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Posted by Deana on September 20, 1999 at 19:36:00:

In Reply to: Re: Everyone's Complex Partial Seizures are different. posted by Andrew on September 14, 1999 at 12:21:11:

: : My family first started to notice my seizures when I was around the age of 12 , that's is when I had my
: : Grand Mal. Iam now 21 years of age and yes of course I still have Epilepsy. I have read some of what
: : you's all been writing and the way my seizures happen are similar but different. When I have a seizure
: : I can still hear you but can't respond , it is like I am half retarded or something.I can also see as well,
: : some times I fall but those are the worse seizures. Usually I don't remember a thing , it is like with a
: : normal person and take 10 seconds out of there lives . Not to mention that , I can't remember most of
: : my childhood , only if some says "remember when....".
: : I take lots of meds. : Topamax(200), Topamax (400), Apo Carbamazpine (400) , Epival (100).
: : I wish everyone the best of luck in their health and hope they are rid of Epilepsy so they can DRIVE!!!
: : ~C~

: Yes, you're right, everyone's complex partial seizures are different (like fingerprints).

I wish you the best of luck in your health as well. I had my first seizure at the age of 7, was put on Dilantin and was eventually taken off by the age of 16. I remained seizure-free until I turned 21 and had one in my college dorm room. I was put back on Dilantin and lost my Driver's License for a year. I am now 23 and have been fine up until last Thursday when I had a seizure on the train ride home from work. I black out for a moment, then see everything happening in slow motion. I too can hear what is being said around me, but for those few seconds cannot answer anything correctly. It's fustrating. According to my Dr. I have to wait a week and have my Dilantin levels re-tested. If they are back to normal, I can resume my "normal" lifestyle.


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