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Roxanne Olmstead’s Story

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 by in Story |

Hi, I am 47 years old and started having seizures when I was 16.

It has taken many years to get control over my seizures, but they are still not completely controlled .

When I was in my 20’s I had 19 tonic clonic seizures in 1 hr. I wound up in a coma for two weeks and had to relearn to talk, and this was not the first time I stared death in the face. 14 years ago, they put me on Depokote and it was my saving grace, and then they added Keppra.

About 4 yrs ago they took me off depakote and put me on Lamtical because I had gain over 100 pounds.  Just this past september, I had a VNS implant procedure.  The side effects were so bad that they had to turn it down.

I found a new doctor, and he did a video EEG and discovered that yes, I have Epilepsy, but I am not having partial seizures. I had been taking meds for years, it was my heart racing so fast I was passing out !

I have long term memory loss and short term . Well – this is part of my story .

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