Posted by SLS on August 14, 2005, at 8:55:13
In reply to Re: Keppra (levetiracetam) for bipolar disorder? » SLS, posted by ed_uk on August 13, 2005, at 18:08:08
> Hi Scott :-)
> I really hope the Keppra helps. Perhaps it will have some positive cognitive effects?
> Kind regards
At 500mg / day, I'm not expecting very much. My guess is that 1000-2000mg is the range most people would find helpful to treat bipolar depression. This is still uncharted territory.
Because I have discontinued both Trileptal and Lamictal, I am deteriorating rather quickly. Psychomotor retardation and fatigue are becoming more prominent, and I doubt I will be able to function very well without either of those two drugs. I don't know whether or not to ride it out and hope that some portion of the worsening is due to rebound and will eventually be recovered. I wouldn't have hesitated continuing with the Trileptal had the eczema not continued to spread. I call it eczema for lack of a true indentification. The eruptions and dry patches do not itch and do not exude serous fluids, but they do look eczematous. All of my fingers are affected as well as my scalp and ears. Not pretty.