Bummer!!! Your body will be exhausted from the grandmal and you're probably stressed out to the max! as well. You need to relax big time! If you don't feel better soon then don't hesitate to call your neuro to report your symptoms. That's what they are there for. I agree about the driving. You don't want anything to happen. It sucks to not be able to drive.. I haven't for almost 3 yrs ... and I know what you mean... but hang in there... don't forget to take care of yourself and eat properly. You don't want to get low blood sugar on top of all the fatigue too! ((((((BIG HUG))))))) Glenda
Michelle how are you doing now? Hoping things have calmed down.
I am ok so far today, thanks for the concern!!! It is great having you all here. I just have a lot of headaches lately and feel so out of it on these meds. I am just more spacey than usual. Definately to spacey to drive...lol
Any way, I am still here and still waiting for ins to ok the 5 day test. I will keep you posted.
lots of huggggggggggggsssssssssssssss...............................
Michelle - good luck with the insurance and the 5 day test! I hope you're feeling better. I hope your family understands the stresses your body goes through and doesn't add to your emotional stresses.
Our thoughts are always with you. Thanks for all the new friends here!
I, too, am not able to drive. I have not driven for almost 3 yrs. My neuro says He won't allow me to drive until I can go for 6 months seizure - free. It depends in where you are from and also your doctor. I depend on my family for transportation and doing it the old fashioned way - I walk or ride my bike. We used to live in the country, but due losing my job and drivers license, we actually sold our house and moved into the city so I could be closer to "civilization".
The truth is, if you drive when you are not supposed to, and you have an accident, even if the accident isn't related to your epilepsy, you could be in serious trouble. The law (and insurance companies) isn't too kind to people with restricted licenses. If I'm wrong, someone please tell me.
You have to do everything in your power to get your seizures under control as soon as possible, as soon as you do, the sooner you can get your license back. Make sure you work closely with your doctor to ensure this happens.
Good Luck!!! Glenda
I hate medical ...... I called the doc in s.f that is going to do the test, and she said they got a letter from medical denying the test because they need more test done...???? I was like what the h.. are theytalking about??? So I did some calling and they still wouldnt give me any info. So I just got a number for the docter to call. Now they sent in the request form again and we will wait. Until then my quality of life is just weird.... The meds make my seizures really weird, and I am just so not caring.... I dont know, I am trying to get on with things I just want to get off meds and if there is a chance of that I am finally willing and able to accept what I have to do to get there, you know? My family is very supporting, but sometimes I just want to be "normal"...lol if there is such a thing....lol
I also deal with a permanent ileostomy due to colitis and arthritisdue to years of meds for colitis.... so i just want my life back.....
I know I just complained alot, please be patient with me god is'nt finished with me yet.....
Thank you for being here!!!!!!
So frustrating!!! Waiting seems like forever (well, it practically it) and here you are not feeling good to boot. And you are trying to have such a good attitude on top of everything. On the hug-o-meter, I'd say you need a 10!!! If you think things aren't going fast enough with the insurance, it doesn't hurt to call them again (and again and again and again). If your doctor needs to bug them, maybe they can bug them too. Sometimes, it just takes a firm hand ( or fist).
Sorry for all the trouble that you are going thru... keep your chin up, there will be better days...We are all thinking of you. Glenda