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Brain Fuzzy
Epilepsy With a Sense of Humor
6th-Jun-2012 10:01 am
My twitching has worsened.  There are days where the tremors in my arm never stop and my leg occasionally joins in.  I went to see a new neurologist recently, and he actually expressed doubts as to whether or not I have epilepsy (he hasn't seen the EEG yet, though, so who knows?).

All the same, I have something that causes the right side of my body to twitch a LOT.  Closest thing I've seen that I can compare is... well, sometimes it looks like Parkinson's (I'm sure a lot of things look like Parkinson's at one time or another though).  It also causes my brain to shut down sometimes.  Not completely, just to where I'm really incoherent and spaced out.

I like him though.  I don't mind him doubting the Epilepsy diagnosis; we'll see what he decides on from the EEG.  Either way, something's wrong with me.  I don't care what label you want to give it, just fix it!

Exciting news though:

Doctor: Are you driving?
Me: ...I thought Epileptics couldn't...?
Doctor: Do you pass out, lose consciousness?
Me:... no, never have.
Doctor: Then you can drive.
Me: so... you are officially giving me the okay to drive.
Doctor: I officially give you the okay to drive.
Me:... can I have that in writing?
7th-Jun-2012 06:33 am (UTC)
You CAN drive, but if you get too stressed out by driving, pull over and take a break. When I used to drive long distance to visit friends, that's what I'd do.
8th-Jun-2012 01:10 am (UTC)
I will keep that in mind, thankyou. It's not so much stress as spacing out and not paying attention that I have to worry about. Also, I'm worried that one day my tremors might act up while I'm driving. If that were to happen I should be able to control it long enough to pull over, though.
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