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Re: Keppra (levetiracetam) for bipolar disorder? theo

Posted by SLS on August 16, 2005, at 8:05:38

In reply to Re: Keppra (levetiracetam) for bipolar disorder? SLS, posted by theo on August 15, 2005, at 23:31:12

Hi Theo.

I hope today finds you well.

I can't say that I feel anything positive from Keppra at 500mg that I should notice a fluctuation throughout the day. If my doctor has me increase the dosaged today, I might take it three times a day. I have to take an afternoon dose of Parnate anyway, so it is not really an added inconvenience.

I think the appearance of agressiveness would be a good thing for me. Depression leaves me feeling passive, inhibitited, and submissive.

Dexedrine (amphetamine) helps me for a few days only. Ritalin (methylphenidate) has no effect. As far as long term use is concerned, I haven't seen a trend in the reporting of irreversible side effects for Dexedrine, Adderall, or methylphenidate. Linkadge would be a good person to ask about this. To my knowledge, it is only Desoxyn (methamphetamine) that represents a hazard to the integrety of nerve terminals.

- Scott




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