I had a TBI surgery in December of 2014. All good until end of April, when I had my first grand mal seizure. Put on Keppra xr1500, which was ok the first 3 weeks but then I started getting strange behavioral issues. So, doc put me on lamictal xr, starting 25mg every week, titering up to 100mg. Second seizure hit 2 months later, and now I am at a point where I feel depressed and anxious, worried about that I will have horrible side effects at 200mg, which is now the new therapeutic goal. Does anyone have experience of how it effected them at this dose? I will be staying on Keppra 500mg XR until I have reached the 200mg level of Lamictal. Then we will taper it down. Just wanted to know how it has worked for everyone.
You wrote your tbi surgery was Dec. 2014, so I assume you meant Dec. 2013 - YES?
Stop worrying. Take it day to day. He's going by the book titrating you up. I have taken Lamictal but do not remember the dosage. I do remember getting off of it very easily. Stick with your doctor. You have had a horrible injury. Don't be a worry wart; be glad you are alive and functioning!
A restorative yoga class would do you wonders with your nerves and worrisome mind. It sure did me.
Lamictal is one of several anti-seizure meds. If it doesn't control your seizures, your doctor will find a drug that will. It really is a trial and error method. I don't remember having any bad side effects with Lamictal whatsoever tritrating it up or weaning off of it - all the best to you - Tony
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