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Re: John…Keppra ?

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      He slipped on a wet floor going to put his lunch in the fridge and landed on the back of his head.  (Insert image of guy slipping on a banana peel and a biggo WHOOPS.)  He had lots of neck pain, headache, body aches, etc. but he is feeling great now.  We just got back from a long walk with the dogz and his gait is much better too.  Today he must write a longish biography for his therapist.  The teacher in me is excited to read it.  I hope he will want to share.  I made him do some long division and basic algebra (which is as far as I got teaching 7th grade!)  He did well.

      The liver issue with the Dilantin is a huge, but they did not want to put him back on Keppra in the hospital in Charlotte where he lives.  He needs to see a neurologist here in FL (where he staying while he recovers) in the next week or so and I will mention the Lamictal cocktail.  I agree that not doing the EEG was the major screw up.  Keppra seems to be the medication of choice for a lot of people.  It seems that he and I always fall into the 1-3% bad risk category.  I have sadly passed that defect to my only child!

      I agree about the sun and staying out of it.  I hid for over an entire year and decided one July day in 2006 to get on my road bike and GO!  Been going ever since, couple tannish lines and got pink a few times despite best efforts. 

      Please be careful with yourself, though.  Auras are not good…I used to see them before migraines so I am well aware of that warning!  I would hate to give up caffeine!  Good Luck on tapering off.

      Take good care, K.

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