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: rodskid | 2007-03-17 01:36 | 1 Comment

My mother (age 65) had two seizures a couple of years ago. They were approximately 1 month apart. She is now on Tegretol. We pretty well know she is going to have a day of "spells" (most likely...

Created By: kevinmo99 | 2007-03-16 19:30 | 0 Comments

I am entering day 3 of panic issues medicine at bed time helps me get some sleep . Constant panic when i am awake and i am very frustrated about it . Under a lot of pressure and trying to get my...

Created By: phoebea | 2007-03-16 18:11 | 3 Comments

I had a seizure recently and ended up in the ER. I've had all the tests done and they all came back normal. From my discussions with the neurologist it sounds like I've had a couple seizures...

Created By: lrshaw | 2007-03-15 17:54 | 4 Comments

For as long as I can remember I get the occasional twitch in my eyes. Nothing big, just occasionally the muscles jump. But ever since my first "episode" (Nov '06, still undergoing testing, the dr...

Created By: lisabdcat | 2007-03-15 13:46 | 1 Comment

My 18 year old daughter has grand mal seizures and after the shaking part of the seizure, she stops breathing for 15-20 seconds. Has anyone else experienced this and how do you handle it? Lisa...

Created By: jlablackbird | 2007-03-15 01:39 | 1 Comment

My daughter (age 18) was in the hospital last month because she had two seizures. The first one happened in the hospital emergency room when we were waiting with her dad who was having chest pain...

Created By: kevinmo99 | 2007-03-14 21:08 | 0 Comments

went back to school and have been doing well. Major panic attack going on right now . Very hard dealing with it and want to do things in the right manner.

Created By: hmselby2 | 2007-03-14 13:33 | 1 Comment

A coworker just told me about a news story she just saw correlating overdue births to incidence of epilepsy. It said that a baby that was 2 wks overdue had a 20-30% chance of having epilepsy, and...

Created By: islandfever | 2007-03-14 05:49 | 9 Comments

I was told my EEG showed "seizure potential" to which I responded "Doesn't everyone have seizaure potential"? My thinking was, if you have a brain, you have the potential for anything to be wrong...

Created By: nastaran | 2007-03-14 02:22 | 2 Comments

HI everyone
i was wondering if its possible for the seizures and epilepsy to go away as u get older. im 20 and i've had seizures since i was 7 but theyre controled with drugs. i take 400mg...

Created By: Tiger_luv1 | 2007-03-14 01:33 | 6 Comments

In 2002 at the age of 25 yrs old. I hade a major stroke, leaving me with seizures. At that time I was inacoma (sp) for 3 months. I have a 7 month old kitten, there have been times when I fell a...

Created By: Jersey | 2007-03-13 21:28 | 6 Comments

i had a relapse seizure at work today. lost my license for 6 months.

i'm so annoyed right now. not upset, but really annoyed.

Created By: janna78 | 2007-03-12 22:18 | 22 Comments

I was just diagnosed with epilepsy about 3 months ago (28 year old female). I am currently on 200mg of lamictal per day and it seems to be working well - seizure free for about 2 months. All of...

Created By: cedar | 2007-03-12 20:35 | 0 Comments

Hi I have lived in New England all of my life. Now we are talkingo f a move to Florida. We actually have put money down on a house. The idea at first sounded appealing. Now I am going through all...

Created By: bleedingheart | 2007-03-12 16:37 | 1 Comment

Hi
Does anyone out there find that daylight savings seems to provoke a potential seizure when it throws their biological clock out of wack? I don't have any seizures from this anymore but...

Created By: drusilla_rb | 2007-03-12 16:11 | 7 Comments

Oftentimes, before I get a sudden jerk (I won't call it a myoclonic jerk or anything like that, I have no diagnosis and it seems a bit premature), I get this strange sensation running up through...

Created By: rockinjem | 2007-03-12 13:11 | 0 Comments

Hi,
My boy friend has had epilepsy since he was 15. He was in a really bad accident which caused it. He is now 44 and is on Phenytoin. He has no problems getting an erection or keeping it....

Created By: islandfever | 2007-03-12 12:23 | 5 Comments

I just read it. It's me. I'm doing what my doctor says, but does it get better? I'm really new to this stuff. I've just recently been diagnosed. I'm trying not to freak out here. But, I'm...

Created By: sdfreeh | 2007-03-10 12:29 | 20 Comments

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone knows which medication(s) may produce the most sexual side effects. I am on 4 different medications and my sexual desire went way down to just about nothing. I...

Created By: zombie1968 | 2007-03-09 17:01 | 2 Comments

Hello,
I suffer from TLE(left) and have some questions for you all regarding symptoms and meds.I was taking 1500mg. of Keppra for awhile but my insurance expired but I have since regained...

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