As with most intractable seizure sufferers,  I’ve tried just about every epilepsy medication in the book.  When my doctor suggests a change in meds, the pessimist in me comes out.  Although it has potential to be a positive improvement, I think of the negatives; this could be a huge change in my mood, diet, memory, depression, anxiety, and most of all..seizures..  A change in medication may not seem daunting to some, but for me it’s a lifestyle change.  Looking at a list of all of the medications I’ve tried really puts it into perspective.  

  • Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
  • Clobazam (Onfi)
  • Lacosamide (Vimpat)
  • Lamictal (Lamictal)
  • Lorazepam (Ativan)
  • Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)
  • Perampanel (Fycompa)
  • Pregabalin (Lyrica)
  • Topiramate (Topamax)
  • Zonisamide (Zonegran)

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I’ve been dealing with Epilepsy for approximately 20 years (since my 20’s) but recently had the RNS Responsive Neurostimulation implant and have high hopes!

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  1. Thank you for swinging by the Ranch and for the follow. Wile my pet Elsa has been diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy, it is no where like what you’ve had to endure. I hope the RNS implant provides you some relief. Elsa’s meds have been reduced with the addition of CBD oil and while she still has experienced a couple of seizures, the last one only lasted 7 minutes where before they would last an hour or more. The vet thinks she’s making progress. Keep positive and know we are sending oodles of poodles healing wellness thoughts your way. 💜


      1. She’s doing great on it and I’m hoping to affiliate with Black Dog Botanicals on shop at the blog later this summer. She and I are both being rewarded, her seizures are less frequent and the pain from plantar fasciitis is finally under control. All best wishes to you and hope you are finding some relief.


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