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Re: Lamotrigine

Posted by Solstice on March 3, 2012, at 0:00:38

In reply to Lamotrigine, posted by malou on March 2, 2012, at 20:37:49

Hi Malou - Welcome

> Yup to amnesia. Been on Lamotrigine for 10yrs or so for seizures. I kept havin' 'em anyway so they just upped the dosage over and over.

What kind of seizures do you have?

Do you see a neurologist for treatment?

Has the Lamictal provided relief at all?

> Memory got worse and worse. I noticed a big difference with the last increase. Suddenly I'm droppin' stuff, running into walls not to mention way worse amnesia. I was just gonna quit.

It's hard to know whether these symptoms are due to the seizures, or the Lamictal.

> I was switched (gonna be gradual) to Levetiracetam. I think they donno what they're doing. Any ideas about it?

Did they tell you why they are switching to Keppra?

> One seizure was so bad I woke up with NO memory at all. Total erasure. Couldn't walk, never heard a bird tweet, wide-eyed and wondering what conciousness was. 2nd day I walked out to the huge blue thing outside. When I opened its door-I was amazed--->all those knobs, dials and pedals!!! WOW!! had no idea what it was(my LandCruiser) I went back inside. I was even a poet for a coupla daze till I remembered I wasn't a poet!

Sleepygirl is right - your description sounds very much like Jamais vu. Associated with a partial seizure, it wouldn't typically last for two days... unless you are in non-convulsive status epilepticus. Complex partial seizures can include post-ictal confusion.

Hopefully the Keppra will provide you relief. You should be under the care of a neurologist who will do EEG's (hopefully a 24-hr ambulatory) to evaluate the effectiveness of Keppra in controlling your seizures.





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