OK, how about Keppra?

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OK, how about Keppra?

Post  Platypus on Sat 08 Jun 2013, 12:33 am

Forum search returns no hits. Has anyone tried it?

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Re: OK, how about Keppra?

Post  milo on Mon 10 Jun 2013, 10:04 am

I'm not sure Keppra is available in Canada. I can say I can't remember anyone mentioning it being used on this site before. I worry about the side affect profile contains a warning that most reasons people stop taking it are behavioural. That line would scare me for any medication and would remind me of what so many people with migraines went through on trials of topomax. Scary stuff.
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Re: OK, how about Keppra?

Post  Platypus on Mon 10 Jun 2013, 10:03 pm

Keppra has all the bad side effects of Topamax -- brain fog, word finding problems, sleepiness and adds depression and anxiety. But some migraineurs have less problems with Keppra's side effects than the other anti-seizure meds.
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Re: OK, how about Keppra?

Post  milo on Tue 11 Jun 2013, 1:13 pm

I would use the same precautions with keppra as I would with topomax, that is :

1) have someone very close to you aware that you are starting it and at every increase and decrease
2) keep a journal about side effects and emotional response
3) do medication changes very, very slowly with medical advice only
4) your doctor doesn't know jack and needs to respect super small increase in this med
5) if you are losing weight on it make sure your intake remains suitable
6) let those closest to you know that they are welcome to mention personality changes
7) do not EVER suddenly stop taking this medication

We have seen many members become very different people on topomax so please use caution. We don't yet know if keppra is going to do the same thing so please use caution!
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