I suffer from partial seizures that have progressed to complex partials....then to grand mals. We may have the grand mals under control, but the jury is still out! I have a lesion of scar tissue on my brain that I'm told is from a prior, significant brain injury. My first seizure was about 16 months ago, at age 47. I don't drive, and haven't since the first seizure. Each time I get close to the six month date I have another seizure. My new (and MUCH improved) seizure specialist has said that his goal is total seizure control with no side effects. I love his goal, and hope we can achieve it! I take carbatrol, but am in the process of gradually introducing Lamictal. I have a history of statis epilepticus, but I am fortunate in that I have a few minute warning period before my seizures are debilating. Because of this I carry powdered Lorazepam in a vial on a chain around my neck. Lorazepam is the med they give you in the ER of a hospital. I take the lorazepam and a swig of water (also in a vial on the chain) and lie down. I also have Lifeline and just push a button to summon an ambulance that comes to make sure I've recovered if I'm home alone. This has all been real life changing. Hope all is well, Kathy
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