kendalm's Journey with Epilepsy

Patient: Epilepsy

Patient Info: Diagnosed: almost 10 years ago, Female, Age: 24

  1. 1
    over 1 year ago
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    Muscle spasms, jerking

    Symptoms

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  2. 2
    over 1 year ago
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    Fainting or Falling on the Ground

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  3. 3
    over 1 year ago
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    Convulsions

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  4. 4
    over 1 year ago
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    Black outs

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  5. 5
    over 1 year ago
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    Blank Stares

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  6. 6
    over 1 year ago
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    Unresponsiveness

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  7. 7
    over 1 year ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    I went to the ER after my first seizure and they accused me of being drunk and sent me home.

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  8. 8
    over 1 year ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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  9. 9
    over 1 year ago
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    Depakote ER

    Drug Therapy or Medication

    Prescribed July 2009

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  10. 10
    over 1 year ago
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    Abdominal discomfort

    Side Effects

    Depakote did majorly effect my digestive system

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  11. 11
    over 1 year ago
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    Vitamins or Supplements

    Symptom Management

    I was prescribed a fiber powder (basically Miralax) to help with the abdominal cramping/digestive system

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  12. 12
    over 1 year ago
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    Keppra (levetiracetam)

    Drug Therapy or Medication

    Keppra had a huge effect on my mood/temper and made me very drowsy. I went from 250 mg of Depakote twice daily to 750 mg of Keppra twice daily. I did not believe I needed such a high dosage, but my neurologist did not want to cut it. So, I did it own my own. I am now taking half a pill (half of 750) twice a day and have been so much better with my moods and drowsiness.

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  13. 13
    over 1 year ago
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    Vitamins or Supplements

    Symptom Management

    I was prescribed folic acid once I started Keppra at 21 years old due to me being at child-bearing age and taking Depakote for so many previous years.

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  14. 14
    over 1 year ago
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    Anniversary

    Milestones

    The summer of 2017 marks 8 years seizure free.

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