This may be a strange post for this Blog however God is good and all ills can but produce good. Empathy, Sympathy,anger,even grief, each one play their part in the formation of the Soul.
I have been ill over this past week, a kind of falling where my legs become as if paralysed for up to three hours, furthermore I experience double vision and a crown of thorns headache. This has been occurring over a three year period; the first time coincided with the commencement of another trial drug for my epilepsy, it was Perampanel (sold under the trade name Fycompa – almost immediately I began to experience symptoms similar to those above, so we withdrew the drug.
Over the next few years I began to experience the same events – without Perampanel and deduced that something else was happening. It had happened twice while out with a Care Worker and twice last year while at home.
It wasn’t until this past fortnight when I experienced the incidents on several occasions – sometimes several times a day, that my Neurologist and me came to a possible conclusion.
Those with epilepsy over the age of of 60 have the possibility of developing migraines – and I am luck enough (not) to be one of them.These may be Ictal or Postictal or may take the place of a Simple Partial Seizures and or accompany it.
As yet I have been too busy trying to remain upright and to see straight as to notice whether or not I am having a seizure of any kind. These latest episodes left me so weak that I slept for two days.
Today I visited my neurologist who gave me two cortisone injections just below my skull on each side of my head. Must wait a few hours to see whether they take.