Hi Candi, thanks for the response. I'll certainly try this. I've been using B6 in the past, but wasn't very diligent in keeping up with it.
Seizures are under control, my last seizure was in 2003. My first seizure was about 10 years before that when I was 14. Good news is that it led to a CT scan and they discovered a brain tumor. Brain tumor was removed shortly afterwards, but I was instructed to stay on meds for the next 5 years.
Started with tegretol, but it turned me into a zombie. Quickly changed over to Dilantin, but found it made me "cognitively dull". After no seizures, I weaned myself off the medication in 1999, when I went away to University. Had a seizure in 2003, and went back on Dilantin.
I learned about Keppra and changed over about a year ago. I regained my "quick wit". Appear to be some side effects from what I'm seeing though.View Thread
I have these moments when I turn into a complete A-hole. I'm normally in a grumpy/surly mood, but for no reason that I can identify. I have good job, drive a nice car, have a big house and a really great wife. These moments are followed but a brief period of lucidity, where I feel somewhat guilty, confused, remorseful and in disbelief at how nasty I can be. Guilty because I start fights with my wife over the stupidest things (I think I'm looking for confrontation). Confused because my behavior is completely at odds at what I want to accomplish (example, I love my wife, but my behaviour is making her consider leaving me. She hasn't said this, but if I was in her shoes I would be thinking the same thing).
I'm fairly introverted, so I've been moody in the past, but it usually just means I need time alone to recharge. At the risk of confusion "enhanced introversion" with KeppraRage, I wanted to send this out there to see if I can get any feedback.
Parents/friends/spouses seem really good about reaching out for help. But I haven't read many posts from people who are actually taking it. Perhaps it's because it's difficult to come to terms with this type of behaviour problem, because it means admitting that you have a behavior problem and that the rest of the world isn't stupid.
I'm hoping to catch the attention of someone who uses Keppra, introverted and confused about their extreme moodiness or behaviour.
It's tough to admit that maybe I'm just a jerk, but I haven't always been this way, and I don't want to go through life being this way. I'm accomplished professionally and academically, but I can't seem to control this moodiness.