Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for your question...
Epival (Sodium Valproate
) and Tegritol (Carbamazepine
) are both anti-epileptics and you seem to be on an adequate dosage of both. Clobazam is also an anti-epileptic medication which is usually used as an adjunct to other medication in case of resistant seizures
, especially of the complex partial type. It is sometimes used as an anti-anxiety medication
also. Nexito (Escitalopram) is an anti-depressant medication.
Now, your difficulty in concentration could be due to different reasons. Recurrent seizures, epsecially if you are skipping medicines often, can be one reason. The anti-epileptic medication, especially as you are on a combination, can sometimes have side effects like concentration and memory difficulties, drowsiness
, etc. It is also likely that you may be having some depressive symptoms, which may be the reason you doctor has put you on an anti-depressant. Depression and stress can also be a cause for your difficulty in concentration.
What I would suggest is that you should be absolutely regular on your medication and never skip a dose. Also, discuss with your doctor about your problem, to see if any dose adjustments are required - may be, shifting a majority of your doses to the night. If you are feeling very stressed out or depressed, then it would help to talk to someone, may be a psychiatrist
, and to learn relaxation / stress management
All the best.
- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar