This is my first time on here. I have been reading what everyone has to say about
Dilantin. I had a car accident in Dec. on Christmas Eve, my airbags did NOT deploy, and i ended up hitting my head very hard and was knocked unconscious. I was out for about
30 to 45 min. At the ER i had CT scans, MRI and everything looked fine. So i was released with a concussion and a back sprain. That night in my sleep i had a what was believed to be a 3-5 sec. seizure in my sleep. My sister saw it. Honestly, i didnt think to much of it. about
10 days later, i had just fell asleep and i had a big grand mal seizure and was admitted to the hospital and monitored 24 hours a day for 3 days. I had another ct and mri and an eeg. Everything was normal. Now im on 300mg of Dilantin, i cant drive for 6 months. I have a 6 year old and a 2 year old and live in fear if Im going to have another seizure. Im 28 years old and have always been completely healthy. I have been checking my Dilantin level every 3 weeks. Its gone from 22, 26.7, 16.7 to 8.7. I just had it drawn today, so we'll see what the results are in a few days. I just need some good honest advice. I need to find a way to feel positive, and live my life as it was before the accident. I dont feel like my friends and family understand. Can anyone help me out? I need some understanding about
Dilantin, and having a seizure.
Post Edited (jtm09) : 2/19/2009 7:47:35 PM (GMT-7)