This is from the Web site for Keppra, an antiepileptic:
keppra.com/pc/about_keppra/h … _works.asp
I encourage people to watch it. It’s a 4-minute video about Keppra. It’s very interesting to me, because the way it describes what happens with epilepsy actually sounds like a fairly good description of what might be happening during MAV.
Keppra, aka levetiracetam, may well have some use in treatment of MAV. One site says that Keppra is unique in that it appears to have an effect on “collective neuronal responses, rather than on single neuron activity.” Dr. Hain and Dr. Cherchi say that “the data supporting its use [in migraine prevention] are emerging.”
I have a younger brother who had seizures for a few years and went through 8 medicines unsuccessfully and then had seizures stop within a day or two after he began Keppra. I strongly suspect there may be some epilepsy-like electrical / neuron-related disturbance in MAV. In a way, MAV makes me think of an unusual, constant seizure.
I plan to ask Dr. Hain to give Keppra a try on me. His site says he prescribes it occasionally for migraine prevention. I think it just might do something!