Linda Nurse

I was a breach baby & suffered severe Brain Damage due to forceps delivery plus suffered a sub-dural Brain Haemorrage. I had my first seizure at 6 & was told I had Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. I would have 3 - 4 seizures a week and was worse when on monthly cycle my seizures were a mixture peti Mal & Grand Mal.

It affected schooling, employment, income & social life. In my 30's they asked if I would try the new drug Topamax but was not told all the side effects it causes as it got too strong for my brain, hallucinations & hearing voices which lead to a psychotic breakdown, it took a while to get myself back to normal.

I then turned and studied Alternative Medicine & natural remedies plus did Yoga & Meditation & found it was helping as my seizures got less and I was more confident and positive. Now I have gone through Menopause and have gone 5 yrs seizure free

Linda Nurse
Add your story

There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment...

Question about your epilepsy?

Your question will be sent to our helpline advisors.

Have a comment about this page?

All comments are reviewed by a moderator before publishing. Comments will be edited or deleted if they are offensive, libellous, slanderous, abusive, commercial or irrelevant.

We ask for your email when you make a comment through this website. This means that we can let you know directly that we have replied to you. By making a comment through the website, you allow us to use the comment in our publicity without using your name. If we would like to use your name, we will email you to get your permission.

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
1 + 4 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.