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Why would doc up dose after 2 yrs?

I am praying someone that has had seizures for a while can help me out. My husband started having seizures 4-5 yrs ago. However, we understand that what seems to trigger his is stress binge drinking and missing more then one dose of his medicine. Recently we had to change his doctor to get it closer to where we are. My husband hasnt had a seizure in 2 yrs. But this doctor has determined that my husband's medication needs to be upped.

This is concerning to us because the last time his dose was to high he had mental issues. I was wanting to know if anyone who has been dealing with this for a while can tell me why a doctor would want to up his dose...and should we fight this due to his history.

Thanks for your time,
Kimberly
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1780921 tn?1499301793
This has happened to me. My seizures were under control for a couple of years even thought my blood results said I was not within the therapeutic range. I moved out of state and my new doctor wanted to increase my dose's so I would fall with the range. I did not care at the time and
let her raise my dose.

Talking with my new neurologist who is the Newsome chair of epileptology and director of the Epilepsy Program told me that in short the therapeutic range is different for everyone. Back then my levels were low and now they are on the high side which he is not worried about it.

Now I don't know why his doctor wants to up his dose but if you and him are concerned talk with him or her about it and then decide what you feel is in the best interest for his health.
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The doctor seems not interested in hearing us out. But thanks for your answer, just think its weird to up them when he has his seizures under control.
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