I have been taking Keppra for quite a while now, but having seen my neuro again and said I was still getting the myoclonic jerks she decided to increase the dosage of Keppra to 1250mg morning and night. Then if the jerks had improved she would decrease the Clonazepam. I am on 3mg at night at the moment.
I start taking the full dosage of Keppra tomorrow night (1250) as you have to increase the dose very slowly. My legs are not feeling like jelly at all, they are stiff, especially after sitting down for a period of time. My legs are always cold and my feet, well I cannot stand in bare feet as it hurts to much. Having said that they don’t hurt as much as they did before I started the Keppra. I have had a side effect of mouth ulcers but not sure if it’s caused by Keppra or the fact I also have Lupus. I still walk round in circles at times, not being able to decide which way my legs want to go, but I guess that’s just parr for the course.
The jerks are less frequent now so I’m very hopeful.
My neuro did say that I can actually increase my dosage to 1500mg morning and night if things didn’t improve.
I still get very tired but I do feel better in many respects and am hoping that once my body gets used to the new dosage I won’t have to increase it any more and with luck reduce the Clonazepam.
I know Keppra is a drug used for epilepsy as I was first tested for that but it turned out to be MS. It seems to be doing the job for me. Fingers crossed.
Might be worth a try as my legs do feel stronger, not like they were.
Hope this helps, as they say nothing ventured nothing gained.