I have had epilepsy for 10 years and have never gone more than a year before having a seizure. They always occur in winter months when the mornings are dark and they always happen in early mornings usually before 7am within the first 30 minutes of waking. Because they are only annual they are not deemed severe enough for consultants to get their teeth into and find myself being repeatedly fobbed off with a medication increase. Im now on a maximum dose of Keppra and the last increase had to be done by a consultant as it was beyond the BNF recommended dosage. I now rarely admit to having seizures as I cannot surrender my driving license again. I have done this twice and delayed starting driving for several years. The seizures make me fearful of early mornings and I dred them. The impact on my life is really taking its toll. I would be prepared to surrender my license and have seizures induced if it means long term reliefe. So far I have been given no advice on this and do not know what to do. Does anyone know of a reputable or good Dr or specialist that may be able to take me on? I am happy to go private if it means an end to this.
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