Epileptic St. Lucian finds relief in Guyanese treatment
(ST Lucia News Online) A 26-year-old St Lucian woman who has been suffering from epilepsy for 15 years is now in a better state following a recent visit to Guyana where she received a diagnosis and treatment.
According to the woman, Sara Wilson of Ciceron, she went to several local specialists throughout her 15-year long ordeal but none was able to help her reduce the symptoms to manageable levels.
The crippling disease left her with constant seizures that reduced her ability to have a normal life for most of her time in school and early adulthood.
She was teased during high school due to the side effects of her medication she said.
“I went to school and got laughed at every single day because I suffered from hair loss which is one of the side effects of the medications I was taking,” Wilson related.
A decision to send Wilson to Guyana was taken by her family after she fell sick for a total of 5 months;from the 24th of February to the 30th of July.
In Guyana, Wilson was diagnosed with a nerve deficiency which leads to the seizures.
She was prescribed an anti-epilepsy drug; Keffra and she has seen remarkable improvements since.
“Here I am today, no more in wheel chair and with my seizures under control,” she said.
Wilson had a thank you for her family and friends who stood by her during her struggles noting that she is delighted and grateful to be here today because of all their motivations.