I was put onto Epilim on December 2013, after the wild 'electric shock' episodes I was having with Lamictal, which would happen just before I went to sleep, it did not hurt at the time, and the severity would seemingly be random. Sometimes being thrown out of the bed, even twice in one night! A large bright flash inside the head, which was not painful, but then now awake, my heart rate would now be very high, rather groggy by the experience, dull pain on the left side of the head beside left eye and vein down to the neck on the left hand side, eyesight especially left eye affected, balance when getting up very bad, light headed, still after half hour slight dull pain on left side of head still there but lessened. I did not have any more of these 'shocks'. I was on Epilim for three years, taken off because of Parkinson's disease, side effects, [shaking], and then onto Fycompa, [all this time still being partnered with the Lamictal], which I was taken off September 2017, because of bad side effects, of Fycompa, now just on Lamictal, then again I had one of these 'electric shock' episodes. Even two days later the left hand side of my face especially just above my left eye was slightly numb. I am now currently in the process of being nurtured onto Vimpat until February 2018. Yes I did have what they call the 'classic' stroke in March 2008.