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Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
4/23/2008 2:22:27 PM

Reviewer: EpilepsySux, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have partial seizures and have tried every medication on the market, all with bad results (until Keppra). Depakote caused me to get a life-threatening case of pancreatitis (so BE CAREFUL!); Lamictal caused bruising and migraines; Topamax & Tegretol didn't work; et cetera. Many of them made me lose/gain weight and lose hair. I thought all hope was lost until they put me on Keppra. I&# ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
4/19/2008 9:33:01 PM

Reviewer: stephmarie, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
since i have been on this medicine for the last 8 months i feel like a different person, everyone around me has noticed and has called me on it. my husband wants me to stop taking it. i was taking 500 then increased to 1000 then 2000, i took myself back to 500 because im going to see a different dr about it. all my current dr wants to do is give me xanax, that i will not take. MY SYMPTOMS MOODY, F ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
4/8/2008 5:14:04 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
The left side of my body kept acting up on me. I went to see my neuro doc and he put me on Keppra 500mg 2X's a day. I was VERY tired for the first month and my symptoms were not gone. He upped my dose to 750mg 2X's a day and the side effects were minimal. I sleep more, but it is better then the seizures. The downfall is that the medication is very expensive. With insurance I pay $111.00 ev ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
4/6/2008 12:18:38 PM

Reviewer: yazzy, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My doctor started me on Keppra because I do want to become pregnant someday- not sure when, and because i was gaining weight and having irregular periods. He said it is better for females and also compared to Depakote that I was taking before. I was just hospitalized last week because I had 4 seizures at home and 1 in the ER and that was in one day. I normally don't have that many seizures (no ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Simple Partial Seizures
4/3/2008 3:21:34 PM

Reviewer: bernardj, 75 or over Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
when taking this drug i find myself being very drowsy in mid to late afternoon. when reading the comments re the effectivness it says that the dr may increase the dosage so as to offset the drowsiness. i find this hard to understand. is there an explanation?

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