Hi there and Welcome back!
Your certainly in the right place to discuss Keppra! I have had epilepsy for 8 years now but have never used Keppra. I take controlled release Carbamazipine (Tegretol). An allergic reaction certainly sounds likely. Have you started taking/eating/drinking anything new recently? If not, then its definately something you should discuss with your GP. On the subject of EEG's, I dont think iv'e ever had a normal one! If there is something going on then you want to know what it is; and the only way to find out is to get abnormal results. Congrats on the brain tumour btw! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
Thanks for the replies. I'm going for my appointment in an hour or so, I will give an update when I'm back home.
I'm soo tired of all this mess This has been the hardest year of my life, so far.......... I'm just curious as to what my dr. is going to tell me?
Well, I now take 2 more meds. I'm now on Keppra 2000mg's a day, now along with Provigil, and Lexapro. Will it ever end ???
He also mentioned a word I never really wanted to hear.....Disability
It just seems like the truth of my situation is catching up with me. I guess I never really thought that I could get disability, nor did I want too. But my finances are non-existant now days. If anyone has any info on disability, my ears are open whether the news is good or bad.
Carla, thanks for sharing. To answer a few of your ?'s, and I am 26 years old, and unemployed ! I regretfully left my last job because I wasn't performing satisfactory. I did'nt realize it at the time though. I was talking all kinds of meds, B/P, etc. for migrains and was blaming that for my tiredness. I was just tired and frustrated about not being able to perform my job to make my employer happy. I just did'nt see the whole picture at the time. When I walked away, my wife IMMEDIATELY made me seek further medical treatment. I am so glad she did, because the brain tumor was found, and was the size of a tennis ball.
Well, it was immediately took out Sept. 8 2006, and then I was blessed with a blood clot the next day, so another surgery took place, and in Jan. My bone flap was replaced with a plate and scews. Ever since my surgery and before I have struggled TERRIBLY with fatigue, and tireness. I can't read very well or write fast and comprehention is nonexsistant. Everyday is a struggle, and depression is showing its ugly face. I want nothing more than to have a job I could do and get up everyday and go, but its just not possible right now. All my experience is in metal fabricating, and welding. Now I can't read a tape measure, or wear a welding helmet. Not to mention my vision is a mess, but I did get glasses to help some.
Other than that life is good, HEY, I am still alive