Has anyone changed meds from tegreto to Keppra. My neuro wants to change me to this because I am always tired on tegretol yet my seizures r under control. Anyone on Keppra not tired and do u c a difference using this. I am not sure if I want to change or not.
i have been on many anti seizure drugs over the years... am middle aged now. i feel tired when on tegretol but less tired than when on other drugs, so tegretol is my first choice. not familiar with keppra. when i began taking tegretol i felt so much better and have had no seizures since... approximately 25 years on the drug. i take brand name and not generic. i also take klonopin with the tegretol which i attribute most of the tiredness to.
i take tegretol cr (1000 mg) and keppra (5000 mg) , i only started having side effect with Keppra above 3000 mg (falling asleep more easily during the day and sleep longer at night). Keppra has more effect on the severity of the seizure. It was only since i started using keppra that i didn't loose consciousness anymore when having a seizure and they are shorter (only 7 minutes from start to finish). they gave me an extra 1000mg keppra when the last bloodtest showed a sharp drop of concentration of tegretol CR in my blood without any forgotten medication and over a period of 2 months. The drop was nearly 50%, from 8.6 mg/l to 4.6 mg/l.
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