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Old 08-29-2010, 12:21 AM
Lisamn26 Lisamn26 is offline
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At the risk of sounding stupid here perhaps you should try to see a sleep specialist. If Keppra helps control your seizures but keeps you up all night try going to your family doctor and having him refer you to a sleep doctor. Rather than give up on the one med that helps you with your seizures it would be worth a shot. Also I'm sure your endo does this but just in case, have your thyroid autoantibodies been checked? I know doctors typically check the tsh and free t3 t4 levels but not always the thyroid autoantibodies and if they are unusually high they could be causing your insomnia also. My husbands thyroid levels kept coming back normal till he had an enlarged thyroid gland and thats when they decided to check his thyroid autoantibodies which were extremely high he had to have his thyroid removed. After his surgery he seems to be doing much better all around. Anyway I'm sorry you are having such a terrible time sleeping it seems it goes with the territory for anyone who has seizures. It's something my husband constantly struggles with but as I said before seems to be better since having his thyroid removed he hasn't felt as lethargic since. I wish you the best of luck!
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