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: mckenzie_boo | 2007-02-04 15:03 | 5 Comments

i will start by giving a brief history. started having petit mal age 6,last seizure age 11,then when i was 18,i started having grand mal seizures,then stopped when i was 21 & then age 28...

Created By: girlygirl | 2007-02-04 13:42 | 2 Comments

im in group therapy and one of my counselors said i was better.enough to get my license.but what about my epilepsy.how long do you have to be seizure free?i was seizure free for 5 years and had a...

Created By: Luisa | 2007-02-03 22:59 | 0 Comments

Has anyone switched from Trilptal to Lamictal. I'm switching because I've been on Trilptal for 5 years (the last grand mal I had was 5 years ago) and I'm tired of being dumb all the time. I'm...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-02-03 15:36 | 15 Comments

anyone ever get the experience where you just start staring off into space, and then someone notices and asks you what you are looking at, and you hear them asking... and it is hard to stop...

Created By: carrieb | 2007-02-03 13:23 | 13 Comments

Is there anyone out there with Simple Partials who experiences a tingling and burning sensation in only half of their body - the opposite side where the seizures are starting? For myself, the...

Created By: jessica892 | 2007-02-02 13:59 | 4 Comments

Mike is 23, 6'3" 175 lbs, healthy as a horse. Except he has had three seizures. Two last year and one last night. His Catscan came back normal and his EEG from last year was normal. They are Gran...

Created By: GetBackJack | 2007-02-02 02:50 | 0 Comments

Hi,
I've been a member for a while but, I'm trying to see if I can get a group together on my campus for students with epilepsy. I've been seizure free for about 4 months due to...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-02-01 14:16 | 7 Comments

1. Anyone know if a seizure can cause your heart to have an irregular ryhthm?

2. Does it work the other way around...can an arrhythmia cause a seizure?

3. For people who have...

Created By: Christina41586 | 2007-02-01 08:31 | 6 Comments

I felt odd yesterday. I just doubled up on my lamictal, and even though it'd been helping I was feeling very pre-ictal yesterday. I was having small absence seizures, and the occasional myoclonic...

Created By: alientwilight21 | 2007-01-31 17:03 | 13 Comments

ok so i haven't worked in almost 2 years now.I can't drive til may.I would love to just have a job at home here on my pc.I have looked at so many work at home jobs and most are just scams.Anyone...

Created By: Gina Marie | 2007-01-31 16:31 | 11 Comments

I'm just wondering if anyone else had went through treatment for their epilepsy, done well for awhile and then all of a sudden had them get worse without warning? Did you ever find out what...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-01-30 16:16 | 33 Comments

Do all people with E get triggered by stimulants like caffeine? and if not, why would only some people have it as a trigger...why wouldn't be a universal trigger like sleep deprivation?

Created By: clipm | 2007-01-30 10:07 | 1 Comment

Does anyone know of a good epileptologist in Missouri? Has anyone had a bad experience with one? I need some advice on who to go to/not to go to. I really hate to just open up the phone book...

Created By: Christina41586 | 2007-01-29 12:27 | 6 Comments

So I went to a second neurologist today after being disatisfied with my first. He verified what the initial diagnoses was, but he ordered another EEG just to be doubly sure, and he adressed my...

Created By: Sealion50111 | 2007-01-29 06:03 | 0 Comments

Male or female it affects us all. I stopped blaming others a long time ago. I started listening the same time. We all have the way to go.
That is positive or negative.
I choose...

Created By: copabeat | 2007-01-28 06:57 | 3 Comments

I recently did a "Goggle" search of my last name trying to get some family information. Much to my suprise a post I made on these boards came up. (When I first signed up for these boards I used my...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-01-27 22:58 | 3 Comments

I get this weird experience almost every night at the same time. It's always right before I'm ready to doze off. or maybe I've already dozed off and didn't know it. It seems to be an inbetween...

Created By: tryingtobehelpful | 2007-01-27 15:35 | 0 Comments

Hi!

Just joined this evening, I'm afraid I'm not the one with epilepsy but I really want to understand what my partner's going through and thought talking to other people might help.

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Created By: slhmurphy | 2007-01-27 09:58 | 21 Comments

Now, to those of you reading this, please do not take my title to heart. I have a bachelors in psychology and I am being very flippant in my terminology, but I mean no disrespect to anyone.

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Created By: Ca8Amy8 | 2007-01-27 02:52 | 1 Comment

I didn't think that it was un-normal but after browsing around the site I see that it is.

I have partial focal seizures but they last up to an hour or sometimes two at a time.

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