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Date Joined Aug 2003
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   Posted 4/8/2005 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I have some questions...... I have had " epilepsy" for the last 15yrs. and have just had an extensive electrode test and was monitored for 48hrs, after that was told I don't have epilepsy.
Mind you I had 6 seizures while I was there, it was on camers and the nurses had to help......
So my point is, he says that they could be due to bypolor, depression, stress, lack of sleep. He said I did not sleep the whole time I was there. I knew I was tired but I thought I slept a little. So now I have no idea what bypolor is, and have been on prosac for @ 3 months due to getting my lg intestines removed due to colitis. I know some depression is there, but to this extent???and for 15 yrs???
I am just wondering if anyone ealse has been through this?

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 4/8/2005 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Michelle . . . I'm sorry your in a quandry . . . will you continue to take the seizure meds?????

I want to welcome you to the Depression forum . . . but I'm not at all familiar with Bi-Polar. There is a Bi-Polar forum here at HealingWell and they would know the specifics of that condition.

My understanding of bi-polar is that it isn't something you do or don't do . . . it is brain chemistry and you are born that way. Some depression is like that too.

I do have a sister and brother with epilepsy. Sis has had it since childhood and brother has it as a result of a bad accident (car vs pedestrian) and he has scar tissue on his brain which causes it (traumatic epilepsy). From my understanding . . . anyone can have a seizure if their brain is brought to 'their' threshold of tollerance for brain stimulation, but beyond that I'm not too educated.

Interesting and not sure how scientific it is . . . but I recently heard that epilepsy is thought to be autoimmune. Isn't colitis autoimmune??? I'm not sure.

I would like to serve you complimentary hot tea and cookies and I hope one of the others here will have some better answers for you. But . . . do check in at the Bi-Polar forum.

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