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AnonymousMe
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   Posted 1/15/2007 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
hey everyone, what should i tell my neuro? everytime i go see him its just like a five minute appointment. he just asks if i have been taking my medicine and if i've had any seizures. i say no and thats just about it but actually im having trouble with my meds (keppra). they mess with my mood a lot like sometimes it makes me depressed, makes me angry, or it just makes me feel apathetic. should i tell him about all that? he also talked about having me take the meds for another year. i dont know if i can take another year.. =/

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   Posted 1/16/2007 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey there.. How long have you been on the Keppra? Also, what dose are you on? One of the main side effects from keppra is mood swings, but they are supposed to stabilize after a month or so.. Normally neuro's start you off on a low dose and build you up to a dose that is tolerable for you.. I would definitely bring this up to your neuro...
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   Posted 1/16/2007 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
It is very helpful to know what ALL the side effects are of your med. My 13yo just had her first grand yesterday (prev. petite mal) and I had no idea if it was related to her med or lack of. Now I want to know everything I can! Don't wait until you're in my shoes to become informed. I think all Dr.s are in a hury; you pay enough that you should make them stay and answer any questions you have.

Good Luck! :-)

AnonymousMe
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   Posted 1/16/2007 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
i have been on keppra for almost two years. my dose is 2,000 mg a day (1k day, 1k night) but i just started feeling like this in june. before then i had no problems. i think that if he talks about having me take it for another year then ill tell him. i just want to get off meds.

AnonymousMe
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   Posted 1/19/2007 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
a little update... so i went to my neuro appointment yesterday. my neuro said that he is going to take me off the keppra! thats great :D. i was happy about it. i told him about what problems i was having and he just said it was the medicine. i will be taking an eeg soon and if the results come back normal then i will be off the meds for good. exciting huh? but if it comes back abnormal then ill go back on the keppra for another year but on a lower dose. i hope it comes back normal but i am starting to get this fear that i might get seizures if i get off the meds... =/

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   Posted 1/20/2007 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
That's good news! When is your eeg? Please keep us posted! We've got our fingers crossed for you!
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