Yesterday I tried Keppra for the first time. I was nervous about Keppra, because I’ve read a lot about it and personally know someone who got Keppra rage. I had talked to my doctor about this beforehand, and he assured me that if this happened we would go to a different medication.
I took my first pill with breakfast and didn’t notice anything for a while. After an hour I was extremely sleepy and could hardly hold my head up. I knew that was probably going to happen and that it might get better with time. Within another hour or two, I started getting annoyed. On days when I’m still in my pajamas for most of the day, I usually feel a little down on myself.
This wasn’t that feeling. I was very annoyed with everyone around me, and for no reason. I didn’t want anyone to talk to me and I didn’t even want my dog around me. He was spending a lot of the day sitting next to me and staring. He wouldn’t stop and that made me really annoyed.
I told everyone to just leave me alone. After this, I started feeling very depressed and down on life. This is not normal for me. With my second pill of the day, I was even more sleepy and depressed. Before I went to sleep I decided that Keppra wasn’t going to work for me.
I was surprised that it happened so quickly so I read more about it. Everywhere I read it stated that Keppra is working within 1-2 hours. So I guess it really does start working quickly. I’ve sent a message to my doctor and I imagine he’ll send a new script soon.
Drug trials are one of the things I hate most about being chronically ill. I take so many pills that I sometimes wonder if I would be better off without any of them. I know that I would have even worse pain and symptoms, but the side effects are really horrible.
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Disclaimer: I’m not a medical expert. This post contains my opinions and experiences and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. If you need medical help, please consult your personal physican.