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: sackofrice | 2007-05-07 02:21 | 0 Comments

wow. what a difference a day makes. and days could include movies.

an unfinished life - http://www.miramax.com/anunfinishedlife/...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2007-05-05 20:28 | 6 Comments

I started off years ago smelling ammonia, then it changed to marijuana, then to, dead mouse. As of last month I am now smelling gasoline. Has any one else had their olefactory stuff change over...

Created By: Lindyp | 2007-05-04 10:04 | 4 Comments

I am 58 and female and had a seizure 10 years ago, and then a couple of weeks ago really bad one. The docs have decided not to put me on medication for the time being, because of the infrequency,...

Created By: senses3 | 2007-05-03 14:54 | 0 Comments

edit: my doctor also said that the most likely cause of my seizures is that when i'm "stoned" and go to sleep my brain waves are really low, and then when it wears off my brain waves spike really...

Created By: jsum06 | 2007-05-03 09:47 | 1 Comment

I am 28 years old and have been diagnosed w/ epilepsy for about a year or so and have been treated over maybe the past 9 months or so. I am on lamictal and trilleptal and my periods have all but...

Created By: SoulsDescend | 2007-05-03 09:35 | 2 Comments

First of all I apologize for this post, I imagine how annoying these must be, and I do plan on getting a full check-up with my doctor as soon as I can get some sort of health insurance. It's just...

Created By: wendy girl | 2007-05-03 08:34 | 0 Comments

Help, I need advice. I had 1 abnormal eeg and was put on trileptal, told I have tle. Unfortunately, my family had a hard time with that so I went to boston for another opinion and a 4 day aeeg...

Created By: Pebbles33 | 2007-05-02 14:09 | 41 Comments

My left eyelid has been twitching all day. It is driving me crazy!!!!! I am taking Topamax 25mg twice a day. Have had 2 tonic/clonic seizures. Posted more about my situation in the new to site...

Created By: sackofrice | 2007-05-02 03:34 | 21 Comments

its hard to be happy when you have no control over your life. i live as a prisoner in my own home. i have no will power. it takes days to accomplish things that require just minutes. i am a...

Created By: Heathermarie | 2007-05-01 22:32 | 9 Comments

I have epilepsy since 1992 and i thought about getting on disablity. is that the right thing to do? I am have a real hard time at work and can't handle it work anymore?

Created By: lwblanks | 2007-05-01 13:10 | 0 Comments

I have had partial seizures probably since I was around 6. but I wasn't diagnosed until 27 after a grad mal. I have been well-controlled for the past 8 years (9 since diagnosis). recently, my...

Created By: sonjac1978 | 2007-05-01 11:13 | 0 Comments

Does anyone have anything similar to this: I only have a seizure if I hurt myself...I get so scared of the pain and the consequences afterward, that I can't handle the emotions. I get a fuzzy head...

Created By: InsaneEnsign13 | 2007-04-30 19:26 | 5 Comments

I've had 6-7 episodes this week, and it's taken a toll on my mind and body. I'm having horrible migraines and I don't know if I should go to the neurologist. I was diagnosed with epilepsy after my...

Created By: bleedingheart | 2007-04-30 16:09 | 13 Comments

I recently heard someone mention that fluorescent lighting can cause seizures for some people. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this? If it is true, it would be very hard if fluorescent...

Created By: AJR | 2007-04-30 11:48 | 0 Comments

I've had a VNS for 18 months now, and I was never fat anyway. At 6 feet 2 inches tall, I weigh about 68.5kg, down significantly since I had the VNS implanted. Has anyone else had a similar...

Created By: AJR | 2007-04-30 09:45 | 0 Comments

I'm new here, but i've been suffering from epilepsy for over 30 years.

My fits started after I had brain surgery at the age of 11 to remove a cerebral abcess. the surgeons were able to...

Created By: RendezVous | 2007-04-29 18:51 | 2 Comments

Hello, I´m new here.

Well, 1 month ago my GF started with Tegretol, last days (Thrusday, Friday and Saturday night) she had many seizures, and today about 10 is it normal? :(

She´...

Created By: Emmzzie | 2007-04-27 17:10 | 0 Comments

Hi, Im an 18 year old girl from England. I am in my last year of school and my first seizure was 5 weeks ago. I had collapsed at the gym and lost consciousness and had small eye fits. The...

Created By: jacky99 | 2007-04-27 01:31 | 2 Comments

i've noticed that throughout the day i can be doing anything then all of a sudden my eyes start to shake. kind of like how the cartoon character do when they get dizzy. just spinning everywhere...

Created By: stings40 | 2007-04-25 16:57 | 4 Comments

About three years ago while on a vacation with my son's, I had a Grand Mall. I never had any symtoms nor history in my family. What happened is when I started to talk I studdered and could not get...

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