My name is Emily. I'm 20 years old and I was diagnosed in November 2005. The doctors do not know what brought on my seizures, and probably will never know. I started on Keppra, was taking a low dose, and had a second seizure while taking a shower almost exactly a month later. My dose was increased and I haven't had a seizure since. I switched to Topamax because of the extreme side effects I was getting from the Keppra.
It has been difficult adjusting to life now - between my boyfriend of 2+ years, co-works, friends, family, work, just everyday life. I feel lazy most of the time, and I hate feeling like this, because before I had Epilepsy, I was a totally different person. My life has changed so dramatically. It is hard for people around me to understand what I am going through. Probably all of you can relate to what I am talking about. It feels good to know (and I wish I didn't have to say that) that there are others who know exactly how I feel.
Also, today is exactly 6 months from my last seizure, so technically, by the state of Florida, I am allowed to drive.
Well, I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself! and if anyone every wants to talk, you can IM or e-mail me on AOL:
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