I have been caring for my MIL for about 7 months now, she has diabetes, epilepsy and the early signs of Dementia.
Her Neurologist has just been adding new medication, upping dosages, or changing medications all with bad side effects.
Recently she just got a Neurologist Specialist for her Epilepsy. We have been told her epilepsy is medication resistant.
We have a controlled test scheduled so they can see where the seizures are coming from and look closer at her disorder but until then she is on medication.
Topiramate 400mg morning 600mg night
Lacosamide 250mg morning 300mg night
Those are the basic ones now she just stopped taking Zonisamide 50mg morning and night we changed it to just morning and as of Weds she is not longer taking it. This is the one we saw the most side effects with. Very moody and very tired. I am wondering if it is the change of it being out of her system that is making her so tired now. She is also very uncomfortable all of the sudden in the chair she sits in every day. I have consulted her doctor.
Her newest med is Levetiraceram currently 250mg morning and night started with jugs morning for a week slowly building up by 250mg until she gets to 1000mg morning and night.
Has anyone else see side effects with these medications? Not sure if anyone here has someone on them but thought it might be worth a try....
Also, sleeping medication Temazepam can be really bad for epileptics. I just wanted to state that because we just found out!
Please let me know if anyone has seen anything.