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Old 10-09-2007, 02:07 PM   #1
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Questionable Seizures

My new doctor, in her opinion, is not sure I am having seizures. She has left it up to me to take a medication for precautionary measures.

I am about to start an anti-depressant for anxiety and for a sleep disorder. I'm sort of up in the air here if I should take another pill. Some anti-depressants have a side effect of causing seizures.

This is sort of tough. I had bad reactions to Keppra and depression with
50mg of Topamax. I am currently at 25mg.

Any advice I would appreciate.

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Old 10-09-2007, 02:14 PM   #2
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Re: Questionable Seizures

Best advice you can do on your own. Check the government website FDA, pull up the medication section and look at your new med. See if there are any interactions or warnings listed that may apply to your case.

Usually sleeping related meds (well, not anymore as much) were either narcotics or depressants and often could interact with epilepsy meds. We had to watch out for those. One exception was Phenobarbital, old time AED.

If it was your Neuro who issued this new medication and made that statement I'm a little suprised; but not that much. I had similar issues with my repalcement Dr's. It was as if they didn't know my case.

Best of luck in trying to make your decision.


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