|1||Have you got Epilepsy?|
|I have Epilepsy.|
|2||When were you / they first diagnosed?|
|I was first diagnosed when I was 35 years old.|
|3||What type of Epilepsy do you have?|
I have Focal Motor Seizures,
Complex Partial szs and Akinetic Drop Attacks.
|4a||What medication do you currently take?|
I currently take Lamotrigine 525 mgs and Diamox 500mgs.
I also take Actonel and Calcium Forte plus Vit D for osteoporosis and Citrate for Kidney stones
|4b||What other medication have you taken in the past to control your Epilepsy?|
|In the past I have taken Phenytoin, Epilim, Tegretol, Rivotril and Clobazam for my Epilepsy.|
|5||Any other info you want to share?|
|I've also had
periods in the past of severe non epileptic seizures and may well have the
odd one now, but nothing as compared to before.
I have problems with going out in public on my own and tend to shy from social occasions....but since joining E Support I have gained a lot of confidence and taken steps forward.
Part of Janey's mission is that we share our experiences, support and learn from each other ....... I was not in a very good way either physically or emotionally when I joined 2 years ago, but in that short time I have regained confidence and made valuable friendships here.....and I could write an essay on all the fun I've had and fulfillment I have gained. I find that it is always a great leveller, meeting people with similar and often more difficult problems than my own...I think I was in great danger of drowning in my own misery when I first joined but I spend a lot of my time giggling these days!!
Solo has also contributed to some articles in the Information Pages