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: stu | 2007-03-07 18:11 | 3 Comments

Does anybody wear one? My seizures have all been Simple Partials, but do you think I should get one in the event that I ever have a worse seizure?

Created By: Jimmy8 | 2007-03-07 00:40 | 7 Comments

I'm 33 years old, healthy (I cycle and run on a regular basis and do triathlons/runs several times a year). I eat healthy and have had no health issues my whole life. In early January I had a...

Created By: Peaches78 | 2007-03-06 12:54 | 109 Comments

I was just wondering if anyone who started having seizures later felt that they weren't the same person anymore. I started having seizures almost two years ago, right after I turned 27. Inside I...

Created By: epilepsyat51 | 2007-03-04 21:05 | 3 Comments

I had my first seizure at 51 years old. I did not know what happened including my first doctor in the emergency room.I soon found out that I fractured my back.When I returned home, my daughter...

Created By: Kelter | 2007-03-04 13:24 | 1 Comment

Hello all,
I'm Kelly. This is my first ever post here. Woohoo!
I'm 20 and have had epilepsy for 13 years. I've been diagnosed with Temporal Lobe (Right I think) Epilepsy with Simple...

Created By: JimmyTera2006 | 2007-03-01 19:55 | 9 Comments

I am 28 years old and I have been married for about 2 months. My husband does not know much about epilepsy. My seizures are mostly triggered by lack of sleep and stress. He just believes I say...

Created By: dmacasassy | 2007-03-01 16:05 | 2 Comments

I've read that a diet similar to the Atkins diet (Ketogenic?) can help to control seizures. I'm on AED for epilepsy as I would imagine most people with epilepsy are. But I'm curious if this...

Created By: beaconeer | 2007-03-01 02:04 | 1 Comment

"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore..."

I dont have a clue if my experiences are similar to anyone else's, anyone else at all, in my region, in my state, in the USA, in...

Created By: revawave | 2007-02-28 09:21 | 5 Comments

I am wondering at what point you can claim disability and receive SSI. I cannot drive and have many petit mal "blank out" seizures a day. I have learned to get around it and I function perfectly...

Created By: INACLASSBYMYLONESOME | 2007-02-25 11:41 | 4 Comments

I WASN'T ADMINISTERED ANY MEDS AFTER BEING ADMITTED THAT MONDAY MORNING. THE PLAN WAS BY NOT BEING ON ANY MEDICATIONS, I WOULD GO INTO A SEZIURE. THEY HOOKED ME UP TO BE MONIOTRED IN HOPES THAT...

Created By: dessim | 2007-02-25 10:06 | 7 Comments

hi, i have been having siezures for over a year now, and at the start of that year, i would have them about 3-4 times a day, and now its gottne to about 1-2 times a week, or even a month. i have a...

Created By: Hoddinott | 2007-02-25 07:58 | 3 Comments

Hi everyone, I'm new here. I've been having seizures now for two years. In the beginning it was two a week then it went to one month then to nothing. I had to quit my job at the time cause the...

Created By: Staci17 | 2007-02-22 23:47 | 1 Comment

I just need some advice. I just moved to montana and am ten hours away from my parents. Lately I have been getting these jerks in my arm. THey seem to start in my head and down my neck. It feels...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-02-22 23:23 | 5 Comments

The results are in from my last sleep deprived EEG, it was completely normal. Now in total, I have had 4 EEG's. #1 was sleep deprived and "was mildly abnormal showing low to moderate voltage...

Created By: DorisEllen | 2007-02-22 16:05 | 0 Comments

I noticed many have difficulty with memory. I can appreicate others experiences since I relate to many of them. Post left temporal, my current memory is really bad, however I can remember things...

Created By: lrshaw | 2007-02-21 21:57 | 3 Comments

I can feel one coming on. They start w/butterflies in my stomach & get off balance & a tingling in my head & i think slower. I'm having the hardest time typing this...I keep having to...

Created By: MOONLIGHT | 2007-02-21 13:34 | 3 Comments

HI PEOPLE
MY NANE IS STEVE IM NEW TO THIS WEBSITE. IVE HAD EPILEPSY FOR 30 YEARS NOW. I WAS WONDERING IF ANYBODY KNOWS IF THERE CLOSE TO FINDING A CURE? OR IF THERE EVEN IS ONE?...

Created By: bhoover81 | 2007-02-19 00:10 | 1 Comment

Hi all! Let me start out by saying it's a pleasure to be a member of this community and wish you all health and happiness.

Let me start out with a little bit of my history and move onto my...

Created By: shwnrao | 2007-02-18 14:19 | 7 Comments

I have had epilepsy since 15. I am 40 now and my tegretol dosage has been increased over the years to 600mgx2. I had a seizure last week. I suspect my body is developing an immunity to Tegretol....

Created By: itsmedy | 2007-02-16 19:27 | 8 Comments

Hi Everyone it's been a while since I have been on the boards. I wanted to post tonight because I am desperate for something to happen in my life. I need a change. My family is struggling so bad...

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