For those of you who currently have, or have in the past had simple partial seizures... what type of medication/treatment worked best for controlling them for you. Also, if you don't mind sharing, what were your seizures like?
I have simple partials in my left hand and arm... weakness, gripping, twitching, full seizing... as well as in my tongue and jaw making it hard to speak breifly (though this is less often than the arm)
I have also had a couple grand mals (in my sleep/nocturnal) about 5 years ago but they are fully under control with my medication.
In the past I took tegretol (almost 4 years) which controlled things well but caused immense weight gain... so I switch to a low dose of topomax. I have been on this for almost 2 years and am back to my "normal weight" but I have a few more simple partials than I used to on tegretol... I also get B12 shots which seem to help but I have to go back once a month for those.
thanks for reading and thanks in advance for your reponses.