| | Sister just found out she has epilepsy, help!
Hi everyone, my sister just found out about two weeks ago that she's probably had it for a very long time, but no one ever put it all together until she had a seizure two weeks ago. I went over because her son called me because his mom was breathing funny. When I got there, she looked very dazed and her tonque was numb (because she had bitten it very badly) so she was talking funny. It was like she was looking right past me. She was also very tired, but slowly she came around.
She saw a neuro a day or so later and he's put her on something starting like Div , don't know the full name. A few days after she started this she got very bloated and her bowels were very sore and spasming like crazy, her doc told her that could happen, the neuro said no he didn't think it was the med. The funny thing is for the last two years or more, everyone, including her doc thought she was in menopause because she was getting attacks mid month and when her period started, that felt like panics. When she saw the neuro after the seizure he said no, they were small seizures triggered by hormones. All this time and who knew? We were lucky she wasn't driving!!
It's so scarey for me, because she lives alone with two kids. I worry a lot. Is there hope for her to live a normal life? She also has a blood disorder where her blood clots a lot so she takes coumadin too. What else? Feels like life sucks sometimes!!
Thanks for your help anyone!