Have been reading some of your posts and found that you all are rather supportive here, so here is my story.

On monday I drove to work, had been there about 10 minutes and the next thing I knew I was waking up in the ambulance hearing the paramedic saying I was combative. Anyone who knows me, knows I would normally be anything but combative. He was trying to explain to me that I had had a seizure and they were taking me to the hospital. He asked if I had ever had one before. I remembered my parents telling me when I was a baby I would get them. The doctor told them that it was related to my tonsils. Everytime I got tonsilitus, I would end up having a seizure. The doctor told them if it happened one more time, he would remove my tonsils. Well, that one more time never came. In november I started getting sore throats. The doctor kept giving me anti-biotics, I had taken 3 rounds when he finally got frustrated and sent me to an ear, nose and throat specialist. I went to see the ent last week and he took one look at my tonsils and decided my tonsils definitely needed to come out. We scheduled surgery for february 10th. That brings us back current to this week. When I got to the hospital, they did an mri, a cat scan, a chest x-ray, drew blood to do blood tests, a spinal tap and an eeg. They did the eeg on tuesday morning, on tuesday afternoon the neurologist came in and said that my brainwaves matched those of a person with epilepsy. :roll: this was a major shock to everyone. We didn't know what to say. He told me I wasn't allowed to drive for 3-6 months. I am scheduled to go in and see him on tuesday for a follow up. Anyone have any suggestions of questions I should ask him. I have a few of my own as it is. The surgery for removing my tonsils has been cancelled for now. The surgeon said he wanted to wait at least 4-6 months. Which is really frustrating since my throat is still bothering me. Not to mention that I have an ear infection now too.

I also have sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, adult growth hormone deficiency and anemia. I was just wondering if anyone else had these same problems, or a combination of any.
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replied January 22nd, 2005
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So sorry you have so much going on! I bet it was a shock to hear you have epilepsy. I would ask the neuro what types of seizures he thinks you have. What is the best medication for this and how can your other health issues either affect this or be affected by seizures or the medication!


Epilepsy.Com is a great place for easy to understand information on seizures. Study up on it....
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replied February 5th, 2005
I agree. Also the side effects of any medicine he puts
you on. And what else you should restrict besides
driving. And then take that into stride. Think about
the ways you can do these things safely.

Happiness
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replied March 1st, 2005
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How are things going now?
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