Holly - posted on 10/27/2008 ( 64 moms have responded )
I'm new to the group and wanted to see if anyone is having luck with anti-seizure meds.
My son had his first seizure in June and after an MRI, they found a group of abnormal cells in his brain that are causing the seizures. We have had success controlling the seizures with KEPPRA. (We know it's working because we missed a dose in July while traveling and he had a seizure that night... so we try hard to not miss it anymore - that and the doc upped the dosage).
What I'm REALLY concerned about are the side effects. The most common effects can be depression and suicidal tendencies. It's really tough to ask a 2.5 year how they are feeling. And the doctors ask us if he's himself, does he have mood swings... well, yeah! He's 2 and a half.
He's recently had trouble sleeping, waking between 4 and 5 each day. And he is very temperamental at times.
Any advice? Have others tried KEPPRA or other meds with success or worries.
Thank you for sharing here.
holly (mom of Foster and William)