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mala_fama
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   Posted 9/7/2007 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone.
I am writing to your community from Russia, so sorry for my poor English. Hope you will understand me and I will find some help here.
I have epilepsy since 17, now I'm 23. I used to have 1-2 seizures a year and I felt good. I took drugs called Finlepsin(Karbomazepin) (I am not sure in English spelling of all the drugs,sorry) for 5,5 years. Then I had more seizures and I went to another doc who said that as I have absences and grand mals I can't take this drug, it does me bad. So I began taking Lamotrigine, 250mg/day, but in 5 months I had an allergy, red spots on my face, and seizures happened much more often. Now I am moving to Depakote(Depakin). I am taking it only 3 days, hadn't had a seizure still, but I am afraid that the drug is said to be very toxic for liver and I am terribly afraid to loose my hair.
Please tell me what drugs are usually prescribed in your country to people who have grand mals together with absences. My EEG shows 3 Gerz waves and epy activity in the left temple.
Thank you in advance.

Another Day
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   Posted 9/7/2007 11:56 PM (GMT -6)   

I just wanted to welcome you to HealingWell.  I don't know anything about that particular medication, but I am sure someone will come along soon who can help you.  Please know that we are here to support you.

Take care!

Carla

 


 Epilepsy, asthma, GERD, depression, hypothyroidism


mala_fama
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   Posted 9/8/2007 3:49 AM (GMT -6)   
    Carla!
  Thank you for your words!
 
 
 Alina
 

djdaz_1985
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   Posted 9/8/2007 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi there and Welcome to HealingWell!

I think that the first drug you mentioned (Karbomazepin) may be what I take (Carbamazepine). If they are the same then it is fine to take for Grand Mal seizures as this is what I have. Lamotrigine is also fine for Grand Mal and Petit Mal combinations as this is what my mum used to take.

I hope this helps and that you stick around HealingWell!

Darren


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mala_fama
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   Posted 9/9/2007 6:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Darren.
 
Thanks. I meant Carbamazepine of course :-) I know it is not good for petit mals, which I also have.
What reputation does Keppra have in your country? Is it used for monoterapy?
 

djdaz_1985
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   Posted 9/10/2007 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Hiya,

I dont know much about Keppra but I do know it is a very popular drug at the moment and it seems to have a good track record with various forms of epilepsy.

Darren


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