Quoting KristaAnne:" I'm on keppra 750mg 2 x a day. Have been for 5 years. I have no weight gain from it, no weight loss. I have no side effects. I have been on depakote before and that crap sucks"
Quoting ashley♡:" I hated Depakote ER with a PASSION. The Keppra makes me sleepy when I take it, but I think it's because ... [snip!] ... I think it's because I haven't quite gotten used to it yet. I had the same thing happen to me with the Depakote (being sleepy)."
Quoting KristaAnne:" I was a zombie on depakote. I took it for epilepsy and gran maul seizures. it didn't work. Keppra works though! it doesnt make me sleepy"
Quoting ^-^ Rawr.:" I've never heard someone say that they like depakote, lol. I was only on it for a few days before I ... [snip!] ... pregnant, but I'm thinking about asking for another medication at my next appointment just because of all the horror stories."
Quoting ashley♡:" I take Keppra for OCD associated with bipolar. It's supposed to help with my migraines too (I think?) ... [snip!] ... too (I think?) but I'm not sure if it is because I've been having three to four migraines a week for the past few weeks :/"
Quoting ashley♡:" What did they have you on Depakote for, if you don't mind me asking?"
Quoting ^-^ Rawr.:" I have bi polar, OCD, panic/anxiety attacks and severe depression issues. And to add to it, I think ... [snip!] ... one shortly after starting, and just stopped taking everything. I'm actually really looking forward to my next appointment."
Quoting ashley♡:" I have panic attacks too. I hope they find something good for you to take. Try asking about Lamictal. ... [snip!] ... It's an awesome drug, I did so well on it but then I got Stevens-Johnson syndrome from it and couldn't take it anymore ."
Quoting ^-^ Rawr.:" I hope so to, though I'm also hoping to breastfeed the newb, so I haven't actually made an appointment yet. Haha. What's Stevens-Johnsons?"
Quoting ashley♡:" http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stevens-johnson-syndrome/DS00940"Oh my goodness. I can't imagine.
Quoting ^-^ Rawr.:" Oh my goodness. I can't imagine. Congrats on your BRN, btw."