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Aug 12, 2016 · Former dr. said petit mal seizures, new doc thinks maybe not seizures in Epilepsy & Seizures

I’ve been on 1 med or another for 40 years: Dilantin then tegretol then lamotrigine and now a combination lamotrigine (250mg/2x day) and Keppra (500mg/2x a day). The seizures were always mild. I’ve been seizure free, as far as I can tell, for at least 5 years, ever since I started the current regimen. I’ve been on medication so long I don’t know what I’d be like without it, but if I forget to take it in the morning, I move much faster through the day and get a lot more done. I would like to see if I can be weaned. My neurologist is suggesting 5 day inpatient continuous eeg (don’t know if video) test during which the medication will be reduced or stopped. I would like to know if I can function at a higher level. It takes me longer to get things done. I’m also forgetful, maybe a function of age (59) but maybe not. Is this a good reason to undergo the inpatient test? Is it possible that I am no longer seizure prone, even without the medication? Work takes all my time. Maybe I could live a fuller life. I welcome input.