its late i know but i can relate to you but i take depakote er 1,000 mgs a day 500 am 500 pm i believe i get the nightmares when my levels are low mine is suppose to be 50-100 mines (3 ) now thats very very low and my neuro said thats why im having alot of seizures and i sure am i had 3 on tuesday 2 wednesday today and the nightmares is just what yours sound like i had nightmares all my life but never thought nothing about it
then in 2006 i started having the drop seizures and the sleepiness but for some reason the nightmares got worse on the depakote does your meds make you sleep alot too and do you get depression with yours i also take xanax 1 mgs 3 times a day all the drs tell me they dont cause seizures but i may be wrong but it seems i started having the spells after getting on xanax which was feb 06 thats when i had what they called a panic attack but overtime they got worse in sept 06 and dec 06 is when i started the fainting spells then after about june 07 i blackedout and ended up at er .
then dec 07 i saw a neuro who put me on depakote and for the first 6 mos i done wonderfull never had no seizures was driving cleaning went to the store all alone too now i never leave my house .
im not sure if you take xanax or not but do you know if they would cause seizures or not??
so i know what you feel about the nightmares mine scare me to dealth i wake up crying from them i can really feel myself having seizures where in my sleep im jerking and screeming and kicking and trying to wake up but cant till the seizure passes and its scarry
im going to a hospital for help and they said they will get my levels where they need to be or if my meds need switched they will do that too what are your nightmares like do you feel seizures while sleeping like i just said or are yours different ??
i know where your coming from im 46 and living with seizures or ep which ever it is i have is very depressing .
hope that helped you some cause your not alone on the nightmares but i believe its from the meds cause when i stopped them i never have nightmares but then my seizures get worse.