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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 9/17/2008 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   

I have been reading your forum latley and decided to join up. I was diagnosed with epelipsy when I was 6. I am now in my 50's.
The medicines I take are Meberal - 100 mg x 3  and Zarontin 100 mgs x 2. I used to take Diamox but somehow got myself off that one when I was pregnant. I Have not been able to take it again due to side effects it causes me.
I have been "grand mal" seizure free for over 15 years now. I still have some "petit mal" seizures but only if I have a restless night or not enough sleep.
My eeg's and mri's come back completley normal. Drs used to try to induce you to have seizures and never had one. I can remember a time when they gave me sleeping medicine and then kept me awake. Never had one! Boy did i trick them! ha.. anyway, they said mine were DEEP seizures and not recordable.

I have lived with this for all of my life and sometimes wish I didn't take the medicien, but at the same time scared not to. I dont want to start all over again.
I have one son and a good marriage. My sister also suffers from Epilepsy - petit mals. My son as well has had Grand Mal and Petit Mal seizures. No one else in the family suffers from it. I am inclined (despite my history) to believe that its not genetic. I know, i sound crazy.
Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and let you know a bit about me.
Meberal - 100 mg x 3
Zarontin - 250 mg x 2

New Member

Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 9/20/2008 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, Ive only had about 10 grand mals. I have the right meds now. Grand mals really mess up a good day!!! They hurt like hell also.
Im 50 yrs old also. Started having seizures in 2001 out of the blue. Broke a couple bones hitting the concrete. Hope all goes well with you and your family!

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 2408
   Posted 9/21/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there and Welcome to HealingWell!!!

Im really glad that you have decided to join up with us. We are a great bunch here and although it is one of the more quiet forums we are really friendly and we all help support each other.

Thanks for your introduction and I hope to hear more from you soon!!!

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 9/22/2008 5:04 PM (GMT 0)   
Your right about Grand Mals messing up a day! I used to have them at night. I do however remember the ones I had during the day..Man talk about messing a day up! At least at night all you have to do is go back to sleep! :)

Thanks for the warm welcome Darren & Tom
Meberal - 100 mg x 3
Zarontin - 250 mg x 2

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