Health knowledge made personal
Birthday: April 1
Height: 5’ 8”
Weight: 308 lbs.
I am 54 year old Native American male. Since my birth, epilepsy was present in my life. I was a baby that did not cry. In elementary school on my report cards, it says Robbie was day dreaming again. My epilepsy occurs not only in the daytime; but at night as well. I have complex partial seizures with REM sleep disorder. My nights seem like night terrors. Sometimes I know what is happening; but for the most part I do not know what is going on. My Wife of 23 years tells me of my actions at nights.
In October and December, I was hospitalized twice with hyponatremia and SIDAH. I was taken off my Trileptal and placed on Keppra. Keppra caused me to very disoriented to life. Then I was placed on a medicine known as Lamictal. I made disoriented, tired, groggy, double vision, extreme pressure on my head, and the left side of my face, eye, and lip to go numb. Now I am on a medicine known as Vimpat. I am more alert on this medicine. My memory issues are less than when I was on Keppra or Lamictal. I was high functioning for 28 years with a good long term job. Now I can hardly function through a partial day of my life.