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: slhmurphy | 2007-01-10 21:25 | 4 Comments

My episodes seem to be simple or complex partials. I don't lose consciousness, but my awareness may be altered. I have some that seem similar, but sometimes they are different. For example, so...

Created By: jasoncox | 2007-01-10 18:12 | 7 Comments

I'm a guy, and I'm 23 years old. I'm one of those guys that isn't scared of much, and I do alot to prove it all the time. Mostly stupid things like skydiving and driving too fast. Well, that was...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-01-09 13:58 | 3 Comments

I understand that the right side of the brain is said to control the the left side motor function of the body. This is called contralateral.

But, is it possible to have a Ipsilateral...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-01-09 00:19 | 2 Comments

If a person's seizures are originating deep within the brain, what kind of EEG is sensitive enough to pick them up?

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-01-08 11:06 | 2 Comments

Does anyone know why you are not supposed to have any coffee/tea/cola 24 hours before your EEG test?

Like how the heck are you supposed to stay up all night for a sleep deprived test if...

Created By: crazypunkasslady | 2007-01-07 20:23 | 0 Comments

Alright, so I have epilepsy, and I have lived with it through various degrees for the last 10+ years. I have had seizures during the most inappropriate and embarassing times. I often do very...

Created By: DavidMcP | 2007-01-05 18:31 | 1 Comment

Any quick feedback on this med. I read some of the other threads, but thought I would start a new one. I am "supposed" to start it tonight, no rush I am on Tegretol and Keppra too, and the other...

Created By: Christina41586 | 2007-01-05 12:30 | 4 Comments

So I've had to build myself up to asking this question, but I feel like it's okay to do so now. Hopefully you all can offer me some advice and answers.

In July, three months before my...

Created By: hmselby2 | 2007-01-05 11:52 | 11 Comments

Hi everybody! I am 33 years old, and am recently diagnosed with epilepsy. Not just with epilepsy, but recently learned that I actually have different types of seizure activity, therefore,...

Created By: JoshuaM | 2007-01-04 16:45 | 4 Comments

I am an epileptic and have been for 20+ years. My seizures have been under control for several years with the help of Depakote. I haven't had any seizures many years. My girlfriend tells me i...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-01-04 11:31 | 1 Comment

None of the literature from the pharmaceutical manufacter says anything about lowering seizure threshold. Yet immediately after ingesting this drug for my acid reflux, I had clusters of simple...

Created By: Anonymous | 2007-01-03 21:58 | 5 Comments

Ever since my seizures have become seemingly under control with the switch from Keppra to Zonegran, I have a new and mysterious habit that I can't seem to stop. I do not twitch at night before I...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-01-03 21:01 | 7 Comments

Is it possible for a person to have tonic-clonic seizures at night whilst sleeping but not have them during the day?

Created By: cindym | 2007-01-03 16:54 | 2 Comments

I was wondering what triggers everyone else's seizures. Mine seem to be triggered colors or things I look at. Example, print, computer, lights, sometimes a deja vu feeling when I look at...

Created By: Jasons Big Sis | 2007-01-03 16:08 | 0 Comments

I would like to invite everyone to start the new year off with knowledge and power. There is a new non-profit out there whose mission is to speak up for those who can no longer speak. For those...

Created By: fzMousie | 2007-01-03 09:01 | 1 Comment

I want to start by saying that I have a good relationship with my inlaws. That said, my husband and I noticed an odd phenomenon over Christmas.

After not having a seizure in almost two...

Created By: Deb833 | 2007-01-03 07:36 | 4 Comments

I am in the process of switching from trilepital to Lamictal. At the moment I am taking both. I was taking full dose of the trileptal, 600mg at night and 450 in the morning and 200mg twice a day...

Created By: luist714 | 2007-01-03 01:12 | 0 Comments

I have been taking dilantin for a few years now. My levels have been fine. Lately they were a bit low. Started taking 300MG a day, Neuro switched me over to doing 300 and 400 MG a night;...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-01-02 18:50 | 1 Comment

Can someone tell me if it is true that going on an AED can alter your seizure type? for example, I am unmedicated with simple partials. If I start on an AED can I change and get tonic clonic...

Created By: copabeat | 2006-12-31 07:53 | 0 Comments

Hello again:

Awhile ago when I had my second seizure at 46 y/o I thought my whole world crashed down around me and everything held in high regard was over. Yes, I had pitty parties felt...

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