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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: MightyMonkey | 2006-10-31 12:31 | 478 Views | 0 Comments

Does anybody have these symptoms with their night seizures? As I am in the process of falling asleep or as I am waking up I get what feels like a lightning bolt about 4 inches above my left ear,...

Created By: fergyscoop | 2006-10-31 11:34 | 248 Views | 9 Comments

Is it true that everytime we have a seizure we lose part of our memory? I'm 24 and I forget things from the past like a few years ago. I know it's not definetly "old age". LOL my mom gets mad...

Created By: westerday | 2006-10-30 21:54 | 364 Views | 10 Comments

yes i know i post too much but everyone that i know who has seizures is happily married or taken care of by extended family and the like etc etc, and i am just me. i have literally lost roommates...

Created By: westerday | 2006-10-30 20:41 | 579 Views | 7 Comments

ive been on dilantin and my neurologist just put me on topamax. i am rejoicing because i hate the side effects of dilantin and the fact that all my labwork never shows that i have enough in my...

Created By: liliansabina | 2006-10-30 18:54 | 208 Views | 0 Comments

Hi there,

I'm writing to find out if there's anyone else out there "like me". I was diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy at 20, d/t a generalized tonic clonic seizure/loss of consciousness...

Created By: dvweez | 2006-10-30 13:07 | 304 Views | 8 Comments

Hi Everyone,

I am new to this site. I am looking for a place to find some hope that life will get "better" that I can return to the independent, happy, women I used to be. I went in to the...

Created By: Bedge | 2006-10-29 22:57 | 522 Views | 30 Comments

Howdy everyone!

A few months ago, my boyfriend changed the light bulb in the kitchen. There was something different about that light bulb, and I hated it. I would have to case out the...

Created By: isbellpro | 2006-10-29 20:57 | 1779 Views | 5 Comments

I have temporal lobe epilepsy with simple partial seizures. I also struggle with something I call sensory overload. I know that is a term for autism, but it is the best way to describe what is...

Created By: WendyBendy | 2006-10-27 12:27 | 333 Views | 5 Comments

Last night I was talking with my 9 year old daughter. Just general conversation. She asked me " Moma, have you ever had funny feelings like you had been somewhere before or can see into the future...

Created By: Bedge | 2006-10-26 23:44 | 255 Views | 5 Comments

Hi Peeps,

I think I am almost at the end of my limits. I still have to wait till 20th November to get my 6 hour EEG, and I just cant cope.

I have my own biz, and I am hardly working...

Created By: equine_luver | 2006-10-25 19:49 | 2575 Views | 17 Comments

A week or so ago, I noticed I had a pretty sore bruise on my elbow, and I have no idea how I got it. Then a few days later I found one on my forearm, still, I don't know where it came from. Also...

Created By: kevinmo99 | 2006-10-24 17:05 | 185 Views | 1 Comment

i am out of work and severely depressed with no change in site . lost my job july 19 in philadelphia. Was replaced by someone that they could pay a lower wage to.

Created By: notsosimple | 2006-10-24 15:52 | 240 Views | 7 Comments

I had my first seizure in the 6th grade - it was a grand mal seizure caused by sleep deprivation. I was put on dialantin. I did not have another grand mal until I was 18 and then again when I...

Created By: slhmurphy | 2006-10-23 14:12 | 636 Views | 6 Comments

For those of you with auditory symptoms, do any of you ever hear a tone in your ear and feel "a little funny" during it?

I have heard a tone in my ears before, but this was kinda different...

Created By: slhmurphy | 2006-10-23 14:10 | 266 Views | 5 Comments

Does anyone here close their eyes during a seizure without losing consciousness?

Thanks,

Sam

Created By: slhmurphy | 2006-10-23 14:08 | 291 Views | 3 Comments

Do you have MS? If so, what type of seizures do you have? How long have you had symptoms, and how long have you had seizures?

Thanks

Sam

Created By: JIK86 | 2006-10-21 22:56 | 843 Views | 10 Comments

My story;

Had my first recognized partial in oct 04. I knew from the first second it was a seizure from the burnt toast smell. After a year of having these and getting normal EEG's Ct scans...

Created By: whitney | 2006-10-20 15:06 | 187 Views | 0 Comments

Hi, my name is Whitney I'm 28 and my husband and I want to start a family. I currently take 200mg of Topomax twice a day for partial seizures (about one - three a day at the moment). The odd tonic...

Created By: Winston | 2006-10-20 13:02 | 1270 Views | 9 Comments

I have simple partial seizures and one thing that happens during them is that my throat tightens up and I begin to gag, often repeatedly (up to 5 or 6 times in a row). Does this happen to anyone...

Created By: kgknight | 2006-10-20 12:40 | 653 Views | 11 Comments

For decades my doctors have suggested that I don't live alone. He says when I have my temporal lobe partial complex seizures, I'm never conscious. And when I have a seizure I cannot describe what...

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