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Rachel

I have had complex partial seizures since the age of 4,my epilepsy is still unknown to why it started.

Over the years I have been put of almost every med there is and been under many different consultants same meds changed my seizures to granmal so was taken off of those and put on tegretal regard which controlled my seizures some what but as I got older and wanted to start a family my meds had to change so I was under Dr bird at the burden centre, frenchay there I was admitted to change meds keppra and Lamotrigine which I have been on now for 10yrs this combination has been brilliant,even though they are not totally controlled I have never felt better.

I have a son who is now 9 and fit and healthy with no problems but now I'm 38 and my son is at an age to be responsible I am gradually reducing meds as I'm on a high dose under the supervision of the doctors. I have not let my fits hold me back for achieving my goals,even though through tough time it gets me down I also think of a positive something to be thankful for and that is my son x

Rachel
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