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  • I have had epilepsy since i was a young child. i also have had to battle substance abuse disorder all of my life! i already know that certain drugs can aggravate epilepsy/ cause seizures- but does epilepsy CAUSE drug addiction? is drug addiction more prevalent in epileptics?

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  • Jo: I also had seizures since I was a baby. I was once on Dilantin, which makes you loose all your teeth, and Phenobarbital. Luckily, I still have my teeth. I then used several drugs checking them all out for SIDE EFFECTS. I was on Depakote and now have multiple cysts, kidney stone and enlarged liver. BUT, I told my DOCTOR, that I REFUSE TO TAKE THIS DRUG ANY LONGER. Then I tried "KEPPRA" for only TWO (2) MONTHS. After reading an attorney's website on Keppra where it causes Congested Heart Failure, I first went to my heart doctor and got tested, then went to my Neurologist and told him, I REFUSE TO TAKE THIS DRUG ANY LONGER. So, Jo, I went back to the OLD Phenobarbital which can be used for seizures and has been around since 1914, and I am doing GREAT. I take one morning and one night. So, I strongly suggest you get off KEPPRA, as it comes from Brussels, Belgium. President Trump will not allow any more DRUGS from other countries into the US.
    Rita at rvmcdonald@icloud.com

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