Petit-mal seizures

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   Posted 8/17/2005 11:33 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi. This was originally posted back in Sept/04 but we have lots of new members now and I'm wondering if anyone can relate.

Hi from Ontario for everybody reading this post.

I've had epilepsy since 1979, controlled by meds.
I get a form of petit mal seizures that my Dr. calls "speech arrest". It only lasts a few seconds, I am aware of what is going on around me but I can't respond.
When I try to talk, my speech is slurred (more than usual).
Most people have no problem speaking but I have to concentrate to form every word. (all the time but twice as hard during a speech arrest).
Everybody thinks I'm stoned all the time.
Boy, I didn't realize that we take our speech for granted so much.

Diagnosed with epilepsy and ulcerative colitis in 1979,
Been on meds ever since.

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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 8/18/2005 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
when I first starting having fits I used to stutter when I talked. My haed knew what I wanted to say but I couldn't get it out. My eyesballs used to twitch to (kind of move backwards and forwards by themselves).
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