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Boo1964

772d

Does anyone know what medication works best to keep epilepsy under control? Also I have something wrong with my right ear that causes my seizures to be worse and also trigger them.

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    • stitchtastic

      746d

      I have been taking Lamictal 700mg daily for 10+ years now and it seems to be doing pretty well since before this med I was on 3 different anti seizure meds and my seizures where no where near controlled to the point where it was affecting my daily quality of life. It also is a secure med showing the least amount of side effects.

    • stitchtastic

      746d

      I have been taking Lamictal 700mg daily for 10+ years now and it seems to be doing pretty well since before this med I was on 3 different anti seizure meds and my seizures where no where near controlled to the point where it was affecting my daily quality of life. It also is a secure med showing the least amount of side effects.

    • Sheeba

      765d

      Everyone is different so the response is going to be different. I have been on lamictal for 20 years and it's my main drug. I also take Briviact and zonisamide. I take 200 mgs three times a day of the lamictal, and 100 mgs twice a day of Zonisamide and 100 mgs in the morning and 150 mgs at bedtime of Briviact. VNS is set at 2.5. But it's dying. It's at 35%. I have the Aspire SR. This was replaced on July 24th 2017. So it will be five years old. It has lasted longer than any other VNS I have had.

    • Tweetybird

      772d

      I was on tegratol and dilantin and phenobarbital and they finally put me on one that they said I would be on all my life a d that I wouldn't be able to come off of and they would fight anyone who took the medicine off me and I gave been off it since fifth grade and not had any since

      • Phrrya

        765d

        @Tweetybird Maybe try something called Briviact and/or Lamotrigine. Briviact is something like Keppra just with less mood side effects.

        • Yayalou

          757d

          @Phrrya hi good to know your success. I may be changed to Lamotrigine always great to hear your positive attitude and experience thank you 😊

    • Tweetybird

      772d

      I was on some meds when I had seizures and I have. Not had any since 5th grade

    • Yayalou

      772d

      Everyone is so different and the type they have. One of the most common one of late is Keppra it’s not unusual to have more the one depending on the cause . I am a closed head injury patient and the old let i get the more difficult they are to control.I know my triggers which is a huge plus I am working on them to better my life.My Bernese mountain Doodle is a great help she detect the seizure 10-15 minutes before they occur and rolls my on my side keeps me safe. Next I’ll train her to call someone. 🤗

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