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Starting Keppra soon for Seizures

Nov 19, 2009 - 2 comments

Well, the Dr at Mayo wanted to try Keppra for seizures.  They can not confirm a seizure on the EEG since I didn't go to sleep, and I was told that is where they see them generally.  Plus since I was sensitive to the check patterns the tech would only want to see the sensitivity, but not induce a seizure.  So Dr D. said if Keppra works we will know it is seizures.  They may also run another EEG in a couple months.  

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by msbites, Jan 06, 2010
I had 2 seizure incidents, 1 back in July 97 and the 2nd set was in Nov, 06. I was given dilantin and Tegratall in 97, hated them. After I had my 2nd bout with seizurers in 06, I was prescribed Keppra and I've had no problems with it.  I take 500 mg twice a day with NO PROBLEMS. Good luck and good health to you.

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by rudyhorse, Jan 07, 2010
Thank you, they did up my dose of Keppra to 500mg twice a day.  I think I have had some depression with it, but that could be seizures too.  :)  I still have some seizures so I go back for another EEG and to see a specialist next week.  Thank you for your input, this is all so new to me and out of the blue, because we thought I was having mini strokes.  So I am learning now....
Thanks again,
Tracy

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