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With a doctor's consent I have weened off Levetiracetam and now am fully off after a mth long process. I am having terrible headaches (no seizures) and it is not on the site of where the benign tumor was removed. Is that a symptom of withdrawl. Will it receed?

Doctor's Assistant: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?

Yes.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No. Benign tumor removal. A year ago. Levetiracetam 500mg twice a day. Feel great off the medicine - but now headache.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Medical
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H3ello,I am Dr. Aren and I will help with your question.Withdrawal of Levetiracetram(LTCM) can cause flu like symptoms,emotional instability,headaches,bodyaches,increased sensitivity to pain ,depression and anxiety.These symptoms will gradually die down .If the headache is severe,Tylenol may be used.Rest assured,the symptoms will disappear with passage of time.

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