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the next day I feel like I've been hit by a bus

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Hello, I have seizures only when I sleep, this has happened most of my life but the next day I am completely out, I feel like I've been hit by a bus and I usually have to call out of work/school. But with a busy life I feel like epilepsy sometimes takes over my life. Do you have any suggestions on how to feel better the next morning. Also, the next day I have a disgusting metal taste in my mouth that makes food horrible. Even after brushing my teeth the metal taste stays around for two to three days. Currently I take aptiom and vimpat.

Thnk you for your help, Taylor

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replied February 3rd, 2017
Epilepsy Answer A60252
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Seizures need to be evaluated for the type and dose of anticonvulsants should be titrated in effort to make you seizure free. Consult a neurologist or a physician and let them run some labs , do sleep studies and sort out.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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