Increased seizure risk, but not too much. Yes, yendi's driving.
No more Keppra EVER.
*pant* *pant* 'k.
Since I had a seizure at 300mg/day of Lamictal and was nonfunctional at 350mg/day, we're going to aim for the obvious - 325. If that ain't working, we try something else.
Frankly? That ain't gonna work. Because I wasn't free and clear at 300, side-effect-wise. I was only starting to get to that concentrating-enough-to-drive-15-minutes thing when I was at 300. Must go back through LJ and dig up a side-effect timeline.
But the Keppra? Fuck a gradual downgrade. It's over. It is the hell out of here.
What drives me a little crazy is that they pussyfoot around prescribing different drugs for one reason and one reason only:
I am a woman of childbearing age.
These are the drugs that have the fewest effects on a developing baby.
I cannot seem to make it clear to these people that I do not want a baby. And that if I decide I would like one, I will tell them. But I do not foresee that happening. Seriously.
We're watching my weight very closely; that's the most important variable right now.
I actually, according to their office scale... gained a pound. Awesome!
Except, y'know, that was on Keppra. And Lamictal is what caused the weight loss. And I'm going back up on Lamictal.
Give it time. I'm sure if I hit 80 they'll try something new. *eyeroll*
But anyway, yeah. Most important thing is that I'm off Keppra, and that I'm with someone who understands that weight loss is a side effect, agrees that we need to watch that closely, and can see me when I need to be seen.
I'll try the Lamictal at 325. But y'know - I was still losing weight at 300. So I think we may have to switch on that basis alone.
But I am perfectly willing to try. Because it seems like she'll listen, albeit reluctantly, if I find this unworkable.
I also got my blood levels done. Fuckin' OW. I'm actually going to call back in a week or two just to see what my lamotrigine levels are. I'm just curious. Nw Doc was just as puzzled at I was regarding the ludicrous fluctuation last time I had my blood levels checked. Whee!
Okay. Going to go eat dinner. And take my Lamictal. And *no fucking Keppra*.