Hi everyone, I havent been on for a while but appreciate all the support from people on here and need it again now.
I have had Fibro plus other issues for over fourteen years now. I live with my Fibro daily and like alot of people on here I pace myself during the day and make sure I get a good night's sleep as a basis of trying to contain my flares. Last week I started fitting, totally out of the blue and really scary! I have been to the Dr who misdiagnosed me to start with saying I had benign essential tremors as I am aware during the fits but not able to control them. My son who is 26 visited me a few days later and I had two during his visit so he videoed me. We took the video to the Dr who has now referred me to the Neuro saying that she was wrong it is Petit Mals a form of Epilepsy. What a blow at my age!! My main issue is that they have put me on Beta Blockers to try and control the fits but this seems to counteracting the Pregabolin which helps me to sleep so not only am I sore all over from the fits and muscle spasms but my sleep pattern has gone out of the window. I feel so low as I cannot come off the Beta blockers til I have seen the neuro in July (earliest appt) and I cannot go on without a night's sleep for much longer. That is all on top of the fact that I run my own small business glass engraving which is not the best of careers if you have fits!!!
Has this happened to anyone else at all? It is obvious my fits are stress/anxiety driven so is this a progression of my Fibro? Any help would be greatly appreciated