... I wouldn't stress on 500mg/day of Keppra. I'm taking 5000mg!! 3000 is considered max (but there really isn't a maximum). I think the doc wants to make sure you will not have seizures before reducing them. Just to be safe.
After I had a brain surgery that got rid of my seizures, they in fact added a med for a month for an extra layer of protection, so they had me on 4... (4 replies)
... y seizures almost exactly. I've only had 8 gran mal seizures since they started in Oct. 2001. In my opinion, I have 2 major triggers for my gran mal seizures. Stress and lack of oxygen. ... (3 replies)
... may have had a drop seizure in middle school. ... (2 replies)
... Whew! You have a lot going on, poor thing. It must be so frustrating.
I'm not a doctor, and it sounds like you've seen the proper ones based on your symptons. Remember, a normal EEG doesn't show whether or not you have Epilepsy. Keep a journal and jot down anytime you feel "funky." JOurnals help docs immensly.
Due to your family history w/the heart, it can't hurt to have... (5 replies)
... Most people don't die from seziures: I started having seziures when I was 6 and continued through out my teen years. Almost 2 years ago I went to a new dr for what I thought was anexity. My heart felt funny at times so I thought it was stress. He did a ekg just in case. It came back abnormal. I was sent to a heart DR where I found out I had a genetic heart condition... (11 replies)
... Until you can have some tests run, try to remain as stress free as possible and get plenty of sleep. Keep your sleep patterns even. ... (1 replies)
... My sister just had a seizure at age 61. She's never had one before. She was on an airplane and felt hot and dizzy. Then she was out. ... (3 replies)
... So Im not taking anything but have eliminated some stress from my life and I have had no further seizures. I did have a very strange nightmare one night...I rarely have bad dreams.... ... (5 replies)
... katytxmom: How old are you? It is very possible these are seizures. It sounds like either simple partial or complex partial. Take a look at what you're eating. Foods with MSG, Soy, gluten and nitrates can trigger seizures. See if you can get to an endocrinologist and get your hormones checked. Soy is a phytoestrogen and messes with your estrogen levels. I have seizures... (4 replies)
... ng a woman my problems are related to estrogen dominance. Hormones control your brain more than you know. It's the same thing with people that have migraines. Seizure meds are prescribed for migraines. ... (6 replies)
... sometimes every three or four weeks. I had 5 seizure weekly. After all the usual tests, epilespy was ruled out. I had blood work, CT scans, ECG, normal neurological exam, normal electrolites and an EEG etc. ... (6 replies)
... My last seizure was in 2000 and was only brought on due to tremendous stress. Before that I was seizure free for many years as well. ... (0 replies)
... Having seizure aches and fuzzy head a week after is not uncommon. ... (7 replies)
... You're lucky you didn't get in an accident. That happened to me 2 years ago and I totaled my car and now I can't drive until I'm 6 mo. seizure free. ... (7 replies)
... They're nothing to fool with and be careful if you're driving. I wasn't and totalled my car and now I can't drive until I'm 6 mo. seizure free. Meds don't work for me. ... (2 replies)
... eizures occur under the same conditions every time the few have happened, you can't point the finger to anything specific. Possible if they all occurred in high stress situations, or times sleep was lacking. ... (4 replies)
... I want to think it's some type of seizure but I don't know if it's really a seizure? ... (3 replies)
... You might need to be put on seizure meds to see if they can get these under control. Be careful if you're driving. ... (3 replies)
... tired I briefly rest my head on my computer desk, or sometimes I end up falling asleep in my chair. What follows is somewhat odd , not sure if it's an epileptic seizure or what.. it starts off when I start feeling a weird sensation throughout my arms, legs, chest, etc. almost like an uncontrollable energized sensation.. ... (3 replies)
... clonic seizure what ever that meant at the time, I was in shock, he said I might have another one but if I don't then I didn't need to have medication. ... (5 replies)