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Grand mal seizures

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  • Posted By: vlouie
  • December 10, 2006
  • 04:14 AM

It started about 3 years ago, I was very depressed and having anxiety attacks. My dr. put me on Zoloft, amitriptaline(SP?), and Kolonipin(SP?). I ended up having 2 grand mal seizures a week apart. I lost consiousness both times! I saw a neurologist and had CAT scan and there was nothing out of the ordinary. The neurologist was very rude to me and told me that after having 2 seizures, I am epileptic and just have to face it and take the anti-seizure medication. I said NO WAY! I just stopped taking the three meds that I mentioned above and had been seizure free for 3 years.

Then I had another episode in my life that has caused me to become very depressed and have anxiety attacks. So, again I go back to the dr. and she puts me on Valium, that wasn't working, so she put me on Xanax. Then a week later, I had another seizure!! She,too, was tryin to tell me that I need to take epilepsy medication, but I don't believe that's what I have! So, again, I am not on any medication, which is hard because I do have a lot of anxiety attacks and am very depressed. I own my own business, I am the only one who works in my family, I am 29 years old and am a mother of 5 children ranging 11- 5months. I have a very stressful life. My husband and I are trying to work on our relationship because he had been cheating on me for the last 5 months. That is the reason for my depression and anxiety. My husband told me he hasn't cared for me or our relationship for the last 3 of the 7 years we have been together! He was into drugs and drinking a lot. Says that he wants his family back and so I let him come back. He also said that the drugs and drinking was the reason for him to cheat and not care.

Anyways, I guess I should also mention that I am 5'4" and 155lbs. I have very low blood pressure 90/58 was the last (about a week ago). Can somebody please help me get to the bottom of this? Also should mention that I self diagnosed my self with Fibromyalgia about 2 years ago from the symtoms I was having compaired to the ones I was reading on the internet. I live in a very small town and I feel like they are very un-educated in what is going on with me. My dr. agreed I must have Fibromyalgia but stopped at that and didn't bother helping me at all!

Hopefully somebody will be able to help me ASAP!

Thank you very much,

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  • change your life and attitude, your sickness does stem from stress so get rid of what causes it (mainly your husband) you and the children are entitled to a happy life and you will have that once you change things. go to a nueroligist and have a 48 hour EEG. go to a family member and get away from your stress. once a cheater always one. thats not love or friendship. and you and your children deserve respect.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 19, 2006
    • 08:49 PM
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  • Klonopin can cause seizures. You have to be very careful when taking it, and when you stop taking it. I was put on Klonopin and another drug (can't remember what it is called) and the day after I stopped taking it, I had a gran mal seizure. I have never had one since- but after much research, I am convinced that it is from the Klonopin. My sister has epilepsy, and after seven years of being seizure free, she's having them again. Funny thing is that Klonopin is used as an anti-seizure medication- go figure. Just be careful! Many anti-depressants can lower your seizure threshold. I say, just go on an anti-seizure medication- many of the anti-seizure meds also double as mood stabalizers and will help you with your depression. I took lamictal with my effexor for a couple years and it helped tremendously.Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 24, 2006
    • 02:49 AM
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