Jenia - posted on 04/20/2010 ( 31 moms have responded )
Seriously, this is the drug from he!! for my baby :( He was on Keppra in January and it made him extremely violent and hyper active, plus he was still having seizures every 2 weeks or so. I couldn't control him at all. The Dr had us to wean him off of the Keppra and put him on Topamax and trileptal. I immediately noticed a change in his behaviors. He was calm and could actually focus on things, when he could not do that while on Keppra. Well 2 weeks ago, he came down with strep throat and bronchitis. He suffered with high fevers for 3 days (easter holiday) and then went to the clinic and got a penicillin in jection. Came home and 4 hours later he started having seizures, non stop. We took him to the ER and he was given a huge dose of Keppra and admitted for observation. He didn't have any more seizures in the 24 hours of observation, so he was admitted and we were told to continue his current meds, and he didn't need the Keppra. 2 days later, he started seizing again. Everything set him off anf he was having seizures like every 10 minutes. He was admitted again, and of course, given Keppra. This time they kept him for 3 days and on the Keppra, he didn't have any more seizures. So of course, he was discharged on Keppra in addition to his trileptal and topamax. He's taking 1.5ml of Keppra twice a day. His violent behaviors have returned. He's getting bad marks in school, he's destructive, loud, and extremely defiant. He goes into time out almost all day long. I cannot handle him while he's on Keppra and it's very frustrating to me. I called to schedule an appt with his neuro but he can't see my son until May 26th. There is no way I can make it like this for over a month! Is there anything I can call and ask of the Dr over the phone?? Anything I can try OTC? I really need help before I lose my mind...