Keppra Depression?

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Kelly Says:

Hi. I'm Kelly. I had severe head injury 23 years ago; was in coma for a month and half and had 15% permanent disability. I've always gotten very confused pretty easily but it's gotten much worse. I'm supervisor at drug store and at end of night I am to calculate and record financial information. I took $6,000 back to office and totally forgot to count it. Just left it lying on desk scattered out and I don't remember doing it. Or not doing it. It kills me to think of the morning supervisor walking into office and finding all of that. That prompted me to make an appointment w/Neurologist. I've had these feelings of zoning out; it's weird and can't explain it. So, she put me on Keppra. It is absolutely horrible. I'm taking 1500 mg a day. I've been on it for about a month and I'm so tired and just so sad. If the "episodes" were seizures (she doesn't know for sure I don't imagine) they didn't happen enough to warrant feeling like this everyday. Does this feeling last forever or does it go away after time? At this rate, I want to call my neurologist and ask her to ween me off of it.

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Verwon Says:

If you've been taking it for a month, then the side effects should have hit their peak and started to taper off by now. If you are still experiencing these issues, then it likely just isn't the right medication for you.

Learn more Keppra details here.

So yes, you probably should call your neurologist and talk to them about it.

How many similar instances have you had?

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Kelly Says:

Hi. Thanks for your reply. Actually, I did call my doctor. She put me back down to 2 twice a day and that seems to do much better. I'm a pretty small person, 5ft tall and 105 pounds, and she said 3 twice a day was just too much for me. Two twice a day keeps my mind calm and stable so I'm fine with it!

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