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    Seizure Background
    While I was being born, for some reason or another, my mother was forced to hold me in by my head for a while before I could be let out. Because of this a few different parts of my brain were damaged; the most significant part being on the back right side. The main injury I sustained from this was a liquid clot in that part of my brain that caused my head to swell, and caused me to pretty much do nothing, but throw up for the majority of the time I was awake. For a while I went without hope, but my mom and dad kept fighting until the doctors did something about my head being swelled, because at the time, they didn't know why it was happening. The doctors' said I was born with hydrocephalus: the aforementioned clot of brain fluid. I'm not exactly certain the time-frame in which all this happened, but eventually I was sent to a hospital to have a V.P. Shunt placed inside my head so that the liquid in my brain could be expelled from my system, and my head would not swell anymore. After I had it lengthened though I haven't had any operations on it since. The brain injuries from my birth caused me to have a few different problems. I have epilepsy, I have partial complex seizures while awake and I've been known to have them in my sleep, I have a slight case of cerebral palsy in my right side, my right foot is partially paralyzed, I lose control of my limbs at random and fall, I have constant headaches, and near constant dizziness. Dr. Hamal (I know I probably spelled that wrong.) told me that the reason my head hurts all the time is that my shunt pumps too well, and every time it pumps the excess fluid spreads across my brain and causes the ache. Mainly all my problems are physical, but I have emotional problems as well. I've been dealing with this for my entire life, as many of the people on this forum probably have. I'm hoping to be able to talk about everything in more detail with everyone, and maybe make friends along the way.
    Treatments
    Carbatrol 200 mg twice a day, Keppra 500 mg twice a day, and zoloft 100 mg twice a day all at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
    Location
    Pound, Virginia
    Interests
    Cooking, Writing poetry and stories, watching movies and tv shows, playing video games, researching

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  • Join Date: 01-06-2012
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