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: 5am | 2007-04-16 14:02 | 6 Comments

I am looking for an antidepressant that does not interact with my anticonvulsants. I have tried Wellbutrin and Cymbalta, but both had a side effects that caused extreme anxiety. I felt like I...

Created By: Xena | 2007-04-16 11:18 | 2 Comments

I am scheduled for an ambulatory EEG this friday. My MRI and regular EEG came back normal. : ) Has anyone else taken this test? What can I expect? Also, I'm a restless sleeper, I hope I can...

Created By: jsum06 | 2007-04-16 10:23 | 1 Comment

So, I was diagnosed with epilepsy about 6 months ago and have been having seizures for a little over a year now (I spent alot of time ignoring it, dangerous, but I knew what it was, there must be...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-04-16 09:45 | 5 Comments

I can set my clock to this happening every month. The day I ovulate, I wake up and about an hour after I'm up etc...my left side gets very weak. I notice it and think "what makes this happen...

Created By: rebeccaqueen | 2007-04-16 01:22 | 1 Comment

Hi, I am new to epilepsy.com. I have had seizures for about 20 years and I was wondering if anyone has had the ability after having seizures to go scuba diving.

Created By: markovnikov | 2007-04-15 16:35 | 2 Comments

I got a phone call today from my mother stating that she thought she had a seizure last night. She said she had woken up from a nap, and had let the dogs outside to go to the bathroom. As she...

Created By: wendy girl | 2007-04-15 15:24 | 6 Comments

HI everyone, ok I am really worried to say it but does anyone have a seizure that involves talking and not knowing it? I guess I am doing this all the time. I will call someone's name out, or...

Created By: maryanns pond | 2007-04-14 17:30 | 0 Comments

Hi everyone, I'm maryann and only a few days new here.

I'm 14 years with TLE p/c seizures intractatble. I am very familiar with how flashing lights moving graphics etc. impact seizures. I...

Created By: Shadow | 2007-04-14 17:02 | 11 Comments

Hi,

I really don't know how to start this post so I guess I'll start with some background info. I'm 20 years old and for the last 2-3 months I've been having strange symptoms which consist...

Created By: sasha_a | 2007-04-14 16:37 | 1 Comment

Over the last year, I have lost consciousness many times. Everybody thought it was syncope but a cardiologist failed to find a cardiac cause. My family doctor now thinks it is epilepsy and has...

Created By: quirky | 2007-04-14 08:39 | 0 Comments

Hi everyone,

I hope all is doing well.
Recently I have been a bit stressed out with the news of grandad's illness and 2 nights ago(Thursday night)I had a strange event. Before I begin...

Created By: autumn18 | 2007-04-14 00:00 | 0 Comments

Hi, I have lived with Epilepsy since I was a small 19 month old baby. When I turned 3 they quit. They returned when I hit the puberty age of 11. They have been back ever since. I was active in...

Created By: autumn18 | 2007-04-13 23:55 | 10 Comments

Is dating that "perfect someone" hard for you because you have Epilepsy and they don't. Have you ever been in these shoes? What have you done? Do you keep it a secret til they find out from the "...

Created By: tlh64 | 2007-04-13 23:00 | 16 Comments

Hi all.
Do any of you have difficulty of getting emotional support from other family members? I see many posts of family members and friends wanting to know how to offer support and...

Created By: islandfever | 2007-04-13 00:28 | 1 Comment

I woke up one a.m., was late for work, skipped breakfast and had not eaten in over 15 hours. Without warning, I got a sharp pain, ran to the bathroom and didn't quite make it. I was able to...

Created By: maryanns pond | 2007-04-11 15:39 | 1 Comment

Hi all, I am new to the forum here. Temporal lobe epilepsy with partial/complex seizures diagnosed in 1993.
I have many seizure triggers but one in particular for me is photosensitivy...

Created By: melissa4403 | 2007-04-11 13:18 | 2 Comments

I am new to this website. I am very grateful that I found it. Reading everyone's questions, concerns and feelings has really helped me understand this disorder. I am still learning.

I...

Created By: islandfever | 2007-04-11 12:51 | 1 Comment

Does anyone ever feel like they could lie down and sleep for a million years and feel wired at the same time? Sometimes I just want to sleep forever, but I feel so wired that I just lie there and...

Created By: Emeria | 2007-04-11 11:12 | 12 Comments

I was diagnosed with epilepsy about 3 years ago after having a tonic-clonic seizure, 2 abnormal EEGs, and then a short time later another seizure. I've always understood that I have temporal lobe...

Created By: justpounds | 2007-04-11 09:39 | 3 Comments

Well after a year of dealing with the NHS I finally lost my patience and paid to go private and I have now been formally diagnosed for partial e and given a prescription fpr Tegretol Retard, I've...

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