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   Posted 11/9/2007 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi   everyone this is my  first time posting
  i  had a seizure last week , my  levels  were really  high  so the doc  took  my  meds        off  me  for  24 hrs   which i thought was a long time   so  next t  day  i had one   he said  i have to go   for a second opinion and im so scared   has anyone else  had to  do this   thanks

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   Posted 11/9/2007 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Molli, welcome to Healing Well. I still consider myself a newbie here and still learning the I have been epileptic since I was a bout 8 yrs of age. I have been on the same two meds other than when I was first diagnosed. Was this a neuro who made this choice for you or was this a regular MD? I know alot of times it depends on types of seizures one has, going by EEG, and sometimes age. I was doing good w/ my seizures then I added other health problems to the mix(more stress)and seem to have somewhat different seizures in nature than before. Not a lot different but somewhat. This probably doesn't help out with your situation but getting a med to work for the right person can be tricky. I am probably taking lots too but one kinda blocks the affectiveness of the other. Uff'da. Take care and welcome. Kota

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   Posted 11/10/2007 5:49 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi there and Welcome to Healingwell,

I have not had to do this personally but I suspect the doctor may be concerned over the meds suitability. If your levels are so high, it might mean that your body is not processing the med properly. Perhaps changing your AED is a possibility. Im no expert so i might be wrong on this but thats what I think

Let us know how you get on


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   Posted 11/11/2007 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
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Hi Molli,
Re: Second opinion ~ IMO, I don't think you should get more than 2 or 3 opinions b/c all Doctors my have different ideas for your treatment and put you on different meds than the last Doctor, etc and you could end up overdosing on perscription drugs.
That's what happened to my sister and as a result of all the diff. drugs, she suffered brain damage and is now retarted.
Diagnosed with Epilepsy & Ulcerative Colitis.
Current Medications: Diantin 275mg, Pheonobarb 150mg, Asocol 3,000 mg.

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