Hello everyone! This is my first post here. I've been hoping I could find a place like this. A little background info.... I'm 28 years old and I had my first seizure in 1998. At the time I was very stressed,not eating well,not sleeping well and I was also on my period. I went to the hospital had tests etc.....all were fine. Since it was my first I wasn't put on any meds. I had almost forgotten about it when again in 2001 I had my second one. Again all the same things were going on at that point in my life. The stress,not sleeping,period etc.... This time I was taken to the hospital by ambulance (first time) was very scary. Same things were done and all were normal. Thank God! :-) This time I was told to have an eeg but I was so scared to know the results that I waited almost a year to have it done. I finally did and it was normal. This second seizure I had, I was put on Dilantin. Well I started taking them and didn't have another seizure again until this past June 04. That was my own fault as I slacked some,missed a few pills etc. so when I was at the hospital all my blood work was normal except my dilantin level was quite low. Well, the last couple of weeks I've become so busy and I ran out of dilantin and I kept thinking I'll be ok I'll just pick them up tomorrow. Well, yesterday while at work I had yet another seizure. I mananged to get myself to the hospital where sure enough my level was a 6 and is supposed to be between a 10-20 The last two I've had even though were lack of med.
levels I once again was on my period and have/had stressful events going on in my life. Not sleeping well all that good stuff again. So it seems that all that ties in together. I'm sure some of you know what I'm talking about. After yesteday I promised myself (and everyone else) that I won't miss my meds. ever again. It's just not worth it. Anyway, I just really wanted to find others who deal with this and know how it feels. Everytime I have one is scares me to death.
Well, I hope to get to know some of you.
and hope we can help each other through this. Like I said I've been looking for a board for awhile but couldn't find one. This one looks really good. :-)