Seizures after surgery

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   Posted 4/24/2017 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I recently had an ileostomy (a surgery to remove my colon due to ulcerative colitis). I have had epilepsy since I was 7 years old but VERY well controlled. Since the surgery I have had two grand mal seizures and now I am in a constant state of fear. The first one was 9 days after surgery and the second one was almost 5 weeks after surgery. My doctor increased my dose of Lamotrigine after the first one and I'm waiting to hear back from since this second one. With my colon removed I am wondering if there could be an issue with absorbing my medication. It just seems odd to me that they are so far apart if it is that. My husband works away and I am at home alone with my toddler so my anxiety over having another one was extremely high after my husband left. I'm just looking for anyone's opinion or perhaps experience with anything related to this. Thank you!

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   Posted 4/24/2017 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi MichUC, happened to see your post & wanted to respond. I am sorry I cannot answer your question, however, I have heard of people having issues with absorption after bowel surgeries. Some drs say yes & some say no. My thoughts are to ask your surgeon this question. Perhaps call & speak to the nurse & she can ask the dr & let you know something.

Also we have an active UC forum here & I know some of them have had surgery too. You may want to pop over there too.

Take care.
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