Lamictal, Keppra, Clonazepam for a 51-year old woman
Summary: 20 female patients aged 51 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.
This is a personalized study for a 51 year old female patient who has Epilepsy. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.
What are the drugs
Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (view latest outcomes from 40,593 users)
Keppra has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Keppra 21,210 users)
Clonazepam has active ingredients of clonazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Clonazepam 41,274 users)
What are the conditions
Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) can be treated by Lamictal, Keppra, Dilantin, Tegretol, Lamotrigine, Carbamazepine. (latest reports from Epilepsy 37,206 patients)
On Nov, 20, 2014: 20 females aged 49 (±5) who take Lamictal, Keppra, Clonazepam are studied
Information of the patient in this study:
- Lamictal (lamotrigine): used for 10+ years
- Keppra (levetiracetam): used for 10+ years
- Clonazepam (clonazepam): used for 10+ years
Comments from or about the patient: I am 49 years old. Can the long term effects of Lamictal, Keppra, Clonazepam cause fibromyalgia, restless leg syndrome, and neuropathy? I used to take Tegretol for over 20 years and Dilantin (for 7 years starting at age 9. Could Dilantin and Tegretol have caused these problems?
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Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Lamictal is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||100.00%|
(2 of 2 people)
|Keppra is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||100.00%|
(2 of 2 people)
|Clonazepam is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||100.00%|
(2 of 2 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|n/a||Gastric Ulcer Haemorrhage (bleeding ulcer of stomach)||Gastric Ulcer Haemorrhage (bleeding ulcer of stomach)||n/a||n/a||n/a||Aches - Leg (leg pain)||Rash (redness)|
|Infection||Infection||Burning Eyes||Asthenia (weakness)|
|Irritability||Irritability||Restless Leg Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs)||Arthralgia (joint pain)|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||Inflammation||Dizziness|
|Food Intolerance (inability to have food)||Food Intolerance (inability to have food)||Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)||Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)|
|Diarrhoea||Diarrhoea||Peripheral Neuropathy (damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system)||Insomnia (sleeplessness)|
|Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)||Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)||Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)|
|Blood Urine Present||Blood Urine Present||Migraine (headache)|
|Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)||Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)||Diarrhoea|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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I am a 48 yr old female diagnosed with PTSD, bipolar 2, BPD, histrionic suicidal idealation and a mess!!!
Things were going well in therapy and with my Dr. over the past 2 years on the above "cocktail" MINUS the Latuda and Lexapro.
I have had 3 very serious suicide attempts, all prior to the Tegretol /Prozac regime.
I do not want to change meds! Prior to the Tegretol, Klonopin , Lamictal , Prozac, Trazodone routine, I had made 3 very serious suicide attempts. The last leaving me with liver and kidney disease.
I've recently been left with two tragic yet situational on sets. So against my desire, I agreed to omit Prozac and replace with Lexapro and add Latuda, replacing Tegretol.
I have not been this unbalanced for YEARS! I know my triggers with suicide and believe that is the only reason I'm still alive. I HAD NOT THOUGHT ABOUT suicide for EIGHT YEARS!
Crying all the time, don't eat or sleep for sometimes, up to four days! I'm so tired, I just cry more from frustration of not being able to sleep.
I see my therapist tomorrow, but am on the "call" list for my Dr.
With the holidays among us, I do not nor do I think I can make it on these meds.
Can you PLEASE TELL ME if you know and I wasn't told, the, if any benefits will come forth? I know we are all different and I do trust my Md. Just not this time. Please, please help. Thank you.
I take the following doses of the above listed meds: vyvanse 70mg duloxetine 60mg klonopin 1mg 3xday as needed, levothyroxin 100mcg lamicatal 200 mg. My PCP suspects seratonin syndrome as I have all of the symptoms. Daily, I constantly get an electrical shock feeling in my brain when moving my eyes. Please help me.
Bethany on Nov, 8, 2014:
I am 21 female and just graduated college and getting off of vyvanse was the best thing I ever did. No joke. So many problems came from it. Im back on adderral now but if problems persist with adderral try concerta. They will try to give strattera instead but that just makes me tired it doesnt help me focus it just makes me nap. Just my opinion.
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- Lamictal for Epilepsy reported by 373 people (updated 3 hours ago)
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- Clonazepam for Epilepsy reported by 11 people (updated 2 days ago)
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- Epilepsy (48 drugs in 2,395 reports) (updated 3 hours ago)
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