Monday, November 30, 2009

Blurred Vision

I started taking a higher dose of Vimpat 300 mg twice a day this weekend. I did not seem to have any problems on Sunday, but this morning I have had a few instances where I was dizzy or had blurred vision. I am not sure if it is from the medicine, but those are some of the reported side effects. I will keep monitoring to see what happens. My Depakote is down to 250 mg twice a day. We shall see what happens.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Vimpat 200 Mg

Today is my first day taking 200 Mg of Vimpat twice a day. I am being especially wary of any of the possible know side effects, such as blurred vision or dizzyness. It has been two hours since my first dose. No sign of issues yet.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Petite Mal Seizure

I started getting hot while eating lunch today and had a short petite mal seizure. I quickly activated my VNS, drank some cold soda, and took off my coat. I am feeling better now. I had not taken my lunch meds yet, so I took those too.

Friday, October 23, 2009

5 Days on Vimpat

I've been on the Vimpat for 5 days now. So far no side-effects or allergic reactions. Granted, this is at the lowest dosage of 50mg 2 times a day. Still, a good sign...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vimpat - Day One

I have decided, after speaking with my Dr., to try a new medication for epilepsy called Vimpat. I began taking a very low dose on Monday. Hopefully I will be able to use it in place of the Depakote that I take now. We shall see.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Another Living With Epilepsy

I found another epilepsy blog today that cronicles a young child's experience with epilepsy. A pretty good read.