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    hula_dancer73 posted:
    how come when you take AEDs you get wiped out from them?

    I take Vimpat at 8 am, noon, 4 pm and 8 pm.

    When I take the first Vimpat it wipes me out. Then I throw the rest of my other meds from other problems in there around 10 30 am.

    Why do they slow you down?

    Every thing I do is slow. I drag along all the time.

    Vimpat is a class V controlled substance as well.

    I sleep alot as well.

    I am on the mainland right now I see my TMJ doc Monday and then then my neuro and surgeon on Tuesday, then go back to Honolulu.

    anthonybrownii responded:
    It is one of the most common side effects of any AED and the main thing I try to do is take it and do busy things for the first half hour after to give me a fighting chance to fight the drowsiness.
    clarinet2 responded:
    I just spoke with a doctor of pharmacy and asked this question. Because anti seizure medications effect the central nervous system by slowing it down which then can make us tired.

    I agree with keeping busy after taking the medication.
    dancer86442 responded:
    Hi Nancy,

    Well, you already know that Pheno's do me the same. But, I gotta agree w/ Anthony & Clarinet. The Road trip I just returned from. Well, 3 weeks on the road & only 2 naps. Both Short compared to usual & now that I am back home, well, I am trying ways to avoid my naps! Gardening, cleaning, etc. I wanna start collecting small rocks to polish & start making jewelry again. I think that would keep me Busy. If not, well, I will figure out another way to keep me occupied. Maybe take up knitting or crocheting. Yeah Rite. HEHE! Love you & Lots of Hugs.

    Love Candi

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