Have just started taking Keppra - too early to tell if it works, has anyone else tried it? Experiences?
I’m currently taking Keppra and I think its ok. I take so many now that I can’t really tell what is doing what, but have the doctors try it and see what happens.
I’ve been on Keppra since post-op of #4 craniotomy 3/9/10. I’d been on Dilantin 20+ yrs. previously, but my Dilantin level dropped during post-op, I seized and was switched to Keppra.
Initially Keppra @ a dosage of 3000 mg daily made me feel ‘spacey,’ but mos. into my recovery I was able to decrease dosage to 1250 mg and feel much better on it.
Hope it works well for you,
I’ve been on Keppra since 2007 when I had my craniotomy because of my AVM brain bleed. I haven’t had any problem taking it, as long as I stay on the dosage the doctor ordered. I take 2 tabs - 300 MG twice a day. I was on Dilantin for one day and I was allergic to it… I have no problem with Keppra. Appartently it doesn’t make me fatigued, as I have trouble sleeping. Everyone is different, but I have no issues with Keppra.
Thanks for all that input guys. Just to say I don’t have seizures, but awful fatigue. I’m only taking the Keppra because I bumped into a guy who had a brain tumour that was causing myoclonic seizures which were causing severe fatigue. Taking Keppra got rid of his fatigue.
Dom, I have been taking Keppra for a year with no problems. I had been taking Dilantin but it made me toxic, so Keppra is good for me. Good luck!
Consensus seems to suggest that Keppra doesn’t have bad side effects which is a relief. If it dents my fatigue it will change my life.