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  • About car05161967
    Seizure Background
    I have basically had it since birth. I was born with a ventricular brain aneurysm, along the Vein of Galen. But, It took eight months for my parents to finally convince the doctors that, the percentile growth of my head was faster than the recommended growth rate.

    The aneurysm had caused Hydrocephalus. As a result of both of those, I needed to have brain surgery to correct them. The aneurysm was clipped(still is to this day) and, a shunt was implanted to re-direct the cerebro-spinal fluid to my abdomen, where it could be absorbed.

    As a result of that surgery at 8mos.-old(followed by five more surgeries over the first nine years of my life), I got Epilepsy.

    I was on:

    0-16yrs.: Dilantin & Phenobarbitol
    16-36yrs.: Tegretol
    36yrs.-Present: Carbitrol

    My seizures have been all types, over the years. They have pretty much abated since I was 16, except for the very infrequent missed dose or double dose.
    Treatments
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    Location
    Presently Suburban MD outside of DC
    Interests
    Biking(24-Speed racing bike, upgrading to 27-Speed), bowling(Ten-pin), computers(PC-based only)

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  • Last Activity: 02-14-2014 08:55 PM
  • Join Date: 09-20-2010
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