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Can Changing Medication Affect What Happens During A Seizure?
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Can Changing Medication Affect What Happens During A Seizure?

I had my medication changed from Keppra to Tegretol as the Keppra hadn't affected to frequency of seizures and was causing incontinence. I was on 100mg bd of tegretol for 3 weeks and my seizures went from 2-3 a week to once a week. It was then increased to 200mg bd. The first seizure after the increase was also a week after the previous but I then had another seizure while I was trying to sleep that evening. During this seizure I was hearing, smelling and tasting strange things and it felt like I was falling through my bed and felt like I was turning/spinning. I was also getting stabling pains on my arms where my eczema is. This meant I couldn't sleep and I was really scared me as I didn't know what was happening I have never had symptoms like this before and didn't know if I was about to have of had just had a tonic-clonic seizure. I checked with my sister in the morning and I hadn't had a tonic-clonic seizure
After that I went 2 weeks without a seizure, then had a cluster of partial seizures where I would suddenly feel sick, my hands went ridged, I went very pale and during some of them started dribbling and lasted 30 secs to 1 minute. This sounds very similar to how people have described complex partial seizures I have had except I was aware of them happening and I had at least 20 in one day, before this I have never had more than 3 seizures in a day.
What's causing the change in seizures and causing the cluster seizures? Could it be the medication? It's been 8 weeks since I've had a tonic-clonic seizure when it is normally 4-6 weeks, could this be something to do with the cluster seizures? Has anyone else had anything like this happen?
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We are not doctors here so we can only tell you based on what we know.  I do know that you need to make sure that you let your doctor know what is going on with you.  I can tell you that I'm sure something is going on with you.  Please feel free to stop by and let us know what you find out.
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