real quick like, i'm generally unmedicated, suffer from partial and tonic seizures, mainly nocturnal (tonic) and it varries from month to month my control and severity. i recently went back to my neuro (whom i hate and distrust! i'm workin on a refferal) anyhoo- she put me back on epival after not being medicated for a while and symptoms creeping up on me too often for my liking. i was leary because i have a sketchy past with meds and dosages etc. but i figured i'd give it a shot.
night onew on epival- partials all through the night. hubby counted 8. next night, tonic seizure, and a bad one at that. lasted aprox 5 min and it was intense to say the least. something happent that NEVER happens with me. anyhoo, night after that, more partials. then nothing for afew days. a week to the day after starting epival again, tonic again, not as intense as the previous one, but bad enough.
night after that- partials etc.
i stopped taking the meds and i've been fine ever since...fine...well you know what i mean. it's not been coming in clusters or as intense and frequent as it did w the meds.
so....yeah....what are your thoughts/experiences with epival and neuros and meds?
i hate em! BUT i am epileptic....so it goes w/o saying being non medicated i lack the control i might be able to have. i still lead a relatively normal life, with the odd bad day where i have to be accompanied by someone .... but even that is too much for me to be bothered with. i'm too independant and other people have lives and jobs to deal with w/o having to babysit me. i wouldn't mind going on meds, if they'd not do this to me every time. if it's not seizures being induced, it's side effects like loss of memory or serious fatigue or trmmors etc.