|1||Have you got Epilepsy?|
|I have Epilepsy|
|2||When were you first diagnosed?|
|I was first diagnosed when I was 10 years old|
|3||What type of Epilepsy do you have?|
|I have Primary Generalized
Epilepsy: Tonic-Clonic (grand mal) seizures, Absences (I sometimes, kinda
stare into space) and my eyes 'flutter' (especially when I am stressed /
over tired / nervous / excited etc).
I also have Simple Partial seizures where I see Auras of a flashing kaleidoscope of colours in the right hand side of my field of vision (which look pretty but is a warning that a biggie is on its way).
I have Photosensitive Epilepsy, I am sensitive to flashing lights and narrow stripes.
|4a||What medication do you currently take?|
I currently take Lamictal
175 mg and 200mg at night - this will be increasing to 200mg twice a day
(in a few weeks time),
|4b||What other medication have you taken in the past to control your Epilepsy?|
|I used to be on Epilim (Sodium
1x500mg tablet in the morning and 2 at night.
|5||Any other info you want to share?|
|I also have PCOS (Polycystic
Ovary Syndrome) and am on fertility treatment... fingers crossed there!
- Update Baby due January
I set up this community to help people with E and their carers help themselves and each other. I am not a trained medical expert but I believe that people with E can help each other by sharing their experiences and opinions of what it is like to live with Epilepsy.
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