Keppra Side Effect ?

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Sam Says:
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Hi. I'm 34. I had a brAin stroke due to AVM hemmoraging last year . I got gamma knife surgery done but it takes three years for gamma to work(80percent chance that it will work. If it doesn't then I'll have to get gamma done again ). Anyway I've been on Keppra twice a day ever since (500mg twice a day). Recently I've started noticing that I feel stressed all the time . Like I have to do something very important . I get easily irritated and I can't control my emotions . I feel claustrophobic and overly burdened . The doctor mentioned that often after gamma some chemical is released in the brain that causes such symptoms n it only disappears once it completes it's cycle . He has given me meds for that .
Has anyone else experienced something like this ?

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Jerry Says:

Sam, My wife had a bilateral brain bleed stroke on 1-6-17. They put her on Keppra as a precaution for seizures. Now she also is experiencing emotional control problems and has to have all of the lights on in the house because she feels claustrophobic and has similar side effects as yours. I know your post was in 2015 are you still on Keppra? have the side effects gotten any better? or if you are off Keppra did they go away? hope all is well with you! Jerry

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Verwon Says:

Mood swings and personality changes can be a side effect of this medication, according to the NIH. If one experiences them, they should consulted their doctor, because they may need to switch to a different medication.

Has there been any change? How is everyone doing, now?

Other side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and weight changes.

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