Hi! I am new to this forum and just need someone to talk to that can relate to me. I am 26 and was diagnosed with epilepsy in 98 after the birth of my daughter. I was put on dilantin and quickly took myself off of it because I felt like a zombie. Just recently I decided it was time to take care of myself and think about others and get back on the meds. I haven't had any real big episodes since my daughter but, I have small ones everyday and I know it is just a matter of time before a big one hits. So anyway, I was put on lamictal, and I loved it! My mind was clear, I didn't stutter, I was happy, I wasn't moody, but I got that freaking rash!!!!! Now they are putting me on the topamax and I am so upset! I am a massage therapist, I can't afford to be tired, and I will be starting nursing school this fall! I was hoping to not have to go through all the side effects.
Oh and lamictal, have any of you had side effects when coming off it? I haven't started the new med yet and I am dog tired, and shaky, and depressed. I can't even get up to do my daily exercises. Which leads me to another question do any of you have a problem with lack of sweating on the topamax? Have any of you been on Kepra, what would be your choice?