Diabetics with Seizure Disorders & Epilepsy

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Diabetics with Seizure Disorders & Epilepsy

I've been a Diabetic since 2006. In January of 2013, I ended up in the hospital after having a seizure. After seeing quite a few drs, etc I was originally diagnosed with Seizure disorder which was later changed to Epilepsy. Do you have both? Join us! Share horror stories, advice, what works and what didnt. A place to vent about your Seizure Disorder & Epilepsy as well.

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Started by Amy. Last reply by Hon Jan 25. 2 Replies

Hi, I'm Amy. I have been a diabetic since 2006. I had my first seizure (grand Mal) in January of 2013. I was in the hospital for 6 days. I was originally diagnosed with Seizure disorder. After the…Continue

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Medication

Started by Amy. Last reply by Ali Sep 28, 2013. 2 Replies

I started off with the Levetiracetam 1000 mg a day (500 in the morning, 500 at night). I am being weened off of that one and have 2 more days left on the Levetiracetam. I have started slowly on the…Continue

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Comment by Ali on September 28, 2013 at 9:37pm

Hi Amy.
I started having seizures in June, 2011.
They just... started after my having diabetes for 15+ years.
They decided after some testing that the seizures were pain/stress induced.
I have horrible neuropathy and the pain had been getting more and more out of control so that it was interfering in my everyday life: work and family.
Here I am...
More than 2 years later.
No medication except pain killers and... VALIUM!
Before the seizures started I would take NoDoze to stay awake, pain killers to get ANY sleep, NoDoze, pain killers, more NoDoze, more pain killers...
I mean - what do people DO?
Don't you just DO what you can to work and pay your bills and take care of your family?
I can be in the kitchen, doing kitchen things - sure I'm in pain but I always AM in pain but I HATE my head always fuzzy or just sleeping all day when I take pain killers - and WHAM!
I'll start stuttering and not being able to talk at all and POOF!
Hopefully I made it to somewhere soft because I'm going down.
I usually sleep for at least 8 hours after, I have no memory of what happened or who helped me, and my head kills.
That's me.
Between my neuropathy and these seizures, they took away my drivers license.

Comment by Ali on September 28, 2013 at 9:35pm

Hmmmm... I think I accidentally KILLED my comment.
Sheesh.

Comment by Ali on September 28, 2013 at 9:35pm

Comment by Amy on July 5, 2013 at 1:33pm

Hope people will join and talk about two different topics :)

 

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