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: court b | 2007-09-09 00:54 | 1 Comment

After trying several medicines I was put on Keppra (750 mg twice a day). Works to control the seizures but the headaches are AWFUL. I also have been told that the old me is gone and has been...

Created By: zoe49576 | 2007-09-08 21:27 | 0 Comments

Last Night I had a Grandmal Seizure. My first one in a year and a half. the Dr. Recently took me off of my Lyrica to reduce the complex partials but this turned into a full blown Grand mal. I...

Created By: jacky99 | 2007-09-08 03:01 | 4 Comments

ok i had to just get this off my chest...

i just watched a movie that had a person have a seizure at a rave. no one knew he had epilepsy. it was kind of funny how it was portrayed because...

Created By: dmacasassy | 2007-09-07 20:56 | 11 Comments

Hi all,

For about the last 10 years, I had these funky "jerks"..dropping things and such when I was tired. And then about 8 months ago, I had a pretty nasty Grand Mal seizure. Come to find...

Created By: speranza82 | 2007-09-07 17:29 | 2 Comments

I've just found out that my company will no longer be offering Kaiser medical insurance. I know many people don't like Kaiser, but as I've told my friends -- I'm a Kasier Baby. I won't have to...

Created By: dner | 2007-09-07 09:23 | 2 Comments

I'm trying to find out what the policies are in NC for driving. I have had one seizure and I am on medication. How long does NC usually require you to turn in your license and what are the steps...

Created By: Johan | 2007-09-06 17:57 | 5 Comments

Tell me, how bad is your mem loss. I have to say everytime after a episode I can definately feel that my memory is getting worse. This is long term memory. It is really worring as it starts to...

Created By: lilcrumb3 | 2007-09-06 15:14 | 3 Comments

I want to go on a romantic get away with my boyfriend in the fall, but I'm finding it difficult to know if there are any restaurants that I can eat at. What do you guys do when you travel?

Created By: lilcrumb3 | 2007-09-06 13:30 | 7 Comments

I keep hearing all these things about foods epileptics should and shouldn't eat. Do you guys eat cheese? Is it meant to harm or help? Please answer! Many of my questions go unanswered and I feel...

Created By: Believe | 2007-09-06 12:38 | 40 Comments

I'm just curious how many people drive? I'm at the point where I am on medication, its been 4 months, and my doctor is okay with my driving again. I am just waiting for DMV's approval.

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Created By: karolina | 2007-09-06 07:06 | 4 Comments

Thought I'd lighten the mood here with my own totally embarrassing episode in the ER. I hit my head after a major seizure and I ended up in the ER. I was out cold and when I came to I was...

Created By: karolina | 2007-09-05 21:04 | 3 Comments

I can go weeks without having a seizure. I might have a few, sometimes five or more in a week though that's rare. I'm wondering if other people had more seizures in a week or can go a long time...

Created By: angelais | 2007-09-05 19:49 | 9 Comments

I currently have complex partial seizures. I was diagnosed in April 2006. I have only had four seizures since then, the last being in early june 2007. My original neurologist never reported...

Created By: ialdridge | 2007-09-05 17:22 | 3 Comments

I have read a few of the threads. I gotta say you guys are a hoot! I have basically seizure free for 4 years (meaning I only had a couple) With no meds. about a month or so ago they came back...

Created By: dave 44 | 2007-09-05 15:35 | 41 Comments

When I confide in a doctor what is going on with me will he contact the authorities to revoke me driving privilges if he deems I am unfit ?

Created By: devoney | 2007-09-05 09:08 | 1 Comment

My husband has had 3 major seizures during the last 4 years, with at least one of them being while he was regularly taking Dylantin. Before a seizure would begin his body temperature would plummet...

Created By: jacky99 | 2007-09-04 05:05 | 36 Comments

im not sure how to word this so bear with me.

i was wondering if anyone has noticed themselves getting really angry around the time that they have a seizure. like a day before or something...

Created By: karolina | 2007-09-03 17:42 | 1 Comment

Is the main reason for neurotesting to see if your brain is getting damaged by recurrent seizures? I used to think it was to see if medications were affecting your mind negatively but maybe...

Created By: karolina | 2007-09-01 22:43 | 0 Comments

Do people who have nocturnal seizures usually have daytime ones also? I've always wondered how common this is.

Created By: karolina | 2007-09-01 16:56 | 2 Comments

I think I am going to look for a seizure specialist soon. I am not very happy with my own doctor. I feel like she is not listening very well to my questions and just trying to get me out the...

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