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    Old 06-30-2007, 12:41 PM   #1
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    Epilepsy & Ataxia - problems & possible solutions


    I am contacting you because I do not seem to have any support for my situation.

    I not only have Ataxia but also Epilepsy.

    My dilemma is - the medication that I have to take to control my Epilepsy interferers with

    and makes the Ataxia appear worse than it is. (Although it is getting worse as the years go by).

    The effects that affect my daily Life the most are # 1 my speech # 2 my balance (by that I mean
    and that I can appear to others to be drunk or on drugs. The speech problem is the worst as well as being the most Noticeable, I also find it quite difficult to communicate with others.

    What I am looking for is some kind of support organization to help me overcome this problem.

    I know that it would help me greatly to be able to get in touch with others in a similar situation.

    I also find that since I have been on two medications for my epilepsy my energy on the whole has gone down.

    A friend of mine who also has epilepsy and was before his surgery on three medications found that having a short nap after lunch on most days would get him through the rest of the day.
    I find that when I do that it will help me some of that time but not always.
    I also am in a situation where taking a short nap breaks up my day and causes me to lose a lot of productivity. So I would therefore appreciate any suggestions or tips of any kind to help me overcome this problem in an alternative fashion.

    All I can do is try. -

    Thank you very much Craig

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