Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Feeling a bit broken

Sometimes it feels that way.

Many of you have heard from C that I had a seizure Friday night. I don't remember at all, except crying as he was trying to get me out of the house to go to the hospital. I remember feeling really afraid, panicky and wanting that feeling to stop. I didn't want to leave the house, I had no idea what was going on.

But C was strong, and calming, and got me taken care of. I had some confusion and amnesia, initially, but he helped me remember when I needed to. I'm just about back to my old self, except for missing several hours before the seizure, and the seizure itself. Which is probably better.

After the CT of my head, the chest x-ray, the bloodwork and urinanalysis, the doctor on call (my GP) and the ER doctor determined that it was likely caused by the Wellb.utrin, which I stopped immediately. I'm feeling okay now, and just talked to the pharma. He said he's never had a patient develop seizures from the W. Guess there has to be a first time for everything. Let's hope it's the last time, for me, too.

28 comments:

erica said...

So sorry that you and C have had to deal with this on top of everything, and really, really glad that you are feeling better.

Busted said...

I'm so incredibly sorry - you really just deserve a break from all of this. Glad to hear you are doing ok and hoping it was just the medicine and it won't recur.

Anonymous said...

oh god, ste -- so so sorry. i'm with c on this: make it stop, make it stop.
--carole

Leslee said...

Oh, my! That's so scary. I'm so glad that you are okay. Sending you lots of calming vibes and warm thoughts...

Leslee
babyattheend

Michele said...

I'm so sorry. I'm sure it feels like it is just one more thing...

Sending hugs...

Tash said...

I'm sooo glad you're feeling better. What an incredibly scary thing to have happen.

Sending you all the mending thoughts I can muster. Thinking of you all.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

I really don't know what to say.

I wish these things would just stop, and you would get the peace you both deserve.

Aunt Becky said...

Oh Sue. Just what you freaking needed. I'm so sorry. Let me know if you need anything. I'm ALWAYS around.

A.M.S. said...

How frightening! You are in my thoughts.

Ya Chun said...

(((((hugs)))))

wereyoulookingforme said...

Sending you {{HUGS}} - I'm sorry you went through that - how scary to lose so many hours. I hope you never have to go through this again.

luna said...

geez, sue, I'm so sorry. hope everything is clear and you are ok.

Heather said...

Wow- that's nuts. I'm so sorry you had to go through that. Glad to hear you're feeling better.

loribeth said...

That must have been so scary for both of you!! I'm glady you're feeling better & hope that laying off the drugs helps.

niobe said...

How terrifying. Thinking of you.

m said...

I am really, really sorry and hope that you feel better soon.

From what I know of W., the risk of seizure is fairly high, esp. when combined with other meds. I am hoping that switching off it will mean an end to scary, scary seizures.

Julia said...

So good to hear from you directly. But how terribly scary that must've been. I'm sorry. And yes-- that was one too many, and hopefully the last.

Betty M said...

I'm so sorry you had this frightening experience but glad to hear that you are feeling ok now the W has been stopped. Hope this was a one time only experience.

CLC said...

How scary for you! I am sorry, what a shit thing to happen. I hope the doctors are right and there are no more.

Amy said...

Sue, How incredibly scary! I have been out of blogland for a while now, I guess it's time to come back and check in...thinking of you always! Big hugs and very glad you are alright!

Nikole said...

Oh, how scary. Thinking of you lots.

melka said...

Hi Sue -
I'm way behind in offering my thoughts and hugs here for this latest stress and scare, but offer them I do.

I've been reading here awhile, only just now getting up the gumption to comment and blog myself.

Yours is an amazing, heartbreaking story and I'm grateful you've shared it here. Your intelligence, both head and heart-wise, is clear and obvious, standing firm in all you've been through.

I hope you're taking care. And happy birthday to your old man.

Quách Đại ka said...

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