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05-22-2017, 10:08 AM
Anybody have any history with Keppra?

05-23-2017, 08:45 AM
Any pilots have unexplained seizures?
Not diagnosed with epilepsy.
A friend of mine is having some issues and can't get his class 3 medical due to being on Keppra.

05-25-2017, 07:36 AM
I'm no expert but if someone is having unexplained seizures, they are not going to get a medical certificate.

If the cause of seizure can be determined, and then controlled in a manner acceptable to the FAA, then you may have a shot.

AOPA is a good resource. Consider joining if you are not a member.

05-30-2017, 05:10 PM
Just being prescribed anti-seizure meds is a 2 year grounding from the time usage stops.

Even though a treating physician may have steered away from an epilepsy diagnosis, the FAA/AMCD considers a history of 2 more unexplainable seizures to be epilepsy.

Very bad news if they decide one has epilepsy. It's a 10 year grounding starting from the time the Airman has the seizures under control, with at least 3 years off all anti-seizure meds.

I'd say the best source of info on this would be Dr. Bruce Chien (difficult case AME in Peoria, IL). He'll discuss one's situation at no charge, and charges like $60-100 to review medical records.

It all really comes down to what's actually documented because only a convulsion in the presence of trained medical personnel can truly be labeled a 'seizure.' However if your friend has already conceded a history of seizures and has applied for a Medical and been denied, it's a hell of an uphill battle from there.

My advice would be google Dr. Chien and get in touch with him to discuss.