Lamictal Seizure Activity, Loss of Memory, Relative Comfort, Medical Language, Metabolic Disorder
I am now taking 200mg per 6am and, since my neurologist has no idea what I have yet recommends Lamictal, I change the dosage as needed based on what I call “feeling normal”. Why does this sound like “Take two of ____ and call me in the morning”? When ... more »
I am now taking 200mg per 6am and, since my neurologist has no idea what I have yet recommends Lamictal, I change the dosage as needed based on what I call “feeling normal”. Why does this sound like “Take two of ____ and call me in the morning”? When you've had “it” for so long what is “normal” - relative comfort? My seizures are getting worse; they are erratic “glitches” that now cause words to have no meaning for 5-30 seconds with total loss of memory, then, upon going away, I am able to be the well educated and intelligent person the world says I should be.
I'm going in to UPMC's Epileptic Dept. to be monitored 4/12... to “finally find out what I have and fix it” - that's medical language in case none of you recognized it. I found out about this place by doing internet searches.
I regard there is something metabolic about these seizures only because I weigh every day within .1 of a pound, no matter what or how much I eat, and have significant fluctuations of energy, which someone long ago decided had to be Bi-polar and squelched any further search into seizure activity or a metabolic disorder – don't you just love “medical biasing”?
I agree, with those who have made entry on this site, that this med has side affects of memory and complicates or is complicated by other conditions.
If Lamictal and its generics are governed by a “therapeutic level” with no way of testing blood levels for appropriate control, why does my doctor wait for me to call as the control mechanism for adjusting levels, which is once every 6 months? To reduce the obliquity of this matter, I am changing doctors as well, probably to ones at the monitoring site. I believe the solution to this “problem” lies within me but if the doctor only looks within him/herself, how are they going to find it or even help me?
Thanks for your sharing. I do “feel” more at ease reading about the affects of our illnesses and meds.