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: stephanie patient | 2007-05-17 16:11 | 7 Comments

Does anyone have lesions or "white spots" on their mri? I was in a car accident where my head hit the windshield, the mri showed these spots. The doctors say they are most likely due to the head...

Created By: Jodi19 | 2007-05-17 11:26 | 3 Comments

I've been diagnosed with epilepsy for about 3 years and every medication I've tried doesn't seem to work. I'm so tired of taking meds and dealing with these f^*king side effects and still having...

Created By: whacky brain waves | 2007-05-16 12:59 | 6 Comments

I have a hard time understanding if I have had a seizure or after affects of medication. I have complex partial seizures and am challenged in determining what is a seizure and when I am just...

Created By: moongirl | 2007-05-16 01:04 | 5 Comments

Hi, I have been seizure free for over 2 years now. But recently, i have had moments when i kinda space out for a few seconds but am still conscious. Like if we were talking i wont remember about...

Created By: anniemae | 2007-05-15 15:55 | 5 Comments

does anyone have there arm and leg feel like it is heavy and numb when they wake up. sort of like when you have been to the dentist and coming out of being numb . after having a night time seizure...

Created By: kaidi | 2007-05-15 11:53 | 2 Comments

My history is this: I began having seizures when I was 10. I lose consciousness with almost no warning and regain consciousness anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes later with tingling hands,...

Created By: Anonymous | 2007-05-14 09:47 | 2 Comments

was controlled for four years,taking meds every 12 hours but going to school at night and doing most studying and things at night,falling tosleep around midnight and waking up close to...

Created By: Sausha | 2007-05-13 13:18 | 0 Comments

Hi,

Last night I woke up because my left hand was slapping my face. After I awoke it did it a few more times than stopped. I quickly fell back to sleep. I have both simple and complex...

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...

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