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My mother, Regina, is fighting a long-standing seizure disorder with no income and no health insurance. Please help!

Until recently, my mother's seizures have been fairly well controlled through various medications. In the last year or so, however, one of her prescriptions was switched to one that had "depression and suicidal tendencies" as a side effect. She ended up losing her house and the job that she had been at for nearly 20 years because of these side effects. Regina is now unable to work due to some nerve damage related to the bad medication switch, so in September we moved her in with our family (my daughter, fiancee, and myself) in our two bedroom apartment while she is waiting to hear back about SSI disability and Medicaid. She filed the paperwork for both types of assistance in April and we have not received a response about either. The system is overloaded right now with people who need help, and they aren't getting through my mom's application as fast as we need.

In the past two weeks my mother has has two grand mal seizures that we are aware of. One was nearly ten minutes long, which is incredibly dangerous for the reasons I have explained above. Part of this is due to the fact that she is rationing her medications because they are nearly gone, and part of it is because some of her pills just aren't working as well anymore. She only has a short while before her prescriptions run out completely, and then she will begin having the grand mal type seizures regularly again.

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