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Old 02-07-2013, 07:03 AM   #1
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Medication = No More Dreams

Has anyone's anti seizure medication stopped them from remembering their dreams?

I was someone who used to remember up to 10 per night. Now after taking Keppra for a little over a year, I'm lucky if I ever remember 1.

I do not seem to be having any memeory loss during conscious moments though.

Does the failure to remember dreams now, count as memory loss?
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:33 AM   #2
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Re: Medication = No More Dreams

Not for me. I remember just as many dreams as I did before starting my medication.
I don't think not remembering your dreams would be considered memory loss, per se., but I'm not a Dr., just my opinion.
Many people who don't have epilepsy and are not on medication, don't remember their dreams. I usually only remember very vivid, powerful dreams, or very strange dreams and of course the nightmares.

 
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Re: Medication = No More Dreams

I have not had frequent dreams for years now. I might be able to recall a dream once every 2 months if that. Only constant (medication) has been Keppra. So possible it is the medication. I would have to pull out books and see what has been discovered in studies.

From what I remember, most people (in general) do not remember the majority of the dreams they have. On a personal note, it seems some people have a better recollection of their dreams than others.

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Re: Medication = No More Dreams

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I have not had frequent dreams for years now. I might be able to recall a dream once every 2 months if that. Only constant (medication) has been Keppra. So possible it is the medication. I would have to pull out books and see what has been discovered in studies.

From what I remember, most people (in general) do not remember the majority of the dreams they have. On a personal note, it seems some people have a better recollection of their dreams than others.

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So the fact that I used to remember 5-10 per night before the meds is rare, even if I remained med free?
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Re: Medication = No More Dreams

Every person is affected differently by their medications.

Whose to say if Keppra has not somehow affected your dream recall? It may have, if you say before Keppra, you remembered many dreams per night.

I have been on Keppra for 3 1/2 yrs and it has not affected my dream recall, but I am on a lower dose.

 
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