I have been on dilantin - worked for YEARS, but had gum problems.
I have been on topamax - developed kidney stones, removed from medication.
I have been on keppra - no change in EEG, removed from medication.
Currently on tegretol - in the process of being weaned off due to decreasing bone mass.
Currently on depakote - was on a mid-day dose, taken off that dose due to toxicity level between depakote and tegratol which was causing double vision (hence the reason of being removed from tegretol).
Currently on vimpat.
So, so far the depakote / vimpat combo seem to be working fairly well. Numbers on blood work are within the normal range. 5-day in-hospital video monitoring and CT scan showed no abnormalities other than the usual seizure activity. Drinking plenty of water as vimpat is processed thru the liver; have not noticed any unusual weight change.
Hope this can help anyone.