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: Jersey | 2007-02-09 22:46 | 109 Views | 1 Comment

Well I offically started Keppra tonight-- 500mg a day. My neuro said it could make me sleep the first few days (which is why i started on a weekend!) and I am... but that could be due to 9hr work...

Created By: Gina Marie | 2007-02-09 18:25 | 216 Views | 7 Comments

During your seizures?

The majority of my seizures I'm in a semi state of awareness, even if I can't respond. I see some things, hear quite a bit. I'm not really thinking though, more like...

Created By: jnjgoss | 2007-02-09 11:01 | 144 Views | 1 Comment

I hate living with seizures but I guess I have to deal with it until I trust God for complete healing of the Body Soul and mind and possibly spirit. God does help me a tremendous amount with my...

Created By: sasquash | 2007-02-08 01:17 | 171 Views | 0 Comments

Hello,

I'm just wondering if anyone here with E has ever experienced this in relation to their seizures?

The last month or so I have had something new happening. All sound will...

Created By: cjwilson74 | 2007-02-07 14:49 | 148 Views | 2 Comments

Over the past 20 years I have had about 5 TC seizure. I had a seizure last week which is the 1st in about 7 years. I have been on 300mg of Dialantin since 1999 but it was determined my serum...

Created By: ramdom | 2007-02-07 05:11 | 716 Views | 12 Comments

I'm curious to know how long people have been seizure free before they (or their doctor) consider themselves "cured" (with or without medication), or if you prefer the correct term, gone into...

Created By: halbee | 2007-02-06 10:04 | 308 Views | 5 Comments

I seem to be one of the very few people with TLE who have had olifactory hallucinations who only experienced pleasant smells.

Until starting medication these were generally food smells and...

Created By: cjwilson74 | 2007-02-05 18:38 | 171 Views | 1 Comment

Hello all,

I was orginally dianosed with E after one grand-mal back in 1987. I was on a mix of AEDs for about 2 year and took myself off the drugs as I entered high school. I remained...

Created By: tlh64 | 2007-02-05 14:25 | 153 Views | 1 Comment

Hi everyone.
Have any of you had trouble with your family understanding that you have a physical disorder and not a psychological one? I feel my sisters think my problem is more of a...

Created By: IkeTurnerEatsStars | 2007-02-05 09:58 | 94 Views | 0 Comments

I'm a 28 yr old black male and I've was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 12/13. I take 400mg of Dilantin daily. I've always had grand mal/tonic clonic seizures and nothing less. There was a time...

Created By: Kknic | 2007-02-05 06:06 | 117 Views | 0 Comments

My name is Nichola Moore, I am a Fine art student at Middlesex University, England and I have epilepsy and amnesia. I find that it is not easy to express my epileptic fits in experiences and word...

Created By: paperbird | 2007-02-05 00:21 | 134 Views | 0 Comments

I have a strange type I block out everything that is painful or sickly..then I wake up and say what the hell happenend. This can and has gone on for hours and days. ANybody else?

Created By: mckenzie_boo | 2007-02-04 15:03 | 334 Views | 5 Comments

i will start by giving a brief history. started having petit mal age 6,last seizure age 11,then when i was 18,i started having grand mal seizures,then stopped when i was 21 & then age 28...

Created By: girlygirl | 2007-02-04 13:42 | 178 Views | 2 Comments

im in group therapy and one of my counselors said i was better.enough to get my license.but what about my epilepsy.how long do you have to be seizure free?i was seizure free for 5 years and had a...

Created By: Luisa | 2007-02-03 22:59 | 377 Views | 0 Comments

Has anyone switched from Trilptal to Lamictal. I'm switching because I've been on Trilptal for 5 years (the last grand mal I had was 5 years ago) and I'm tired of being dumb all the time. I'm...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-02-03 15:36 | 22581 Views | 15 Comments

anyone ever get the experience where you just start staring off into space, and then someone notices and asks you what you are looking at, and you hear them asking... and it is hard to stop...

Created By: carrieb | 2007-02-03 13:23 | 329 Views | 13 Comments

Is there anyone out there with Simple Partials who experiences a tingling and burning sensation in only half of their body - the opposite side where the seizures are starting? For myself, the...

Created By: jessica892 | 2007-02-02 13:59 | 223 Views | 4 Comments

Mike is 23, 6'3" 175 lbs, healthy as a horse. Except he has had three seizures. Two last year and one last night. His Catscan came back normal and his EEG from last year was normal. They are Gran...

Created By: GetBackJack | 2007-02-02 02:50 | 103 Views | 0 Comments

Hi,
I've been a member for a while but, I'm trying to see if I can get a group together on my campus for students with epilepsy. I've been seizure free for about 4 months due to...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-02-01 14:16 | 6810 Views | 7 Comments

1. Anyone know if a seizure can cause your heart to have an irregular ryhthm?

2. Does it work the other way around...can an arrhythmia cause a seizure?

3. For people who have...

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