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Trisha Rose,

I too am on epilem, my doseage is 2000mg a day, the only side effects I have is muscle spasms. I agree it's up to you whether you stop your meds or not but your Dr is probably right that the seizures will be there. I would hate to stop taking mine as I still have seizures with them. Your doseage seems very low as the way they usually work out how much you take is 20 to 30mg per Kg of body weight. The listed common side effects are tiredness, hand tremors weight gain and loss of hair(which they claim is reversable). The more serious side effect which is uncommon is liver failure that function is normally monitored by your Dr with 12 monthly blood tests. If you decide to stop taking your meds make sure you ease yourself off them by say taking one every two days then three etc. I hope you make the right decision.


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