- CASE FILE
I have seizures and general nerve problems, and don't know their cause.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I am seeking help because I don't know where else to turn, and also we have not been able to go to the doctor for all that is wrong with me as of yet.
I feel uncomfortable every day, it just ebbs and flows depending on my cycle and if I have a cold or bug.
I have had seizures about every 6 weeks for the last 18 years.
A lot of what's wrong seems to be linked to my menstrual cycle. Often just before my period starts I seem to get a cold. My brain is cloudy at least 7 days out of my cycle. I usually seem to have seizures around my ovulation.
My nervous system is often on overload, and it seems to be linked to my menstrual cycle. My nerves are always twitching, especially the ones in the bottoms of my feet. At certain points of my cycle especially, I get waves of tingles, especially in my crotch area.
I have also injured myself several times pretty seriously during a seizure. Most recently I strained my quad, and it has taken months for me to recover.
These seizures have especially impacted me because in the state of Georgia, I am unable to drive for 6 months after a seizure, and I have not had six months without a seizure in over 15 years. I have seen a neurologist who has put me on medicine, but he has been unable to figure out what causes my episodes. I took Trileptal for several years, and now am on Vimpat.