Thanks for the reply MandiAnn. Yes, my epilepsy is pretty much under control, but having a seizure, as you know, isn't the prettiest sight (my wife really hate seeing me go through this), and it is TERRIBLE for your body. I've noticed that as I get older and older it takes longer for my body to recover from a seizure. Plus, I've also noticed my memory slipping, which will only get gradually worse if I keep having seizures. I've been told that the meds along with the seizures can cause memory loss. This is a BIG CONCERN for me considering I make my living as an engineer.
I've tried to find alternative solutions to this problem instead of taking meds, but so far, nothing that I feel would really work. It really is interesting some of the things that I've read, and it would astound you at how much the doctors really don't know. I've had a slew of EEGs and MRIs, but still the cause of the epilepsy is unknown. Fortunuately, I do know what has triggered the last two seizures I've had, so I'm happy about that. But not happy about taking the meds.....right now, I can't drive and that is a HUGE damper in the family life.
I'm trying to find another neurologist who can deal with their patients medically as well as allopathically. Finding one seems like looking for a needle in a haystack! If anyone can help in this area, please write back. I would appreciate hearing from you.
Post Edited (TonyL) : 10/5/2005 11:46:24 AM (GMT-6)
I had my first seizure when I was 17 (I'm now 39). I had my wisdom teeth pulled (all of them!), and it was a MAJOR ordeal. They weren't sure why I had the seizure, but it was a tonic-clonic one, and scared my mom to death! My next one was 4 months later on Christmas. Ever since then, I've been on meds.
I've heard there is a link between seizure and dental work. Has anyone heard of this???