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i have posted before about my epilepsy and always felt there are others going through what I am and it will be okay. However A new strand of complication has arisen and am looking for answers. I have a month until a neurologist appointment but can't spend a month how I am at the moment.
I started keppra in December because lamotrigine didn't work and since June I have started having non epileptic attacks. I get a really hot and heavy head and so tired I feel I could fall asleep on the spot I can't concentrate on what people are saying and then suffer memory loss and confusion afterwards because people often try to move me. They leave me very tired and take a long time to recover from. I have just started A levels and while school supports me really well in the classroom they are reluctant to take me on school trips in case something happens which is a shame because I used to love the outdoors but since these non epileptic episodes I am more reluctant to do anything. Before any medication for epilepsy I could cope with the seizures very well they could be annoying but I recognised them and could recover fast and enjoy living but these are so time consuming.
any way My question is has anyone got any information about whether medication (specifically keppra) can cause people to have non epileptic attacks. Or information about people with both epilepsy and non epileptic attack disorder. I search online but It always takes me sites about how people with non epileptic attacks shouldn't take epilepsy medication, but I can't find anything that supports people or gives information about having both and why that might happen or what causes someone who had no traumatic experiences before to suddenly have a condition that occurs to people when their mind can't cooe with remembering something awful so shuts down. The only useful information I have is that people with it shouldn't give up doing all the activities they love and must relieve themselves of stress which I am finding ironic seeing as what I love is camping and trips away and I stress relieve by camping and trips away but I can't do any of these things without getting rid of the epilepsy.
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