Hi there - Just wanted to introduce myself and ask a question or two!

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Deb'sSky
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 8/3/2006 1:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there:
 
I have been lurking for awhile, thought I would introduce myself!  My name is Deb, BTW.  Hope all of you are doing well.
 
I have a few questions about my mother.  She has what they call Simple Seizures.  She has been on Neurontin for quite sometime, then she had a few more seizures and they added Dilantin.  Now they are in ther midst of switching her Dilantin to Lamictal.  I was wondering what side effects these meds have.  She has been almost glued to her bed, walks around like she is drunk and talks that way too.  confused    She has totally lost her appetite and can't find her words very easily.  She has been on the Dilantin for a month now and the Lamictal for about two weeks.  Is all this stuff normal?  I worry about her on a daily basis and don't wanna leave her alone to even go to work. sad
 
Also, today she had three seizures and they wiped her out.  They are all located in the right side of her face, but I noticed after she came out of them that she seemed to have some kind of paralysis on that side and couldn't talk quite right for some time.  Is this also normal?
 
Any insight you could give me I would forever grateful for.
 
Thanks everyone and take good care,
Deborah

Rogue
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 8/3/2006 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
When I started Lamictal, I remember the worst part was feeling like I was drunk. I'd stagger around the house, feeling really confused and frustrated. It took a couple weeks before that went away, but out of the five meds I've tried, it's worked best so far.

Deb'sSky
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 8/4/2006 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mandi and Rogue:

Thanks for your replies! In answer to your question Mandi, my Mom has had a whole bevy of tests. she is currently in the hospital right now trying to get them all straightened out and she was also dehydrated because of her lack of appetite etc. She is feeling better today, but she gets to stay the weekend..........sucks huh?! sad
Again, thanks to you and Rogue for shedding some light on things for me. I guess I am just a bit of a spazz cuz this is all new to me.

Cheers, cool Deb

Rogue
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 65
   Posted 8/5/2006 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Definately sucks.  sad

Most of us are spazzes in one way or another . . . tongue    Just hang in there.  You and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers.


~Heidi Hope~
 
 
"For I know the plans I have for you", says the Lord.  "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you.  Plans to give you Hope & a Future."
Jeremiah 29:11

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