Good afternoon all,
I randomly developed temporal lobe epilepsy in February and eventually started taking the medication Levertiracetam for this in August last year. I was asked to build up the amount over time and did this with 250mg tablets.
After increasing the dose each time, I did find for the first week or two I would experienced fatigue, confusion, forgetfulness, unable to concentrate I have been on 750mg a day for about 3 months now (x1 tablet in the morning and x2 in the evening).
I am 30 year old female, active, usually have a very high ability to multi-task and great memory, about 9 stone and healthy....well apart from this!
I thought my body was used to this 750mg dose but in the last couple of weeks I am again experiencing odd behaviours. It almost seems like I am getting ‘absent seizures’ as I totally zone off several times a day and don’t know where I just went, getting forgetful, I verbally repeat the same word twice in a sentence, struggle to write and spell – almost like a form of dyslexia, I get quite depressed/low and can feel very up or down like a flicking a switch. The more I think about it, these symptoms have been around for a while but just getting worse and worse.
I have booked an appointment next week with my doctor to discuss this, but my question to all of you with the same temporal lobe and medication – what dosage are you on? I am wondering whether I am either on too high or too low a dose…..??