I suffered a 2 hour grand mal seizure in 1999, having my heart stopped for 4 minutes. I was placed on Tegretol to control my epilepsy, it created extreme panic, fear, anxiety and depression. It destroyed my social life and my engineering career, leaving me suffering from constant emotional stress & epileptic seizures on a daily basis through sleep, and a regular basis through the day. In January 2010 I found my self in Leeds, after becoming homeless in London with my epilepsy. I prayed to grandma who had been the diamond in my youth to me, and that same day I bumped into a couple of missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints (ie) The Book Of Mormon. Since then I have found my career as personal fitness trainer, my understanding of my epilepsy is that it is a very cardio respiratory condition. I was born with the condition but didn't know I had it until I was 20 years old. Cigarettes & tea caused a serious problem (ie) nicotine & caffeine creating stimulation in my body, and my bodies fitness level couldn't cope with my nerves. I joined the local Church and the gym, I've been through a good 5 years of change. The medicine has been changed to pregablin & I ended up at St Pauls mental health unit with the crisis team in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire they put me on quetiapine to create drowsiness. This has answered the extreme problems I had with, short term memory loss, pure fear, anxiety and depression. Trust me fitness is a key to the nervous system, you just need to be doing it with the right breathing patterns, to strengthen your heart, lungs and muscles to rid the extreme feelings & thoughts and raise the confidence in your mind.
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