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Solo's QA

1 Have you got Epilepsy?
I have Epilepsy.
2 When were you / they first diagnosed?
I was first diagnosed when I was 35 years old.
3 What type of Epilepsy do you have?

I have Focal Motor Seizures, Complex Partial szs and Akinetic Drop Attacks.
I am photosensitive, to flashing lights, flourescents and halogen and to certain shapes and patterns.

4a What medication do you currently take?

I currently take Lamotrigine 525 mgs and Diamox 500mgs.

I also take Actonel and Calcium Forte plus Vit D for osteoporosis and Citrate for Kidney stones

4b What other medication have you taken in the past to control your Epilepsy?
In the past I have taken Phenytoin, Epilim, Tegretol, Rivotril and Clobazam for my Epilepsy.
5 Any other info you want to share?
I've also had periods in the past of severe non epileptic seizures and may well have the odd one now, but nothing as compared to before.

I have problems with going out in public on my own and tend to shy from social occasions....but since joining E Support I have gained a lot of confidence and taken steps forward.

Part of Janey's mission is that we share our experiences, support and learn from each other ....... I was not in a very good way either physically or emotionally when I joined 2 years ago, but in that short time I have regained confidence and made valuable friendships here.....and I could write an essay on all the fun I've had and fulfillment I have gained. I find that it is always a great leveller, meeting people with similar and often more difficult problems than my own...I think I was in great danger of drowning in my own misery when I first joined but I spend a lot of my time giggling these days!!


Solo has also contributed to some articles in the Information Pages