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: justagirl | 2007-05-12 20:26 | 13 Comments

problem of sorts and was hoping someone can help me.I was diagnosed as a teen with epilepsy,I always had petie mal seizures,,For some reason,,,,since I dnt have the very NOTIEABLE kind,,,,i think...

Created By: Greg671 | 2007-05-11 22:37 | 1 Comment

HI everyone, I just want to ask a question because I am left very confused by my doctor's diagnosis. First of a bit about me, I have been seeing a psychiatrist for 5 years for depression and body...

Created By: tbear0628 | 2007-05-11 16:28 | 2 Comments

HI All,

I have recently been diagnosed with epilepsy. I had a full seizure about two months ago while shopping and was placed on Trileptal, 600 mg/day. I have not had any major events...

Created By: ltiger19 | 2007-05-11 13:39 | 0 Comments

Hi everyone,
I feel like I need to say something. I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 11 yrs old and was told I would most likely outgrow it by the time I was 13 but I didn't. When I...

Created By: Matt74 | 2007-05-10 19:10 | 5 Comments

I was wondering how many of you are going to graduate school and how that works out for you. For example, do you have cognitive issues, and how do you deal with these? Or, how do you keep...

Created By: Peaches78 | 2007-05-10 12:23 | 2 Comments

I am considering a move to Dartmouth, MA to attend grad school. One of the things that concerns me though is finding a good neurologist up there. I was wondering if anyone from that area could...

Created By: ehcinelli | 2007-05-09 15:42 | 6 Comments

I've had epilepsy for 26 years now and have exausted all the meds. and tried the VNS and I still keep on falling down. I went to the University of Florida Shands hospital and they told me that...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-05-09 11:10 | 6 Comments

I am seeing a Dr. Andrew Cole at Massachusetts General Hospital at the beginning of June. He was recommneded to me by "gretat" here on this forum. I was told by the secretary to bring all EEG...

Created By: Anonymous | 2007-05-08 21:50 | 1 Comment

About a month ago my 5 year old Lhasa Apso was ttaekn to the ER vet for what looked like seizures and they kept her over nght and had togibe her valium for it. They dxd he wiht partial epilpsy...

Created By: Anonymous | 2007-05-08 21:33 | 14 Comments

Hi, I am just curious as to what happens to you when you have a complex partial seizures.
what kind of things go on or happen.

when I have one I start by frothing at the mouth then...

Created By: Anonymous | 2007-05-08 08:53 | 2 Comments

Help! I am new to this!

I am 37 years old, had one seizure in July 06 and a second in Feb 07 (after 6 mos. seizure free I slacked off on my Trileptal-never again!!!)

I find myself in...

Created By: Anonymous | 2007-05-07 19:46 | 5 Comments

I will try to explain it as best as I can. All of this happens during sleep. When I first started having problems I had fallen asleep one night and woke up cause in my "dream" I saw a small bright...

Created By: islandfever | 2007-05-07 07:16 | 1 Comment

Hi,

If anyone has a link which explains whether or not this is linked to epilepsy, please let me know. Also, is it possible ( please do not scoff at me), that if your brain is "misfiring...

Created By: sackofrice | 2007-05-07 02:21 | 0 Comments

wow. what a difference a day makes. and days could include movies.

an unfinished life - http://www.miramax.com/anunfinishedlife/...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-05-05 20:28 | 6 Comments

I started off years ago smelling ammonia, then it changed to marijuana, then to, dead mouse. As of last month I am now smelling gasoline. Has any one else had their olefactory stuff change over...

Created By: Lindyp | 2007-05-04 10:04 | 4 Comments

I am 58 and female and had a seizure 10 years ago, and then a couple of weeks ago really bad one. The docs have decided not to put me on medication for the time being, because of the infrequency,...

Created By: senses3 | 2007-05-03 14:54 | 0 Comments

edit: my doctor also said that the most likely cause of my seizures is that when i'm "stoned" and go to sleep my brain waves are really low, and then when it wears off my brain waves spike really...

Created By: jsum06 | 2007-05-03 09:47 | 1 Comment

I am 28 years old and have been diagnosed w/ epilepsy for about a year or so and have been treated over maybe the past 9 months or so. I am on lamictal and trilleptal and my periods have all but...

Created By: SoulsDescend | 2007-05-03 09:35 | 2 Comments

First of all I apologize for this post, I imagine how annoying these must be, and I do plan on getting a full check-up with my doctor as soon as I can get some sort of health insurance. It's just...

Created By: wendy girl | 2007-05-03 08:34 | 0 Comments

Help, I need advice. I had 1 abnormal eeg and was put on trileptal, told I have tle. Unfortunately, my family had a hard time with that so I went to boston for another opinion and a 4 day aeeg...

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