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nanowrimo 2010


Diary of a Blind Madman

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Less than satisfying
nanowrimo 2010

My visit today to Dr. Cushball was, well . . . less than satisfying.

My diagnosis is "seizure activity". That sounds too generic to me. I asked for a likely cause and was given a lecture on brain function (unneeded) and was told "sometimes it just happens". Well, that is acceptable, I suppose, but I don't intend to do nothing about discovering a cause. Dr. Cushball put me on a medication that takes five weeks to become effective. I don't remember the name and don't feel like getting up to look at it. I will research the drug.

I cannot believe that Dr. Cushball has no plans to find out the reason for my seizures, only to treat them. I am going to get a second opinion.

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Sometimes it just happens? Huh? This sounds plenty weird to me. I would run, and not walk, to a second opinion. Was anything mentioned regarding this new medication and the meds you are taking for depression?

You might want to include the Epilepsy Foundation http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/ in your investigations. Their eCommunities look very active.

Specifically, I would urge you to read this transcript available there, on Mood Disorders and Epilepsy:

Your local library (Missouri River Regional) has access to EBSCOhost, which includes both full text Clinical Pharmacology and Health Source: Consumer Edition and Health Source: Academic/Nursing Edition, which both have extensive full text medical journals and resources. I don't think they have remote access set up though. Those resources are also available through State offices and through schools and Higher Ed in Jeff City.

I hope that this helps you.

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