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Posted by RandallC on August 03, 2000 at 14:02:46:

In Reply to: Re: Questions on Epilepsy??? posted by robin on July 19, 2000 at 22:50:38:

: I am 37 years old. I was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 18. I have been living with this illness for 19 years and have seen 4 neurologists. I started taking Tegretol and Dilantin but was allergic to them both. Then I took Depakote and gained 20 pounds but it worked. I was seizure free for 2 years and I wanted to become pregnant, so I stopped taking it and was put on phenobarbital. My first pregnancy was okay but 3 years later I had my daughter and I continued to have seizures throughout my entire 9 months. Now 6 years later, I am taking Lamictal and Keppra. Hopefully they will both work because the phenobarbital was just not working anymore (after 11 years). I have complex partial seizures, so thank g-d they are not grand mal. Please be in touch. All the best.

I am 47 years old and was just diagnosed with Partial Complex seizures after going through 3 neurologists. In 1972 I had brain surgery for a tumor, then radiation therapy. I am now taking Lamictal, just started. Finally got help after having problems for 7 years.
Glad to hear you are having good luck with Lamictal and Keppra, I too thank g_d for not having grand mals. Congrats on the children! I have a grand-daughter and she is great fun. Good luck! Now I have an explaination for the "spacing out" that happened for so long.


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