I am 30 and I recently had a grand mal seizure for the first time in my life.
What I have discovered after some research is that I have been having "auras" most of my life. In the past, usually during my week off of my BC pills, the left side of my body would go numb, I would feel hot and feverish and have a deja vu experience. I would never lose consciousness and could even function during them. The morning of the grand mal, I had an aura and I had thought it was odd because I wasn't on my week off of BC pills. If I remember correctly, since puberty, the time in my life when I didn't have the aura's was when I was pregnant.
Now, after my EEG "showed signs of seizure activity," according to my doctor,I am on Dilantin and they are working on moving me to a maintenance drug like Trileptal...even though the first time I took Trileptal my face and neck turned beet red and started itching!
I have a few questions from those of you who are experienced with this...1) should I switch to a neurologist instead of this Internal Medicine doctor I have? 2)is there any possibility that my partial seizures could be linked to the hormones in my BC pills? 3) what questions should I be asking of any doctor I have about this issue? 4) Did I mention that I am completely ****** because I can't drive the 5 minutes it takes me, to get to and from work?
Thanks for any input