Snigglefritz, I am glad that you have been keeping such good notes. As Candi said it will help your doctor immensely to know as much info as you can provide. I had felt the deja vu episodes throughout my life up until recently I didn't know for sure they were related to my seizures. I had a medicine change and during the time of getting used to the new med and getting it straightened out it happened more than normal. But it is definitely something you want to discuss with your doctor. When you mentioned you are sleeping through the day it is typical to be that tired if your seizures are happening. Even the smaller seizures can really exhaust your body. Please keep us updated and let us know if there are any other questions that come up.
Kaysmommy 731 I am not sure how long you are unconscious when this happens but for my larger seizures that have lasted longer it is followed by what I would describe vas a massive headache. I have never had a migraine headache but I would think it is comparable. As Candi said it is best to see a neurologist to get your answers. We are here for any questions but if this is a repeated daily pattern you will want the medical tests to be done to see if there is something new in your daily routine that is causing problems for you or if you need a med to regulate it. Keep good notes and your neurologist will be able to help you better. good luck and keep in touch. JenView Thread
Hi ladies, I have been slow to get back to workouts that I did before my seizure in April and med change but have been doing more lately outside and I did workout with my sister in law this morning on the treadmill and stationery bike for an hour total. I have today off work so now I am relaxing a while. I am about 95% back to my normal routine. So I am astronomer comfortable in my body than I have been for a while.
Candi the renaissance wedding sounds very interesting, I hope you had fun and also were able to celebrate your own anniversary and hubby's bday.
Angie I have been blessed with awesome co-workers. It has been good to be back and challenge myself to get back on track. I don't know that my co-workers will frequently join our discussions but they have been told about the site and I also referred another girl I have been talking to on another epilepsy site to come and read my posts since she also just started keppra. So hopefully she will make her way here.
Hi all. I made it through the first week back to my phone customer service job. Luckily the more heated calls came later in the week. My supervisor had a meeting that our quality assurance department that grades our calls came in to go over common errors among our phone reps like myself. It was a whole team meeting which includes about 14 people on my team. But it was a good refresher. The only thing that I notice more at work is that after I take my mid day dose of gabapentin and have lunch I come back and my brain seems to race a little for the first hour when I am trying to explain things to customers, and my fingers need to keep moving even when I am not typing or in between calls. But I am adjusting and co-workers and supervisors are being very supportive. Oddly enough I am glad to be back even if some calls are not the most appealing. I hope everyone is having a good weekend.
Tiddilywink, I wanted to reassure you of a couple things, you have come to a good resource for help and support. Angie and Candi both helped me with a recent med change. The other thing is that because this is new to your son and to you it is scary. I was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 12. It's a very different time in his life where he is about to hit the junior high changes. Be positive with him that you are there and that he has support. That has to be the main thing that got me through my diagnosis and junior high days that came together. My mom was and still is my rock in life especially for my epilepsy.View Thread
Candi I have told about 7 people on my team about the recent changes but I have always told my supervisors and the people that work in the same area as me. I always tell my mom that I have about 10 moms/sisters at work. So that way I am lucky. I have been at my job for about 7 years and still have people in the original department I started in that check up on me and they have helped me with rides or volunteered to come back to work and get me since I have a different shift than some of them. My husband is going to community college and working so nights are tricky some times. Today was my first day of really crabby customers and some of the obscure calls we rarely get. vehicle financing is the type of customer service I do so it has it's moments. I am sorry you don't get breaks from the heat. I live in Nebraska so we get a variety of seasons. It has not been bad so far for our summer since school let out we have had a rainy pattern with a few nice days and fewer hot as beck days. I will take it for now. I want to participate in more epilepsy awareness events here. I haven't ever been to one here. Hopefully your hubby can get you out on a bike ride soon. Have a good night. View Thread
I hope the temperatures are not continuing to be so hot for you both. I am back to work 2 days in and hoping that I am not screwing up too much. I have been right back on the phone. We have a lot of policies that we have to remember so I am getting better each day that I have more calls and the variety of all aspects of our accounts. It keeps coming back slowly and of course I had 320 e-mails to go through and new updates on different policies or procedures. We are in a team environment so I just hope that I don't screw up too much to affect my teams scores. But my co-workers are great and curious to know more about how I am and how everything went while I was on short-term disability. And Candi I do get my lunch break and breaks about ever 2 and a half hours. I work 8 he days so it is going well and I do get that time to regroup and be prepared for the next calls coming through. Thank you again for both of your support and encouragement.
Candi I am glad I had you and Angie to talk to here as I went through this. I of course won't have as much time starting next week when I work but I can't ever see myself being a stranger to a site that helped me and the family and friends around me since they knew I had an outlet to go to for support. But aside from being more aware of my feelings and feeling more prepared for any other changes I may face, I want to pay this forward.
I feel more like myself all the time. I agree with you Candi from the posts I have done with you and the others I have read that 6 weeks is a better amount of time to go by when it comes to side effects on a new medicine. My mom has been as curious as myself through all this and has found comfort in knowing I was consulting my new doctor and getting info from here as well from people that live with E. I hope you are all having a great day. JenView Thread
Angie, My husband and my step daughter are both off with me this last week because we had actually planned earlier in the year for this to be our vacation week. Financially we can't do a whole lot but we are taking the family out to see my parents and sister's family this weekend so we will get out and my nephew has had a few baseball games, and my husbands boss gave us free tickets to the minor league baseball team for last weekend so we are starting to get out more which is good. I was starting to go stir crazy. My parents live in a rural area by a river and where their nearest neighbor is at least a half mile or more away so it's pretty peaceful as long as they don't put us to work that is.
I have talked to a few co-workers, it sounds like we are busy right now so they are ready for me to be back. I work at a call center and not that my amount of calls will even it out but if we are busy it gets more stressful. there were some recalls that happened for my company that are probably causing more calls right now.
I have found out some more things that have been covered by my insurance for my hospital stay in January so I don't owe that amount I thought I did and so instead of two hospital stays to worry about expense wise I am down to one hospital stay (2 nights) and 1 nuerologist bill I have to take care of by making sure the insurance covers. (that I think I have addressed I am waiting on paperwork for it though). Main thing is that things are starting to fall back into place and my husband and I are communicating better than before. side effects Keppra rage that I was dealing with a little is starting to even out. I take a multivitamin with b6 and b12 in it and I have been trying to add more vitamin b6 and b12 foods to my daily foods so I don't have to add more pills/vitamins to take daily.
Angie, We have my step daughter 2 weeks at a time throughout the summer, we trade off with her mom. She has been a God sent this week. She is almost eight. The one day she said that she wanted to scrub the floors and clean all day to keep me "up and going." I laughed but we did clean most of the morning. The only thing I am worried about now is going back to work after weeks of being gone. I have this next week off to complete the med change. I in some cases am ready to be back but just scared of the stress I will put on myself. But I feel stronger with each day and have managed to be seizure free throughout the med change so far so I try to keep looking at the positive parts of this process. researching epilepsy while I have been off and talking to people online has made me more aware of different aspects of epilepsy that I had never thought about. Have a good weekend everyone.