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    Seizure Background
    I had my first epileptic seizure (tonic clonic) at work in December 2008. I was referred to a neuro who thought it may have been stress or lack or sleep related, until 6 days later I had another seizure, this time at home in the bathroom when I turned on the shower. My 4 year old daughted found me in the bathroom on the floor - I has smacked my head on the side of the bath tub. I was then put on 600mg Valpro per day. One week later I had another seizure, this time in the kitchen when I was running a glass of water to take the medication! That time I flung backwards and hit my head on the oven door, shattered the glass and in the process cut all across my shoulders and back and got glass in my eyes and cut up all under my eyelids. My meds were then increased to 800mg per day. (400 in the morning, the same in the evening). I got a licence ban for 3 months but my employer packed me on my way for forced sick leave for 7 weeks which helped a lot! I returned to work in late Jan 09 with a lot of help from family, friends and workmates. I started driving again with a lot of apprehension but eventually started to push my fear to the back of my mind. In April 09 I had another seizure in my sleep - I was staying at a friends place and she saw it. I had been sick and couldn't remember if I had taken my meds the night before. I ended up in hospital with a suspected fractured spine, but it turned out to just be severe muscle damage. Again, I went for a few months with nothing until last Friday morning when I came to work (running a little bit late) and one of the girls asked me what had happened to my head. I put my hand up and felt a big egg on my forehead and suddenly became very confused and couldn't remember how I got to work. The worst bit was the overwhelming fear that engulfed me when I could not for the life of me remember dropping my daughter off at creche that morning. I am going back to see my neuro next week but I am back in that emotional frame of mind I was in 8 months ago when it all first started happening!
    Treatments
    Valproate - 800mg per day in 2 x 400mg doses.
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia

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