Mo, did you ever get your license back? did they determine if it was a one time thing? i was reading that only 75% of people ever get more than one seizure in their lifetime. i was hopeful with those statistics! i was supposed to be waiting until the end of this month...about 2 more weeks. part of me is thankful, part of me is totally irritated.
they determined that i was on an anti depressant that "often" caused seizures (5% of patients) which i didn't know about...was completely uninformed. of course, if i were informed..i would 5% isn't so bad, worth the risk compared to having horrid depression. of course they took me off of it immediately and so this second one was unexpected since i had been off for about 6 months. obviously, their assumption of it being the antidepressant was incorrect. so we are back to square one.
art: the ear bulging was caught by the nurse practitioner. she assumed that it was due to some drainage in my throat. nothing major, i honestly didn't even know that i had any.
they DID increase my dosage of the lamictal while i was in the ER. they did check my blood levels and said they were "perfect" then said that i couldn't get in to see the neuro for 2 weeks. i called back in disbelief and they said too bad, really.
yesterday i went to my regular practitioner b/c i decided that i can't go around being dizzy all the time. she didn't give me an exam because i am sure he knew her limitations on this one. but we agreed that it was ridiculous that i had to wait so long for the neuro. i also told her that i don't want to see the one i had before who gave me a 3 minute exam the first time. luckily she found a new one that she loves and is much more thorough...i get in tomorrow morning.
i was pleased with that. i really, really can't wait to figure out what this is. i have never had a seizure until this year. i am in awesome health. there has to be a reason, you know??
anyway, thank you again for your replies.
is nice that i am not completely alone. it seems like most support areas, people have had one or people have several a week. all different reasons. there is so little information. to get anything really helpful, i have had to read a textbook specifically on seizures. amazing!
how are both of your treatments going??
hope to *see* you soon.