And had his 3rd seizure last night. It is single handedly the most terrifying thing I have ever witnessed. We heard from the neurologist today and she wants to put his on trileptal. Do any of you have any info on this?...good or bad?...Thanks.Answer Question
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:15 PM on Jun. 26, 2013
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Answer by Ballad at 11:57 PM on Jun. 26, 2013
Scary to witness I know. I still have the information sheet that comes with the medication. My son is hypersensitive to medications so he usually gets a lower than normal dose. He was excessively sleepy (one of the side effects) to the point he'd sleep most of the day. It made him dizzy ( again side effect) and he couldn't sit up without getting dizzy. Normal side effects but to such an extreme that he could not function. RE: reacting badly. My doctor told me this medication is usually well tolerated by many which is why we gave it a shot. One thing to watch for are the serious side effects. Understand that they are rare and you won't know until you try, but they are: Seizures can become worse or more frequent, trouble concentrating, problems with speech and language, feeling confused, problems with coordination and walking.
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:54 AM on Jun. 27, 2013
Other side effects more common are: dizziness, sleepiness, double vision, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, problems with vision, stomach pain, trembling, upset stomach, unsteadiness, rash and infections (especially in children) Laughing as I look at that because it seems redundant and the unsteadiness is also listed under the serious side effects as are sleepy and tired. I might be asking if there is something different you could try. If she really wants him on it, give it a try, but keep her informed of everything. If it doesn't agree with him I'm sure there is something else.
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:02 AM on Jun. 27, 2013