keppra

  1. M

    Going off keppra

    Hello, I've been on keppra for about 10 years now, following seizures resulting from scarring after brain surgery for a meningioma. I was never quite myself on keppra, very irritable, anxious, etc, however I thought it might have also had something to do with the major invasive brain surgery...
  2. T

    Deja vu - how serious?

    Hi guys - I've been lurking for a while and wanted to ask a couple of questions about your experiences. I've been taking lamotrigine for around 10 years and it has definitely reduced my generalized seizures but I've noticed a rise in partials in the last year or so. I started Keppra last...
  3. S

    Coming Off Keppra

    Hey everyone, new here, Last Tuesday about 10 days ago my mom had what the neurologist called a seizure. No seizure history before, not on any medications, all CT, MRI, EEG tests came back spotless. Turns out she had a TIA due to a UTI, not a seizure. That neurologist put her on Keppra...
  4. L

    Keppra XR off the Insurance list for 2017

    What are people who have been taking Keppra XR doing in 2017? I have researched all my options, no insurance company in TX covers Keppra/Keppra XR? I am forced to try the generic. I can't find any data on the success rates, as like me, no one wants to risk a seizure. Keppra/Keppra XR have kept...
  5. D

    Saying Hello, concerned about med switch

    I'm 50 years old. Had my 1st partial complex seizure 4 years ago. There is a history of diabetes in my family so that was the road the treatment went. My 2nd happened behind the wheel which took me off the road but confirmed an epilepsy diagnosis. My neuro put me on Keppra and has kept me...
  6. V

    Newbie alert! Who here is given grief about veganism/vegetarianism?

    Hi guys! I'm new here 🙂 This is a bit of a long one but I feel very strongly about this topic. I was hoping to talk to anyone who can share anecdotes about a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle with epilepsy? I know it's not exactly a scientific case study but an anecdotal one at least. I've put meds...
  7. H

    Support Needed

    Hello. My 40 year old son (unmarrried, lives at home) had been seizure free for 15 years on Neurontin and phenobarb. He lived an active life, driving, MA degree, thesis work in England...started his own small film production company. He's been an EMT for 11 years...loves helping people...
  8. J

    Anyone doing good on Keppra?

    Hi everyone, I've just joined CWE a little while ago and it has helped me a lot. However I've noticed a lot of threads about "Kepprage" and depression on Keppra. My neurologist added on Keppra since the Carbatrol and Topamax was not controlling it. I haven't noticed any mood...
  9. Matthew74

    Keppra and concentration

    I've been off Keppra for a month or two. I was only on 375mgs a day. My clarinet playing has improved markedly. Over the fall, when I had better seizure control than now because of the Ketogenic diet, I was a disaster. I couldn't focus, got distracted, and had no musical imagination...
  10. J

    HI-Looking for some insight & maybe support on PCOS and Epilepsy

    Hi, I'm Cassandra and I've been diagnosed with epilepsy since age 4. I've been a bunch of different AEDs and am currently taking Keppra, Carbatrol and Topamax. After a clean MRI and some blood work recently my doctor referred me back to the GYN. My testosterone came back elevated. Keppra...
  11. DayDreamer

    Emotional Control with Keppra and Topamax?

    I am curious how many people out there on levetiracetam and/or topiramate have noticed more control over their emotions or even a lack of emotions at times. Reading articles in neurological journals on pubmed have shown that both of these medications are sometimes prescribed as mood...
  12. 8

    How quickly meds begin to work?

    I have recently had a sleep study and found out that I stop breathing on average of 12.9 times per hour. When I took this to my Neuro he said I was actually holding my breath for these periods and that it could be due to me actually having a seizure. This would mean I am possibly having 12.9...
  13. CBernieBlack

    [Research] Levetiracetam (Keppra) improve brain?

    Fascinating, although technical, article that suggests improved brain functionality while using Keppra. I remember my Keppra use and found it horrible...however I would be open to trying it again, but I just remember it being a world of hurt. Anyone have any thoughts...
  14. H

    Sorry but has anyone experienced constipation while on keppra?

    Almost a year I've been on keppra and have noticed I'm always bloated and constipated no matter how I change my diet. Anyone know what to do and why this is happening?
  15. E

    Keppra vs Tegretol

    Hi there!! I am new to this forum, but have had epilepsy all of my life and I am almost 39. I was actually diagnosed at age 9, and was put on Tegretol. It worked great for the most part, I would have an occasional petite mal seizure while taking it but didn't have a grand mal seizure for 20+...
  16. WendyCS

    Question on Keppra

    Three weeks ago, my healthy 11 year old collapsed with a seizure. The sleep deprived eeg showed seizure activity. I was there during the eeg and he did not have a convulsive seizure, he was talking during it etc. He has had no seizure since, but neuro. said if he were her child she'd start him...
  17. C

    Keppra & over the counter drugs?

    I'm generally not a fan of mixing more drugs than I absolutely need to (am on 1000mg Keppra for JME) but last night in a moment of weakness & sleep desperation I took an over-the-counter sleeping pill (think it was Unisom) which is a rare occurrence for me... but wow. I have never had such a...
  18. T

    4 1/2 year old son with seizures of unknown cause

    My now 4 1/2 year old son started having seizures in March 2014. The first day he had 3 in one day. Two of them being in the ER where they then transferred us to Pediatric ICU Sutter Memorial in Sac to have further tests done. MRI, CT SCAN, SPINAL TAP, EEG, BLOOD AND URINE TEST all came back...
  19. nataliejx

    How do you try to make your family understand and gain support from them?

    Hey everyone. As you can see on my profile a bit about me. I am currently taking Keppra to control my seizures but I am having some horrible side effects; depression, vomiting, nausea, headaches, sleepiness. I went away for a long weekend to Cork and went to see one of my favourite bands in...
  20. nataliejx

    How do you deal with your epilepsy? What medication are you on?

    Hey everyone, just a little bit about me..my name is Natalie I'm currently 21 and was diagnosed with epilepsy in November 2013. It all started when I went out for a friends birthday on 22nd September 2012, I'm not a big drinker so only had a few glasses of rose when I started to feel really...
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