Since being diagnosed with epilepsy 3 months ago and reading these posts and participating in the chat rooms I have learned so much. For instance. The world does not periodically just smell like rotten eggs out of the blue to me and to me alone for no reason. It wasnâ€™t until recently that I realized that I was the only one smelling it because it wasnâ€™t until recently that I started asking other people if they smelled it too. I was just so accustomed to smelling it that I assumed everyone else was too. A few weeks ago it was so bad I asked a co-worker over to my cubicle and asked her to take a whiff to see if she could smell it too. All she could smell was my after shave which she said smelled nice. Once I started paying attention to the fact that I was the only one that smelled the rotten eggs I also paid attention to the metallic taste that I had in my mouth and the fact that my stomach felt tight like it was cramping. I also noticed that I would get light headed and spacey followed by a slight headache and fatigue. The worse the smell and the longer it lasted (especially in heat) the worse the symptoms. It also seems to get worse when I make quick movements or get stressed or irritated of confused.
Look how much you learn when you pay attention and donâ€™t just ignore things cause they have happened for so long. Iâ€™ve noticed that
I am on 300 mg of Topamax right now. I see an Epileptologist tomorrow and hopefully he can give me something to help me with the rotten egg smell which leads to fatigue which leads to me sleeping my life away whether Iâ€™m actually asleep or not.