Seizures and Depression- Need help!

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Date Joined Aug 2017
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   Posted 8/10/2017 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone,

I'm new on here because I've been struggling with some things lately. I've had epilepsy since I was 10 years old, what causes me to have a seizure is 1. is lack of water, or sleep. 2. If I get startled, I get a feeling in my stomach and it turns into a seizure somehow. 3. Same symptoms as number one, except these seizures are clusters, so I have a 3 second seizure every 2 minutes or so. I don't have grand mall seizures, my biggest seizure lasted about 4 minutes, the rest are only about 20 seconds. My left arm and leg shake, sometimes I lose my balance.

So that's all about my seizures but lately I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety. I've been going to therapy which helps. but it doesn't help the fact that whenever my parents fight, or I have a seizure, or something bad happens I'm just this much closer to killing myself. I'm afraid I actually might one day. what should I do?

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Date Joined Jul 2011
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   Posted 8/19/2017 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Im_onlyhuman,
Love that record wink

I suffer myself from two forms of seizures Temporal-lobe and grand-mal had them both for 32yrs roughly.

Depression and anxiety can usually form where seizures are concerned it's the stress, although they might be short episodes. I was in the same situation as yourself when I was younger the feeling of killing yourself and psychiatric doctors got involved plus mental health team where I was put on a 24hr watch which isn't nice being woken any hour plus I've had all the counselling which never helped.

The main thing is what route do you want to go down as it's mainly psychiatric and how much meds are you willing to take besides the ones you already do...i'm on some meds for different health issues but for my anxiety/manic depression I take Diazepam and Clobazam.

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