taking Keppra for almost 5 months now, and I still have side effects. loss of balance, vertigo, and dizziness are the major ones. I have been to 4 Drs, but nobody wants to discuss these with me other than t put me on meds to control vertigo. In my research, I found that side effects usually only last around 4 weeks. I'm concerned that I'm either taking to high a dosage or totally on the wrong meds. has anybody else had these side effects last this long? I'm considering going to the U.S. to see if I can get better attention.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:10 PM
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Everyone's different when it comes to side effects. Some people might only have the side effects for a few weeks or months and other's will always have the side effect from the med. I've had a few meds that I couldn't deal with the side effects and had to go off of them. There are one's that I'm on now I have side effects that I can deal with so I'm still taking them.

Everyone is different when it comes to meds in general too. Sometimes you have to adjust the dosage and/or a med that might be taken with it. It isn't just a 'sit down and take this and you'll be ok' thing. Drs can be a pain in the but too.
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Don't be afraid to be a squeaky wheel with your doctors -- after all, it's your quality of life that's at stake! If Keppra's side effects are problematic or intolerable then your neurologist should work with you on making a change -- either to the dose or the med.
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