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My story with CD

Postby Lunbec » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:08 am

I had non-epileptic seizures for three years, starting when I was 16. They would last anywhere from one hour to three hours. I would be convulsing but totally aware of my surroundings and able to interact with the people staring at me. I was hospitalized after two months of seizures (three a week) and the doctor told me I had a conversion disorder. All the blood work ups, EEGs, and MRIs came back normal, showing no signs of an epileptic seizure.
I went to a CBT, a psychologist, and a psychiatrist, and nothing was helping my seizures go away. I started taking ativan (3 mg a day) but it didn't help.
I went to college and still had seizures. My neuro-endocrinologist decided to put me on lamictal which did help my seizures. The number of seizures a week decreased to one every 1 to 2 weeks. Then I went to the E.R. for a really bad stomach ache.
The doctor ordered an ultrasound, and it turned out that I had a dermoid cyst on my ovary. I had immediate surgery to get it removed. Since the surgery, I have had one seizure. I've been seizure free for two years.
I guess the point of my story was that sometimes C.D. can be misdiagnosed. In my case it sure was. :)
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Re: My story with CD

Postby Cate68 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:11 pm

I'm glad that you are better. This is a great story that can give others hope. :)
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