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I have been struggling with VIMPAT. I'm running out of new meds to try. Uncontrollable epilepsy. Status epileptic. I think that's how you say it. When my seizures usually go for 7 to 15 minutes. thank God for my full- time caregiver who can administer emergency diazepam . That usually putts my body down. I'll wake later with bruises from banging around on the floor. My girlfriend is the twenty- four hour caregiver. Most of my sizing is at night. Usually very late or early morning. My seizing stopped when I added VIMPAT to my regular; that depakote, lamotrigine and blood pressure stuff. The mayo clinic says don't mix VIMPAT with some drugs. One of my blood pressure meds is on that list. I've also been losing my temper! This is like keppra with added depression in a big way. At first VIMPAT seemed to help. But now 6 months later big seizing sometimes. So I'm not sure that that is the cause. But sure looks like it too me. I'll try to reach my neurologist this week. Anybody else have experience with VIMPAT? Depression (from the meds) anger, suicidal ideation, all the usual suspects. Dour, anxious. Hopeless and trying not to care. My girlfriend being here is a life saver. It does come with a big price. We're together 24/7 and even then, usually in same room. This will make anyone on the razors' edge with eminent irritability. Well, ya do what you can right?