Originally Posted by computersat
I've got an accident before 3 years ago, then after the first year the epilepsy start with me. My doctor told me to use Tegretol 200mg one dosage a day, now I use it since 2 years. the last time I got an epilepsy attack was 08/29/2012 (7 months) …
But I need to change the Drug because it make me sleepy all the time
Age: 46 years
Job: En Teacher (Primary School)
I would talk to your Dr. about your sleepiness. All epilepsy meds. have side effects.
My medication made me very tired in the beginning and quite moody. Things have improved though.
Different drugs are used to treat different types of seizures and dosages will relate to how frequently you were having seizures prior to medication.
So there really isn't a "best drug for epilepsy". The drug and dosage has to be tailored to you and the type of epilepsy you have and the frequency of seizures you were having...
Also, everyone is affected differently. You may experience no side effects or few side effects on a certain drug, while another person may experience terrible side effects on the same drug...it's really trial and error and only your Dr. can help you with that.
The newer drugs on the market from what I've heard have fewer and less intrusive side effects than the older seizure medications that have been around for a long time.