this will be the sister thread to the successful "Trileptal Anyone?"
Ive been writing a lot about my recent experience switching from dilantin to trileptal. Well, it has been pretty unsuccessful.
Weening off the dilantin to the trileptal caused me to have a grand mal. This was "ok" according to my neuro, and was classified a "break through seizure". I felt ok for the first few days after the seizure, but started getting light headed a few times a day which quickly increased to me being dizzy a few times an hour within a week. I was getting worse by the day and told my dr. who had me go in for an MRI and EEG. The MRI came back normal, but the EEG picked up some seizure activity. Apparently these "dizzy spells" that I have been dealing with were actually focal seizures.
The dr. just increased me to 900mg/2x a day of trileptal because at the already increase level of 750mg (originally 600mg), it isn't doing it's job, is starting me on 500mg/2x day of Kepra (along w/ the trileptal). Apparently Kepra is a better anti-convulsant than trileptal with similiarly low side effects.
Is there anyone out there who can share any info on this Kepra?
In the words of my favorite Californian Governor: "...I'll be back."