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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 10/27/2005 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
My name is Amy im 18 years old i live in upper michigan.

I have had seizures for 4 years and its been really hard i have been taken off meds and put on new meds cuz those meds didn't work its driving me crazy ahhhhhhhhhh sad im always tired some nights i cry myself to sleep the doctor said theres a small part of my brain missing and thats what causing my seizures i have had them all my life but they took along to to show up and i just started having them full blown 4 years ago i have many EEGs and couple MRIs

I see my doctor once a month or every two weeks and im always giving blood im sick of it but i have to do it

I could use some prayers please

I Have Had Seizures For 4 Years

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Date Joined Sep 2004
Total Posts : 775
   Posted 10/28/2005 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Amy.
Welcome to Healing well. I am glad that you found us. There are alot of really nice people from all over here on this forum. I have learned so much from everyone here. Being sticked every 2 weeks aren't fun. Do you have seizure control right now? Hope you are well and Take care, Tracy
 25 years old
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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 10/29/2005 4:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Amy (and all),

I'm new to the forum too. I was diagnosed 32 years ago as a teenager, too. My doctors could never find anything wrong on my eeg's or cat's. I know what it's like to be on meds, off meds, on meds, off meds. Only when I say OFF meds, I mean nothing. My doctors took me off all AED's when my husband and I were trying to have a baby, and put me back on again after we decided to just go ahead and adopt. (No, it wasn't the meds messing me up, but familial history.

Once I was back on, I was on for another 8 years, till the family doc decided, in light of clean eeg's, that I didn't have ep, but I did have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Well, four weeks ago today, I was told it was most definitely epilepsy (simple/complex partial). (The reason that they thought was hypo was my automatism of going for food or drink -- but thirst/hunger may be triggers.) Hearing that hurt -- I couldn't drive anymore, and I got put on indefinite sick leave from my job. Amy, I can relate to your crying yourself to sleep. I keep wishing I'd never been taken off meds to begin with. I wouldn't have to get used to it all over again, and I'd probably be going to work on Monday.

Question for the group -- does tegretol mess with your sleep patterns? It's 4:20 am here, and I'm wide awake and have been for an hour. Two days ago, I slept for 10 hours straight.

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