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Some of us have been on Keppra or its generic equivalent (I myself am one) for a long time, one of its possible psychological side effects is uncontrollable anger or rage, I'm one of the lucky ones I guess, but what about you ?

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Ive been on keppra for 3-4 years  i have never had this rage people talk about my patients level is down a little but  nothing like i hear from other people and im on 2000mg morning and night and they dont go any higher so i guess its not going to, It does have me meditating and taking a breather more often and also drowsy, so i guess it works a little on my patients but no RAGE

I don't know if I am the person to ask about my own rage. I asked my wife about my own rage. She says that she doesn't think I rage at all and that I have never raged in the twelve years that she has known me. This is not to say that I handle anger well, I just hide my emotions, in much the same way I tried to hide having epilepsy. Sometimes, I might twitch a little and anger jumps out, but not as rage.

 

Perhaps we could define RAGE a little more.

 

bf

I could not handle the rage part and the total loss of patients. This drug is not for me. I'm in the process of getting off Keppra. Hopfully Lamictal is more my speed!! Good luck to all Keppra users!

I am on Lamictal. I have noticed my temper is not that great. It could be a # of things. THe meds.trying to get on Disability,being beaten up by a drunk X neighbor and reliving it right now. Friends who think I have a attitude when I get mad. They don't understandwhat I am going through.

Or a combination.

I hope you calm down and relax.

Let me know

 

My Neurologist has me on Keppra.  I am told that I have a short temper.  Rage comes out when I feel undue stress.
Keppra makes me crazy! I am being weaned off of it and cannot wait until I am done with it. I could actually kill someone. My husband has threatenen to leave but I can't help the anger, rage and violent thoughts while on it. Hopefully, I will live long enough to survive until I am off of it in 5 weeks. It makes me crazy.
I have been moody but I just thought it was just me going through a stressfull time in my life. I don't know about any other side effects that Keppra may cause.
Yes, it's a wicked drug, and I'd be off it if I could, something else to talk to Doc Penovich about next appointment (in June of 2012).

I can't wait to get off Keppra. Sometimes my fits of rage are so bad. Since I started to take Lamictal my rage issues are getting better. Like Carol in feew more weeks I will be off keppra completely. I think My friends and Family will like me better. I hope People have been keeping away from me. ( Hope I don't smell or anything else?)   ;)

 

Hi there, I just got onto Kappra and am a little bit on edge but nothing crazy although, I feel a little hot tempered at times.  The one thing I am frustrated at is the lack of concern from the doctors and the social work from Cornell Presbyterian.  They are great when it comes to the medical part but have no concert for my feelings. In fact the social worker asked me if I  had spoken to anyone when I was with her.  Is that not what I made an appointment with her about???

I am going though the continual change of meds right now and feel that since they have no idea what it is like the simply have no empathy at all.  Does anyone share this feeling?  I am so annoyed with them all!

 

Were any of you told that Keppra would benefit your mood? 

 

Have any of you see advertisements about Keppra helping your mood or other issues? 

I think what I meant was uncontrollable anger for no apparent reason, lashing out verbally or physically because you can't help yourself



bryan farley said:

I don't know if I am the person to ask about my own rage. I asked my wife about my own rage. She says that she doesn't think I rage at all and that I have never raged in the twelve years that she has known me. This is not to say that I handle anger well, I just hide my emotions, in much the same way I tried to hide having epilepsy. Sometimes, I might twitch a little and anger jumps out, but not as rage.

 

Perhaps we could define RAGE a little more.

 

bf

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