Getting used to Keppra?

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bkanealy
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   Posted 8/17/2014 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
All,
 
Hi, I have a question about a side effect I'm experiencing from taking the generic form of Keppra. I had a craniotomy for a benign brain tumor on 4/24/14. Things have been going okay, just fatigued from my brain using glucose. But, now I've noticed that if I take my generic Keppra on an empty stomach after 50 min. it's like I've taken a Tylenol PM, when I take it with a meal, it about 1 hour and a half I hit the wall and can almost go to sleep standing up.
 
I'm on 500 mg 2x a day and my question is: When the warning says, "may cause drowsiness", is that another way of saying, "may put you to sleep"? My prescription is until next April 2015. I was curious if others have had the same experience and after a year is it possible they may reduce my prescription to 1x a day? TIA
 
Brian

Dragoness
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   Posted 8/18/2014 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
shocked mostly....the body needs a certain amt I'm 42... and I tak 1000ml 2xS a day...its hard not To be disoriented but better enuff than To less u might hve a episode...lifestyle..is suttle..as life isn't....coping with Ths is... mad but still alive...might hve To hve surgery soon scared as confused

bkanealy
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   Posted 8/18/2014 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Dragoness,

Thanks for the heads up. Sorry to hear you may have to have surgery. I'll be sure to light a candle for you after Mass this Sunday.

B

mark37
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   Posted 9/22/2014 12:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I was put on keppra 1000 mgs 3xs a day wich was way to much so they put back down 500 mgs 2xs a day plus 100 mgs of dilantin 2xs a day still having grand mal seizures had a bad one last week where i lost all memory of that week my question is has anyone had the constant burning headaches where it feels like someones taking a hot poker and sticking it into your head ive only had these seizures for about the last 3 months and i really hate the tremors you get with this lovely disorder

Kevin
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   Posted 9/5/2015 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry for all you have been through. I new on here. I suffered a TBI 3 years ago followed by seizure for I guess a bonus to that. Was on the keppra for many months and my complaint was to, sleeping all of the time. My Neurologist switched me over to Tegretol XR. I take twice a day 500mg. It solved being so tire but then had problems trying to sleep and shuting down my mind. she added clonazepam 1 mg before bed and I sleep through the night. Would love to be med free but not sure that will ever happen. I wish you the very best.

Kevin
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   Posted 9/5/2015 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I just realized this is an old post. Lol. My TBI :)
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