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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Life Update: I'm Back!


As some of you may or may not know I suffer from a few health conditions, epilepsy being one of them, and I have had to take some time off away from the blog because of it. Now, I have literally tried so many times to post but nope, my mind has just wanted sleep sleep and more sleep in the past two weeks!
Although I am still tired and straining my eyes whilst writing this (my Mum would tell me off) I just had to give you all a little update and go into a bit more detail about what has been happening in the past two weeks for anyone who is interested!

So, for months on end I have been trying to find a solution with my Doctor to control some horrible symptoms I have been having. The main ones being a very weird head feeling of which comes out of the blue and I believed and still believe they are partial seizures (small seizures where you don't lose consciousness). The Doctor seemed to disagree and to cut a long story short sent me to see endless counsellors, tried to put me on tablets I didn't need and none of this was helping these 'partial seizures'.

The symptoms I was having were these 'partial seizures' which would start off with an echoing in my ear which would then make me feel extremely heavy. So heavy that I could not walk, I was petrified. I barely recognized my own house and I felt completely spaced out. I could barely lift anything and even a fork, for example, felt like 10 stone. These symptoms would only subside but after hours on end. 

I explained to the Doctor about all this and she just said it was anxiety. No. Excuse me Doctor I know I have anxiety but this is something related to epilepsy, I can just tell! She wouldn't listen. This carried on for months until two weeks ago I spoke to her and demanded more anti epileptic medication. I knew in my own body the feelings I were having were to do with epilepsy. She agreed as to be honest, she had come to a complete stand still as to what to say to me anymore due to my ongoing symptoms.

So, I have been taking the extra medication for two weeks and guess what, I have had barely any heaviness, no partial seizures, I don't feel spacey and I actually feel 'normal' in the head. My Doctor rang to check how I was doing and was left speechless when I said I was doing good, after months of doing what she said and feeling worse than ever. I admit I do feel tired, dizzy, and a few other symptoms but that is due to the increase in medication and will hopefully subside.

I look back now and think I spent months of feeling absolutely horrific following the Doctors advice when the answer was in the form of an extra tablet which I suggested to her. It really shows you are the only one who knows your own body and it makes me sick to think I really had to fight and demand what I needed to make me better. 

So, that's why I haven't been blogging and I have missed it greatly! I have also missed the whole blogger community and can't wait to get stuck back into mingling with everyone on Twitter!

I just want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported me through the past couple of weeks, it means the world!

Let the posts resume!



4 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you've not been well. Glad you're on the mend :) I've had problems with doctors in the past not listening to me and misdiagnosing its very frustrating. good on you for pushing them xx

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    1. Hey Elouise, thank you! Sorry to hear you were also misdiagnosed! I feel GP's are ok for general things such as sore throats, infections etc but when it comes to more complicated things they just like to throw you a prescription and get you out ASAP! Xx

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  2. Sorry to hear you've not been feeling well and glad to hear that you are starting to feel better. I agree GPs never seem to want to take you seriously, once they diagnose you it's hard to get them to listen. I had so many problems when I had glandular fever, I had to beg for a blood test. Hopefully see you around the twitter chats soon.

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  3. Glad to see you back first of all. HIIIIIIIIIIIIIII.
    I am hearing this about doctors again and again and it really boils my pee, they just don't seem to care. This happened with my partners mam a few weeks ago maybe things might have been different for her had they believed her and done the tests they should have done in the first place.

    Glad your medication seems to be sorting you out. xox

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