Re: Keppra as Monotheraphy
Our daughter Katie was on Keppra for 3 years and the monotherapy part only lasted a few months. She has Complex Partial and she had an increase in simple partial as mentioned above and she also became stressed, which brings on MORE seizure activity.
Keppra can have a few side affects: Moodiness, aggressiveness, sleeplessness (many AEDs), increase in appetite (some of these subsided after awhile)...those are some that Katie had. There are also others you should read up on.
Hard to say, what works for one may not for another...that is the tough thing with AEDs. No set outcome with them.
The Epi added Lamictal to the Keppra and it worked so/so. Our daughter had surgery in June 2004. She has been seizure free since, but still takes Lamictal twice a day for the next 2 years.
Good luck with the med change, if you decide to do so...
Proud mom of Katie, the strongest and bravest person I have ever known! GBTG.
Last edited by tkdmom96; 01-18-2005 at 09:55 PM.