Sunday, December 2, 2007

Zonegran wean

After talking to Reagan's epileptologist, we agreed to wean her off the Zonegran (a 6 week process). She was still having ~30 individual startles a day, so we thought maybe the Zonegran wasn't doing anything. We were wrong. Once we got her down to about 2 pills, we noticed she was a lot more animated, had more energy & better head control, & babbled a lot more. So it was obviously keeping her in a "drugged-up" state. When we got her down to 1 pill, we noticed her startles doubled in number. So drug-free obviously wasn't an option, but we also didn't want her back on the Zonegran being drugged, it was just a matter of deciding which AED to try next.

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