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: kgknight | 2006-10-20 12:40 | 689 Views | 11 Comments

For decades my doctors have suggested that I don't live alone. He says when I have my temporal lobe partial complex seizures, I'm never conscious. And when I have a seizure I cannot describe what...

Created By: Bedge | 2006-10-19 22:25 | 260 Views | 5 Comments

Hey all!

Hope your all well xxx

My neuro asked me last week if I get tingles or twitches. To which I replied no. Although, since he has mentioned it - I am now really aware of these...

Created By: kristenK | 2006-10-19 19:57 | 214 Views | 4 Comments

I have had epilepsy for five years. It is controlled, but is triggered by sleep deprivation, and I have horrible insomnia! I get in bed at 11 and don't fall asleep til 4 am. I always get songs...

Created By: hdmastro | 2006-10-19 06:25 | 1649 Views | 2 Comments

SUMMARY: Diagnosed with Epilepsy at the age of 11 yrs old and went for many years only taking one (1) medication: Depakote. I now take (12) pills per day: Depakote 4x;
Keppra 2x;...

Created By: defyingxgravity17 | 2006-10-18 21:16 | 3668 Views | 12 Comments

Does anyone know if you can still donate blood if you're on AED's? I'm currently taking Lamictal, but donating blood has been a big part of my life since I've been allowed to do it, and I'd hate...

Created By: MichelleDawn | 2006-10-18 12:06 | 333 Views | 2 Comments

I've been trying to find out the laws regarding Epilepsy in Michigan. The links on this website for the DMV or SS Offices aren't helpful AT ALL!!! I heard it was 6 mos no driving. Okay, question...

Created By: Son of Cain | 2006-10-18 09:52 | 185 Views | 2 Comments

I know I am a little behind the times since this article is about a month old, but I just heard about it. Personally this scares me. Tell me what you think....

Created By: andy m | 2006-10-18 04:25 | 325 Views | 8 Comments

I got this article out of my local paper yesterday. Click on the attachment to read or copy and paste the link.

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Created By: Anonymous | 2006-10-16 21:33 | 281 Views | 5 Comments

I am no longer enthusiastic with my Neurologist. Even though I think he respects me, all he wants to do is increase the dosage of my meds. I have tried to convey I do not want to continue with...

Created By: sweetie | 2006-10-16 21:26 | 3067 Views | 14 Comments

I recentley had a seizure in july of 2006 and recived a letter in august from the NC DMV informing me a review of my medical file indicated that i should be medically evaluated to determine if i...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2006-10-16 17:02 | 602 Views | 7 Comments

My neurologist specializes in Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimers, and Dementia. She would be happy to refer to a neurolgist who specializes in Epilepsy me if she has a name. Anyone know of a good...

Created By: lilmac | 2006-10-16 16:15 | 338 Views | 3 Comments

OK...so most of you probably are on this site because you have ongoing epilepsy.
I was diagnosed at 7 yo with petit mal epilepsy. I took phenobarbitol for years and was taken off meds in...

Created By: califgal930 | 2006-10-16 12:00 | 198 Views | 2 Comments

Hi Everyone, I just returned from a flight to Texas last night and wanted to ask if anyone had experienced any difficulty during pressure changes or turbulance in thier flight. I experienced 3...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2006-10-15 23:57 | 1451 Views | 3 Comments

Anyone else that was delivered this way? My mum was put under general anesthesia (she has no idea why) and they pulled me out with forceps. It just so happens that the forceps instruments...

Created By: girlygirl | 2006-10-15 19:55 | 228 Views | 3 Comments

i read in john's hompkins medical book that shizophrenia is triggered by epilepsy,and i have both,i just wish if i got off my epilepsy medication maybe the schizoprhenia would stop.just trying...

Created By: Elysia | 2006-10-15 18:10 | 522 Views | 6 Comments

I have noticed since having 20+ seizures a day that I have experienced a loss in feeling my hand and arm muiltiple times a day. The times I feel the pins and needles do not seem to corralate to...

Created By: RamblinJScott | 2006-10-15 14:08 | 208 Views | 2 Comments

Hi,

I've been diagnosed with SPS. I get the deju vu's and wierd out of body sensations, smells, bad tastes, etc..... I also get a lot of body twitches though that I don't understand....

Created By: honeybear | 2006-10-14 19:24 | 1882 Views | 0 Comments

I was just wondering if anyone has suffered from low blood pressure after a TC (grand mal) seizure.
I had one last tuesday and my blood pressure apperently was very low after. I did have an...

Created By: wldhrt13 | 2006-10-14 12:41 | 1023 Views | 1 Comment

I always wake up every night at 3:45AM or so, confused and wondering why I woke up. Last night, though I woke up vomiting and the other end. I have no fever, and am not sick. Is it possible...

Created By: mhillqt | 2006-10-14 06:21 | 301 Views | 3 Comments

Does anyone with E ever faint ? Is fainting a common symptom of E and if so, which type? Thanks

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