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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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