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Old 10-27-2008, 03:28 PM   #1
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lacosamide for a change

hello, it looks like i am going to be trying lacosamide shortly can anyone offer any bits of advice. ste

 
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:03 PM   #2
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Re: lacosamide for a change

i'm just about to start anyone offer any help?

 
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:42 AM   #3
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Re: lacosamide for a change

Im going to ask my Neuro if I can try lacosamide, if there's anybody out there who has any success with an improvement on partial seizures after taking lacosamide please let me know. thanks

 
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Re: lacosamide for a change

just dropping this one back up to the top again

 
Old 04-26-2009, 12:09 PM   #5
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Re: lacosamide for a change

Well, I was invited to participate in a study for Vimpat (lacosamide) as it is not readily available in the U.S. as yet and I guess they want to use us as gunea pigs first. Although, my epileptologist told me that if my current "brain candy" (Keppra and Zonisamide) didn't start working the way it should, he would put me on Vimpat.

Anyway, from what I've read, Vimpat looks promising...as in the side-effects aren't as hideous as, say, Keppra or Topamax or as delibitating as Lamictal or Carbatrol can be for some. Hey, I've been on 7 AEDs in the three years since my diagnosis and am a firm believer they all suck out loud. So I hold out hope that lacosamide is a winner for many!

There's even talk that it can be used as a mono-therapy med!
Best of luck! Let us know how you do on it...soon us slow-pokes in the U.S. will be able to take it, too!

 
Old 05-21-2009, 01:34 PM   #6
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Re: lacosamide for a change

well just started on the vimpat "lacosamide" on monday so let the games begin!!

 
Old 05-28-2009, 03:05 PM   #7
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well i really don't want to speak too soon but it looks a bit like i might just have to say "BOLLOCKS".
sorry about that, ste

 
Old 07-16-2009, 02:23 PM   #8
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Re: lacosamide for a change

I take it back considering i have been medically refractory for the last 7 years this one is starting to look a bit more responsive. If it isn't a total fix it is making positive changes that none of the other drugs made I'm going to wait for a little longer before i spit my dummy out and cry myself to sleep again!!!.
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Re: lacosamide for a change

Vimpat is so new in the US some locations have had trouble getting it back in June when it was released.

I don't know if we (the patients) know that much about it yet. I always like to KNOW about the medication before deciding if I want to be on it.

I'm always apprehensive on "new" freshly approved medications. Even if they had been out for a few years. When they put me on Keppra I was a little leery, but it went well. Zonegran didn't go well for me. Lyrica is going well (one month so far!).

I just don't jump on a new medication or therapy just because it's the latest thing. I would try what is already available and whats "trusted" before trying the newest thing.... that's just me.

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Old 07-19-2009, 11:51 AM   #10
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i guess you won't be jumping up for the swine flu jab then!!! ste

 
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There were cases of Swine flu in my region. Didn't cause me to worry. In fact it caused me to pull out an old recording (from the early 90's) of a band that did a track CALLED Swine Flew. (I scream sundae). Funny how we all react differently.

Sure the research helps. I'm not saying to stay with the 1912 Phenobarbital; or 1954 primidone. However use the medication that WORKS with you, and stay current with the developments. Information is power.

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Old 07-20-2009, 12:29 PM   #12
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Ah well, "A nod's as good as a wink to a blind man" ste

 
Old 08-29-2009, 05:00 AM   #13
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looking more promising by the day but lawrd am i feeling like "drowsy" from the seven dwarfs, ste

 
Old 09-24-2009, 10:36 AM   #14
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Re: lacosamide for a change

I don't care if vimpat is new & we don't yet know all about how it effects us....would having sz's be better? I thought, if it causes whatever, I can stop taking it. It did give me double vision for a few hours after taking it. But I now take some of my morning does in the morning & the rest of my morning dose later.

 
Old 09-28-2009, 07:20 PM   #15
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does it make any of you sleepy? my first dose was tonight. I cant stand the thought of taking smthg twice a day!!! is once at night not enough?
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