Life with CP

A family's story living with cerebral palsy in Chicago

Life with CP - A family's story living with cerebral palsy in Chicago

Kepp(rage)

    Jacob is on a medicine called Keppra, used to stop his myoclonic epilepsy.  Most medicines for seizures are a trial and error in kinds and amount.  We were lucky that this first one that we tried worked very well for him. However, the side effects make it questionable if the good outweighs the bad.  It makes some children irritable.  I kept telling myself that he was going through the “terrible twos”. But he was just so sensitive with what would set him off.  Asking him to do many tasks would send us into a crying fit. This was not my good little boy from before.  My neurologist suggested that vitamin B6 helps equalize the effects of the Keppra.  In online forums, this is often refferred to as Kapprage.

  He has been taking the B6 for about a month now…and I am so amazed with the results.  It’s amazing that we get through all of his therapy sessions without meltdowns.  Hopefully this helps someone else in the community. It is amazing what some of the side effects of medication can be!

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