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Surgery for me?

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Old 11-30-2004, 05:35 PM   #1
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Surgery for me?

I am 37 years old and had my first grand mal seizure when I was 35. I started having several a week. No medicines seemed to help me at first. Then they did find a combination that works, Depakote and Topamax. I have been seizure free for one full year this month. I think my seizures start from the right frontal lobe. I have side effects from my meds, such as feeling "dumb as a doorknob", memory loss, tiredness, loss of hair, urinary tract infections, and the list goes on... I was wondering what you all thought about surgery for me. I didn't know if I should bring it up to my neuro or should I leave well enough alone seeing that I am seizure free? Any input would be greatly appreaciated.

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Old 12-15-2004, 05:13 PM   #2
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Re: Surgery for me?

I just finished the last of testing for surgery and awaiting the final yes or no. I am 44 years old and have seizures since I was 40. Is this the new mid-life crisis?

Anyway, please find a REALLY good doctor and talk with him/her about surgery.


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