I can't remember if I introduced myself when I joined the site a long time ago. I am 73 years old on 31 March, can't understand how I've made it this far.
I was diagnosed as an epileptic at the age of 26 whilst serving in the army and was invalided out. Until 1972 I had very few seizures and worked until I retired in 2005, my work taking me overseas. In 2014 I had two seizures, one May and one in August, was seen by a neurologist who told me not to worry and suggested that I stopped taking Lamotrigine at a very low dose as it would not be effective. this year I had a seizure on 13 January, one on 13 February, sat around until 13 March, nothing happened but next day i had another one. I have made an appointment to see my GP soon. I saw my GP two weeks ago and told her about the January and February seizures when she showed me a letter from the neurologist which he recommended that I should be put on Lamotrigine but at a much higher dose that I was on previously. I shall asked to be given the higher dosage.
The only question I have is will the medication have any effect?
In the last 18 months I have been diagnosed with COPD, Blepharitis, Reflux. I have had mild Psoriasis for many years. My upper teeth are not there in any number. I have worn glasses since the NHS came in in 1948.
Having said all that my general health is good. no aches or pains, coughs or colds, I cant remember the last time I used a tissue for a cold, maybe 50 years.
I can still get up Constitution Hill in Swansea, reputedly the steepest inhabited hill in the UK, average gradient 1 in 5, and at various points on the hill 1 in 3.
I have got a few questions regarding COPD and a few other problems but it is well past my bed time.