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Posted by julie on November 23, 2000 at 20:25:17:

i just found out recently that i have epilepsy. I'm a nerveous mess. I had a breakdown today about everything i'm sick of with this disorder. I'm on four hundred mg of dilantin and it makes me "drunk",i have to hold on to the wall when i'm walking,i shake, and i can't see straight or remember things. I realize that i can't drive for awhile but i need to know some information about this.

what kind of lifestyle changes am i going to have to make in order to adjust to this?
how long will the side effects of the meds last?
how do i explain seizures to my very young children? 2/3/8 yrs old.
and any information you could provide would be great.
what about work? i can't work with all these side effects and not being able to drive??

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