A place to share questions, concerns, and challenges that adults with epilepsy may face in understanding, managing and living with seizures.

Topic: Living With Epilepsy - Adults

Created By: chants | 2007-07-24 00:17 | 10 Comments

I have had a horrible time remembering since I've began having this petit-mal condition. I think it's because my condition isn't severe, at all really. I could probably go a week without a seizure...

Created By: Pebbles33 | 2007-07-23 12:16 | 1 Comment

I saw my neuro Wednesday. I had another baseline EEG and a 48hr EEG done the week before. They lost one of my memory cards for my 48hr EEG so they only had 24hrs of info. Everything came back...

Created By: Postman | 2007-07-21 18:24 | 9 Comments

I want to drive!!!!!! I only experienced one siezure my whole life and Dr. put me on a 6 month restriction!

Created By: melissaky | 2007-07-20 15:18 | 24 Comments

Just wanted to let you guys know how my Aura's felt. See if any one else feels this way. I have temporal lobe epilepsy, and I basically just have auras or simple partial seizures all day long....

Created By: Peaches78 | 2007-07-19 22:37 | 2 Comments

When you have a seizure does it kill brain cells? I saw my primary care doctor last week and he mentioned something about seizures killing brain cells every time you have one. Does anyone know if...

Created By: pgd | 2007-07-19 21:29 | 1 Comment

Anyone diagnosed with a scratched hippocampus which impacts memory in some way?

Created By: kerallison | 2007-07-19 20:24 | 3 Comments

I have been dealing with depression for a few years now, and have been reluctant to take the suggested meds for it because of my long term success with my seizures. i have been seizure-free for 7...

Created By: jenny_74 | 2007-07-19 14:52 | 42 Comments

my seisures started when ı was 19 i had memory loss and i kept on asking my friends who i was and where i was so i was sent to england where i was born (ı am from cyprus)The doctor there told me...

Created By: short circut | 2007-07-19 06:22 | 25 Comments

Do people get a feeling about a specific event or just a general feeling of deja vu? I might have had this happen to me before and didn't know what it was. Are there certain types of seizures...

Created By: chants | 2007-07-18 22:47 | 4 Comments

I have had epilepsy for 5 years; I was diagnosed with petit mal seizures; I take 400mg of tegretol a day (or at least I try to). I don't have seizures that often. I usually can control them.

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Created By: sugarsue | 2007-07-17 21:24 | 7 Comments

Hi, I don't know where to post this so I thought I'd try here to see if any of this craziness rings a bell with anyone.

I have heard about people who have seizures may have religious...

Created By: onemeanmach | 2007-07-17 19:17 | 3 Comments

I'm 22 and have been working on and off as an automotive mechanic. Infact, I went to trade school just to learn all about it. It's a great job for someone my age, and I like doing it. I was...

Created By: elizleigh | 2007-07-16 15:51 | 1 Comment

Does anyone experience emotional or mental-type auras? If so, what and how do you experience them?

Created By: Tim | 2007-07-16 11:15 | 2 Comments

Just under 3 weeks ago I had a series of seizures. In retrospect I had had them before, but by blind bad luck they had slipped under the medical radar being understandably diagnosed as something...

Created By: Chrissyml | 2007-07-16 00:32 | 4 Comments

I think I have associative aphasia. I've had the symptoms for years. However I have read it is considered extremely uncommon. Is there anyone else with epilepsy here who thinks they have cognitive...

Created By: Mel26 | 2007-07-15 19:58 | 4 Comments

I have been taking 500mg/day of Tegretol for almost a year. My husband and I are desperate to have another baby so on the advice of my neuro I started to wean off a month ago.

I first...

Created By: Brainskip | 2007-07-14 09:20 | 3 Comments

Howdy,

I was kinda wondering about this and how many people can feel or know that their seizures are about to start?

I personally don't have a clue or remember having one anyway....

Created By: jacky99 | 2007-07-14 06:15 | 0 Comments

there are times when i get a wierd feeling in my head where i can feel my muscles wanting to spasm. i can feel my right side tightening and loosening, my arm and hand would clench up close to my...

Created By: crazyglued | 2007-07-13 16:53 | 6 Comments

I am an 32 year old female... never had seizures in my life... I get this heavyness that comes over me starting at the top of my head and goes down my body... I feel like I am going to pass out...

Created By: Brainskip | 2007-07-13 14:22 | 0 Comments

Howdy,

Im new to this site but not to E. I have had it for a long time now going on around 33 years. Over the last couple years it has gotten progresivly worse, having clusters of grand...

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