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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: vrleigh | 2006-07-28 15:15 | 206 Views | 0 Comments

I just had the Dr's office fax me a copy of my EEG report. When I was on the phone with the nurse, she was reading part of the report, almost to herself, but I could hear her. She said something...

Created By: gretchen1 | 2006-07-27 23:06 | 178 Views | 3 Comments

I know this is a HUMAN forum, but my dog also has epilepsy, I posted this question on a canine epilepsy forum and got no answer. So? I'm trying here and hope no one minds. She is not only my...

Created By: elsea | 2006-07-27 22:07 | 258 Views | 10 Comments

I was at work and I had a short episode - 20 seconds - no one was around so it was fine. But what if I am waiting on someone, then what do I say? I don't lose consciousness, just tremor a lot -...

Created By: jamieb5210 | 2006-07-27 12:16 | 178 Views | 0 Comments

I had my second appt with my epileptologist today. Unfortunately I am on vacation right now, so he is only a temporary doctor. I go home next week to my neurologist.
I am on my 6th week of...

Created By: benjlenbar | 2006-07-27 05:08 | 262 Views | 2 Comments

Hi I am also new to this site but I see no answer to my question. My father has been taking his meds since feburary. Last night he forgot to take his meds, after he came home he had forgotten...

Created By: elsea | 2006-07-26 12:39 | 173 Views | 1 Comment

I'm standing and my head goes down toward my chest, I freeze that way for 10 seconds or so. My mind is fully aware. Does anyone else have that and would you mind sharing your dx? Dr. suspects...

Created By: fzMousie | 2006-07-26 07:49 | 177 Views | 2 Comments

I had a bizarre dream last night. I dreamed I came into work and had a seizure this morning.

I dreamed it from my own perspective. Every sensation and feeling was real, exactly the way...

Created By: cindym | 2006-07-23 16:58 | 159 Views | 1 Comment

Does anyone have seizures that are sometimes triggered by colors? A lot of mine are and I was wondering about the transition lens glasses for them. I have other triggers also, but a lot seems...

Created By: George R | 2006-07-22 19:12 | 651 Views | 6 Comments

Are you like me? That is, when we're in the midst of these sky-high temperature days of July and August, do your seizures increase? Are you short of temper? Headaches to deal with daily? For me,...

Created By: kevinmo99 | 2006-07-21 16:02 | 156 Views | 1 Comment

I lost job on july 19 in philly am more angry than any thing else. Could use any advice that any one has out there to get thru this.Have some info on help but could use more thank you.

Created By: George R | 2006-07-21 14:57 | 5935 Views | 40 Comments

The more I ask folks with "E" about their reactions to caffeine (in far more foods than coffee and tea), the more I realize I'm not alone. For as great as a cup of that brown stuff tastes, it sure...

Created By: vrleigh | 2006-07-19 17:49 | 354 Views | 4 Comments

Hi:

I'm fairly new here. I had my first (and only so far) grand mal seizure last month. I am currently on 100 mg of Lamictal twice a day.

I have read somewhere that people who have...

Created By: cindym | 2006-07-19 12:26 | 540 Views | 3 Comments

Does anyone out there wear a seizure helmet?
I have one that I was prescribed by my doctor, but I find that since I have been wearing it I feel some of the ptsd from the past trigger...

Created By: seizuregirl | 2006-07-18 04:52 | 129 Views | 0 Comments

Hi everybody. Guess my last update was in June...sorry about that. I've been extremely busy of late. My students are driving me crazy. My friend, who is normally the lead teacher, has been absent...

Created By: edel | 2006-07-17 15:09 | 212 Views | 5 Comments

Ive just been told i got epilepsy and ive lost my car n cant drink anymore 2 things i have to say i liked and thought i needed. im not lookin 4 pity im just very lost and need some1 to talk to i...

Created By: stefie | 2006-07-16 17:05 | 197 Views | 1 Comment

Hello there everyone-

This is my first posting in this forum, glad to have found it.
A little about me...
I first started having seizures in my early 20's and wasnt diagnosed...

Created By: SheilaM | 2006-07-16 13:47 | 182 Views | 2 Comments

I ahve just been diagnosed 5 weeks ago, was told I have petite mal seizures, I assume from doing research that I am experiencing simple partial seizures, I am totally aware of my surroundings,...

Created By: dupuisjr | 2006-07-15 19:51 | 280 Views | 11 Comments

Hi all:

Before being diagnosed with ep, I had a minor memory problem. Since then It has gotten increasingly worse. Now it's to the point I can't remember business transactions when asked...

Created By: honeybear | 2006-07-15 07:49 | 534 Views | 8 Comments

Hi all
I have been getting these strange thinks in my right arm and I was wondering if they may be myoclonic jerks.

I get them a few times a day, more so in the evenings, it seems to...

Created By: WendyBendy | 2006-07-13 14:59 | 172 Views | 3 Comments

I had a partial Sunday morning and then one at work Monday at lunch. I could not get my neuro (not local) so I went to my general doctor here. He ordered an MRI and EEG and could not believe my...

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