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    Amy6979 posted:
    Any advice for meds for gran mal seizures. Unfortunately I have had them if I don't take my meds.. Klonopin now.. cheap & in the benzo. family for the reason I have them.. from a dr. cause Dilantin wasn't working anymore, nor Tegretol, Keppra, etc. Dr.'s giving me a hard time now for taking this but I don't have insurance and am very scared to go to E.R., which I did once to get a different RX, Librium.. then read it was a benzo.. tho doc said to wing off of it in 4 days... what??? I've been on this med. for like 5 yrs. now due to kids & a car accident & doc giving it to me. Help.. any advice would be appreciated.

    thanks,
    ~ Amy
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    BlazingTiger responded:
    Hi Amy,
    first of all any anti covulsant work differently on different people. talk with your dr. and see what he or she has to say. above all else do some research. See what is avilable your doctor and you should work as a team. find out the class of med. side effects & more.
    www.rxlist.com
    this is where i research my meds at.

    Jason
     
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    hula_dancer73 responded:
    hi amy.

    have you suggested to your docs about the newer drugs.

    I take 3 mgs of Klonopin, 600 mgs of Lamictal, and 600 mgs of Vimpat plus a device callled a VNS.

    the Vimpat is 200 mgs over the limit and the Lamictal is 200 mgs over teh limit, but it works for me.

    You can also go to www.mayoclinic.com
    They have diseases and disorders and they have drugs and other things.

    I use that to look up my drugs or go to www.efa.org

    or to www.epilepsy.com

    good sites.

    ou can get most of the info thru both those sites or at least some of it. This site has and epilepsy health center and a resourse center along with some tips.

    hope that helped some.

    hula_dancer


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