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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 8/10/2008 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, im new at this.well i can say new at the whole seizure,dilantian thing.i can,t say that i know what a seizure is,only by what other say they experince seeing it happening to me .never knew how i would alway,s have have cuts,scrapes,wounds or black and blue's and not know how i would get them.until my 9 yr old grandson saved my life.i fell cut my head open and he got help.well from that time on all most a yr ago here i am depressed,not driveing,and so ? Is i take dilantian 100mg 5x a day i have experince heart burn alot is this a side effect,has anyone had this happen if so what can i do for it.thank you [img]/community/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]

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Nothing major, its just that we dont allow people to post in BLOCK CAPS as some people consider it rude and aggressive on the internet. All I have done is change it to Sentence case. Darren

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 8/12/2008 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   

A seizure is basically an overload of electrical impulses in the brain. Sometimes the body then loses conciousness and you drop to the floor like a stone and "twitch" (Grand Mal Epilepsy... Sounds like yours) and sometimes people just stand and stare vacantly (Petit Mal) There are other types but those are the main 2.

Dilantin is known for causing heart burn. My only thought is whether you can try taking something like Gaviscon with your meds? Might be worth checking that out. There are people on here who have taken Dilantin for a long time so they may be able to better advise you.

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 27
   Posted 10/18/2008 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   

 I am a new member and I saw your post today and a reply that you made on try2bhappy and I am having a hard time imagining that you are being turned down for both SSI and Medicare because I do consider Epilepsy and seizures whatever the reason that you have them a disability or a handicap but I have had Epilepsy a very long time. I also took Dilantin for over 10 years but I took it with other medications alot of which I am no longer on for various reasons so you might try combining it with something else like one of the newer medications and as to employement you might try Govt either State or Federal jobs supposedly they are not supposed to discriminate against people with disabilities or anything else.Also your doctor checks your level monthly because certain medications can cause things like liver damage and other kinds of damage, I know my doctor checks my level every month as well.

Good luck to you


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