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, 2014. 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 Hon on Tuesday

I am a Type 1 and have been diagnosed w/Epilepsy. Not a lot of fun...... It took a few years but now I've been able to tell when I'm going to have a seizure. I get a CONFUSED feeling. When I feel the COFUSED feeling I will just sit down and within about 10-15 minutes I either have the seizure or everything goes back to normal. I asked my Neuro if that was normal, he said a lot of his patients have that feeling before having a seizure.

Comment by mohe0001 on February 28, 2015 at 1:13pm

Hey, guys. Just did/doing some major basal adjustments to try to prevent lows that might lead to seizure. Been requiring a lot of sleep, lately. Rare seizures since age 12, epilepsy diagnosis at age 25. Grand mal and partial lower left lobe seizures. No ep meds. No seizures in several years. Hoping to keep it that way.

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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