What Others Can't See in People with "Controlled" Epilepsy
- Morning: Whoosh. There goes that first mega dose. It hits, and I have to be seated and try not to put myself in a position in which I have to say anything important. If I bend my head down, I’ll go toxic and need to lie down for over an hour. If I take my Vitamin C, my blood will rush a little, and I’ll also go toxic.
- Lunchtime: One tab of lamotrigine? Not so bad.
- Evening: I take another, larger dose of lamotrigine. It’s not as bad as the morning, but I have to be prepared to be dizzy just in case it hits. No hot pans for me. No walking far. Pillows always in reach.
- And bedtime: I’m happy to have as much carbamazepine as possible. If I time my brushing teeth, etc. just right, I can get the whoosh that might help me sleep. If I don’t, then the whoosh will come and go and I may never sleep.