I usually post on the chronic pain forum, but I've had a seizure disorder since I was 14 (I'm almost 60 now) so once in awhile check out this forum.
I'm glad your daughter is getting a complete work-up. It's good to have everything ruled out, but ultram can cause seizures. It's one of the reasons I won't take it to help with my pain. Also, you mention she was studying. Sleep deprivation can also contribute. But along with the headache everything should be looked at by a neurologist, which is what you're doing.
Your daughter may have just had a seizure, but that doesn't mean she has epilepsy or a seizure disorder. It could be other factors, including the ultram, that caused it. I don't know what type of surgery she had, but maybe that was a factor. At worst, even if the doctors do find a seizure disorder, it's good she has it diagnosed now. There are many, many medications to choose from and many people continue to live normal, productive lives. You may see a disproportionate number of problems on the forums, because people who aren't having problems probably aren't posting.
I've lived a full life. Still drive. Was a tenured professor, ran my own business, etc. My problems started a few years ago with a bad fall that had nothing to do with my epilepsy. And that led to back problems, chronic pain issues, etc. If not for that I'd never be posting here. I never had any major problems, just some long term side effects from my meds that were handled. So try not to think the worst.
Your post made me wonder what my parents thought when I had my first seizures at the breakfast table when I was 14. I remember how worried they were. Again, try to relax. It's probably not a worst case scenario.
I hope this helps some.
I just noticed you're a veteran member. If I don't respond to any future posts drop me a note on the chronic pain forum and I'll do my best to help.
Post Edited (PAlady) : 1/14/2009 10:31:44 PM (GMT-7)