I zone out sometimes. I'm not mentally uncapable, I know I'm atleast fairly smart..I've been tested & my mental ability isn't very high- & I'm wondering if this med could have anything to do with it? I've been taking it for years-so it would have had enough time to have an effect on my brain. My neuro said that the side effects usually get better in time, but not for me. I'm constantly tired. It's hard to even complete small tasks around the house sometimes because I'm so tired. I have almost no energy. Is any of this normal? It can be discouraging & draining not knowing why I feel like this constantly..but I know I will be ok, God will get me through. If anyone has any answers, I would oh so appreciate it. Thanks! :)
Hello emilyallision. I am not a doctor so what I suugest comes from a layman's point of view. The fatique is a common side effect to taking Zonisamide. Up to 8% of users experience tiredness. The memory, concentration I believe is a serious side effect to taking the drug. I went to three sources that I use and they came up with the same common conclusion. Your neuro suggests that they will dissapate and ease up.. I really feel doubt. I hope that for you that they certainly will. I believe the medication is causing you your difficulties. Hopefully other members might offer you thier thoughts and opinion. Regards and best wishes, pledge
emilyallison... I know it's the better part of 2 years since this post but I am experiencing the same (severe) side effects you did from zonisamide. I am so tired of not feeling well. My doctor, well... let's just say I'm looking for a new one. Can you please tell me how you're situation has progressed over the last two years? Did you find answers? Thank you so much for your time. TJ
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