Epileptic Teacher

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StuartMilne
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Date Joined Jun 2017
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   Posted 6/26/2017 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, first time user here.

I was diagnosed with irregular tonic/clonic seizures when 14 and currently 33. I work as a secondary school teacher in what would be considered a demanding, inner city sort of school.

My seizures are very well controlled, however I have been through a myriad of different medications and strengths through the years. Having suffered quite badly with side effects. Currently I am taking Keppra and Lamotrigine and have not had a seizure in 6 years. However I had, for that duration felt very up and down emotionally, eventually trying to seek talking therapy about a month ago. Of course I then had four tonic/clonic seizures in a night, bit my tongue in half and spent a week in hospital.

My problem is going back to work. Although I am physically better (my doc gave me a two week note) and can talk OK, I don't feel mentally prepared and am actually quite scared of going back, not being able to cope and panicking. My seizures have no aura or build up, and I loose a good two weeks of memory. For example I can't remember anything I have taught this term.

If anyone else is in, or has been in a similar boat I would love to hear from you.

Stuart
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