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Posted by ceebee on October 31, 1999 at 22:05:23:

In Reply to: Re: unexplained seizures posted by Michelle on October 11, 1999 at 23:54:04:

I had my first seizure in 1979 at age 38. All tests done revealed nothing. No cause was ever found. However, I have had "auras" all my life, and didn't realize what they were. I believe the seizure was exacerbated by extreme stress I was under at the time. I have been on Dilantin & Phenobarbital since '79 & no longer have aura or seizures. Seizure disorder is nothing to play should be taken seriously, and treated medically.

: My son had his 1st seizure at age 3 and hi sMD said dont worry, its a migraine!!! I knew better..many eeg's and MRI's later.. and the best Neuro at UCSF.. they don't know FRUSTRATING for him and us. I do not believe its all stress because he has them when he i sjust relaxing...we are trying Network Chiropractic care as an alternative..
: :
: : : i have seizures weekly and was diagnosed with
: : epilepsy but after six weeks on depakote
: : : and dilantin i had a two hour seizure and they
: : changed my diagnoses to ? I have had two
: : : irregular eeg's but still no answer. my doctor
: : is now saying they are emotional and that i
: : : need to forget about them and they will go
: : away. i have never been a depressed person
: : : and i enjoy life the only stress i have are my
: : seizures. i was adopted and i wonder if it is
: : : a genetic thing. does anyone out there have any
: : ideas for a next step for me?????

: : First thing is to ignore the uneducated quack
: : dr.s like the one you saw, It was past their
: : little knowledge about TLE.Second thing is the
: : Toxic meds as they are, can make you much worse as
: : you are now, if your still taking them.
: : When this happens to people The MD pill
: : pushers arent responsble anymore and say they
: : can't help you. SO don't listen to this quack of
: : many.
: : The depression is all connected to the temprol
: : lobe and your szs. Check into allergies to foods
: : and chemicals possibly this is where I started
: : finding out the answers to my szs and stopped all
: : my meds I was rasied on..Most MD's dont
: : search for answers if its not a tumor or brain
: : damage of some sort that they can visually see..
: : They just push meds but never suggest checking
: : into a clean diet/environemnt/allergies or keto
: : diet and why I feel is because there's No BIG
: : $$$$$$$$$$ and thats proabaly why MANY are MD's,
: : not to truly help but to constantly write out
: : prescpriptions with all there side effects on
: : everyone.
: : You need to see a top epitologist which there are
: : 2 I saw who are Excellent and honest and will
: : help you
: : and see beyond the $$$ sign. and they wont toss
: : you like a 2cent rag doll.saying "next patient"
: : like the many quacks that do.
: : BTW I have had Epilepsy longer than neuros have
: : practiced it.
: : Good Luck
: : Kathy

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