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A place for those who care for and about people with epilepsy - caring for yourselves as well as those around you.

Topic: Family & Friends

Created By: torielis | 2005-01-06 21:24 | 356 Views | 7 Comments

I have just recently joined this group and it's a comfort to read about similar situations as my 14 year old daughter.  She began having seizures last June and has almost had them monthly since...

Created By: usmale | 2005-01-05 09:13 | 10759 Views | 29 Comments

This may sound strange, but I really need the input. My Nephew was recently diagnosed with BiPolar Disorder. The "Diagnosis" from what I understand was made simply from descriptions of his...

Created By: meghan555 | 2005-01-04 11:15 | 297 Views | 0 Comments

Hello everyone,  this is my first time to this site and i just want to share my story with you.I have a 4 yr. old daughter that at the end of Octrober started to wake up in the middle of the night...

Created By: ozepilepsy2004 | 2005-01-02 22:36 | 112 Views | 0 Comments

Hi, <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />Would you like the community to have a better understanding of how it feels to be a young person living with...

Created By: rc6002 | 2005-01-02 20:24 | 142 Views | 2 Comments

Hello:  I just found this site today.  What a great site and support.    My son (now 16) had a grandmall seizure in July out of the blue.  It happened at a very early (6:15 am) football practice...

Created By: mollybright | 2005-01-02 16:49 | 114 Views | 0 Comments

Thanks for the suggestions, masterdelve!  I have to talk with Claire's teachers when the winter holiday is over and I'll bring up your ideas in our meeting!  If anybody has other suggestions for...

Created By: livebyfaith | 2004-12-25 16:33 | 865 Views | 4 Comments

My spouse and I are both 36 yrs old. he has had epilleptic seizures since he was around 5 years old and they were petite mal due to being thrown off the back of a bike and hitting his head on the...

Created By: jtkbrown1 | 2004-12-22 12:52 | 247 Views | 3 Comments

My daughter is 5 years old.  She has ahd seizures off and on since she was 3 months old.  The other day, she went to an amusment park and rode about 6 rides.  All of the rides were in a circular...

Created By: tammarrasmom | 2004-12-21 15:48 | 371 Views | 8 Comments

Hi, My name is Erika, and I have a now 2 month old baby girl that has been having seizures since even before she was born. I used to bring it up to the ob that she felt almost spastic in utero and...

Created By: klmahdi | 2004-12-18 23:05 | 194 Views | 0 Comments

Dear All,I have just joined this group to get some help or advice on my daughter's present condition.I am 24 yrs old and I live here in Djibouti. Last week, my 6 month-old daughter was having...

Created By: asteriatic | 2004-12-17 19:06 | 246 Views | 2 Comments

Hi - I'm 15 years old and while I'm not epileptic, my brother is.Over the past year or so, something a little weird has been happening to me. I'll be dreaming, and the more intense or faster the...

Created By: mjsmom | 2004-12-16 07:49 | 233 Views | 3 Comments

Hi Everyone...My daughter is scheduled to have resective epilepsy surgery on December 30th, after two years post-encephalitis refractory seizures (we've tried ALL the meds, three at a time and...

Created By: wendymartinez | 2004-12-15 19:06 | 246 Views | 4 Comments

Hi,I have a 4 year old with Epilepsy and was diagnosed about 2 1/2 months ago.  He has been taking Lamictal and seems to be controlled at 15mg 2x daily, so the Neuro says to leave him at 15mg...

Created By: rocking4epilepsy | 2004-12-14 00:07 | 432 Views | 6 Comments

Hi all, My name is Jen and I have been lerking on this site for ages and decided to join and post tonight. On March 9, 1998 (the day after my 32nd Birthday) I was made the happiest person in the...

Created By: ozepilepsy2004 | 2004-12-10 03:29 | 184 Views | 0 Comments

Hi,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> I would like to sincerely thank the 97 people who have completed my survey to date and to encourage anyone...

Created By: kbteachem | 2004-12-09 03:55 | 380 Views | 4 Comments

My 2 year old son has been diagnosed with absence seizures during the past 3 weeks.  He has been on meds only for 2 weeks.  We are currently increasing the dose because the seizures are about...

Created By: teresanz | 2004-12-09 03:55 | 247 Views | 3 Comments

 

Created By: teresanz | 2004-12-09 03:55 | 197 Views | 1 Comment

They increased rapidly to 10x per day when he started on a very low dose of epilim.  Once he started epilim, the seizures stopped for a few weeks and then he started having grand mal/tonic clonic...

Created By: jackieoh | 2004-12-06 10:57 | 627 Views | 16 Comments

My husband had epilepsy and had surgery a little over two months ago. He has had auras on and off for the past two days, no seizures. However, when I called his doctors office the nurse said...

Created By: sssmom | 2004-12-06 07:00 | 271 Views | 6 Comments

My son has been having seizures since birth, but at 10 months has finally got a diagnosis of epilepsy -- complex partial seizures.  He has several medical issues and is currently being followed by...

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