This was a great article, thank you so much for sharing it with us. I have epilepsy and am Bi-Polar as well. I was dxed BP long before I was with epilepsy. I can remember being depressed as far back as 9 years old and suicidial then as well. Maybe I was predisposed (sp, yall will learn quick that I can't spell :) ) to have epilepsy. Very interesting.
So, thankyou and also I wanted to give this thread a little bump!! :)
Hi babybear! This article helped me to begin putting things together for the first time in my life. (I actually cried, when I read it.)
The points that are relevant for me are:
1. A history of depression that predates the onset of seizures. I have suffered from depression my entire life and, even as a child, had to "fake" having the energy and spirit of the other children. I had my first grand mal seizure at the age of 14, though there is some evidence I was having petit mal seizures (which were not recognized to be seizures) by 7.
2. Failure to respond to medication. I have been on at least ten different anti-seizure meds during my life. None provided any relief at all from the seizures and about half increased both the frequency and the severity of the seizures.
3. Depression responding well to Prozac without increase in seizures.
The best to you, babybear!