Do you think my epilepsy is GONE?
I'm new here (but I've been on the back board for a few months - back surgery!) and I want to know what you guys think.
I've had seizures since I was 8. Petit-mal, I would usually wake up between 7 and 10 am with an aura, then have my seizure. When I was a teenager, I would usually throw-up and be sick and groggy all day, but as I got into my 20's the after-symptons lessened, to mostly just a headache.
I was on dylantin till I was 15, and I've been on Tegretol ever since - I am 30.
I haven't had a seizure in 4 or more years. I've been living in Mexico City for the past two years, and I haven't seen a doctor. My seizures have always been well-controlled.
When I got here I was taking 1600 mgs of Tegretol a day. I am now down to 400. It's a long story, but basically I started gettting dizzy, and I had lost about 20 lbs since moving here, so I dropped my dosage little by little. The dizzy spells stopped.
I'm taking drastically lower levels of my medication than ever before. Before, even if I missed a dosage I might have a breakthrough seizure. I'm doing alot of the things that may have provoked a seizure before (staying up late occasionally, drinking, coffee, etc.) and I haven't even had an aura. (many times I would get auras, but then no seizure - like a warning)
I realize I need to see a doctor, and I will, but for the moment I wanted to know what anyone else thought.
My doctor had told my epsilepsy might go away in my late 20's, but I think by 27 or 28 I gave up hope.
Does it sound like it's gone?
Thanks sooooo much, for any ideas or comments.