Non-Epileptic seizures + thyroidectomy side-effects meds?

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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 8/8/2010 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I had my first seizure in 2007 on July 4th.
The  Drs thought at first it was a brain stem stroke as it shut down my body from neck down. They even told my family I probably would not make it though the night. 
 I did make it and then later that same year had to have a thyroidectomy.
Now I am on  Dilantin and Synthroid ---but am feeling really terrible all the time & having crying spells and my blood pressure has risen bad.
Anyone have suggestions or help for me?
 I feel so alone with these disorders!
I need a good support group as well.
shakehead feelng so blue

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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 9/1/2010 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I recently went through what they are calling a seizure, I do not have epilepsy but had 3 fainting spells previous to the so called seizure. Spent 2 weeks in hospital as they tried to determine if it was a seizure or stroke but neither one was for sure. They put me on 300 mg of Dilantin then upped it to 400. The episode happened 6 weeks ago but since I started the Dilantin not 1 fainting spell. My Neurologist is blaming my car accident saying a part of my brain got damaged causing seizures\
lets hope things continue as they are and the Dilantin does the job, no side affects noticed from my dosage of Dilantin though Thank God. Keep checking your thyroid med as I know if synthroid is not exactly correct it makes you feel like crap
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