Someone told me that "just because we are fighting a battle that we may never completely win, doesn't mean you have to let it get in your way and define who you become." These are the stories of my life..
It kind of relates... maybe. It was a cute picture okay?!
I've gotten back to life as usual since they put me on my new medication to help with seizures. I actually made it thirty-two days with out a seizure which is amazing compared to the 4-30 I was having a day before that. On day thirty-three I had a tonic-clonic seizure which only lasted maybe a minute, but I was unconscious for about a half hour after. They took me to the closest Peds ER and the ride there is a story for another time. But they released me around 3am about three hours after I was admitted with an upped dose of Keppra. Now instead of taking 1,000mg a day they've upped it to 3,000mg a day. I knew I'd be tired the first few days, but they didn't tell me the meds would turn me into a different person. They weaken my immune system which is perfect timing for cold and flu season and I've been sick 3 times in the last few weeks. It gives me increased anxiety, not like what will happen or how can I be prepared, but like major anxiety attacks the kind that makes you feel like you've just thrown yourself off of a ledge and you can't be saved. I have no apatite, for anything. I'm tired and zombie like all. the. time. and that's not how I normally am. I can't focus long enough to do school work and I have a major pounding blurry vision headache once or twice a day. I was hired and I start training soon, but I have no energy and for this job you need to have energy. My friends have started to notice because we used to hang out all the time, but I just don't want to be around people. They don't write this on the label, and I don't want to address it because it's working and I don't want to risk loosing any of the stability I've gained. But I'm not myself. I'm not okay. I can't be there for other people when I'm barely there for myself. Does anyone have any suggestions? Does any one have this kind of problem with their medication? I'm just at a loss. This isn't exactly what I had in mind when I though of being "seizure free".
Keep your head up and take it one day at a time,