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: kevinmo99 | 2006-10-24 17:05 | 203 Views | 1 Comment

i am out of work and severely depressed with no change in site . lost my job july 19 in philadelphia. Was replaced by someone that they could pay a lower wage to.

Created By: notsosimple | 2006-10-24 15:52 | 263 Views | 7 Comments

I had my first seizure in the 6th grade - it was a grand mal seizure caused by sleep deprivation. I was put on dialantin. I did not have another grand mal until I was 18 and then again when I...

Created By: slhmurphy | 2006-10-23 14:12 | 719 Views | 6 Comments

For those of you with auditory symptoms, do any of you ever hear a tone in your ear and feel "a little funny" during it?

I have heard a tone in my ears before, but this was kinda different...

Created By: slhmurphy | 2006-10-23 14:10 | 292 Views | 5 Comments

Does anyone here close their eyes during a seizure without losing consciousness?

Thanks,

Sam

Created By: slhmurphy | 2006-10-23 14:08 | 317 Views | 3 Comments

Do you have MS? If so, what type of seizures do you have? How long have you had symptoms, and how long have you had seizures?

Thanks

Sam

Created By: JIK86 | 2006-10-21 22:56 | 899 Views | 10 Comments

My story;

Had my first recognized partial in oct 04. I knew from the first second it was a seizure from the burnt toast smell. After a year of having these and getting normal EEG's Ct scans...

Created By: whitney | 2006-10-20 15:06 | 217 Views | 0 Comments

Hi, my name is Whitney I'm 28 and my husband and I want to start a family. I currently take 200mg of Topomax twice a day for partial seizures (about one - three a day at the moment). The odd tonic...

Created By: Winston | 2006-10-20 13:02 | 1483 Views | 9 Comments

I have simple partial seizures and one thing that happens during them is that my throat tightens up and I begin to gag, often repeatedly (up to 5 or 6 times in a row). Does this happen to anyone...

Created By: kgknight | 2006-10-20 12:40 | 721 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 | 270 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 | 219 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 | 1668 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 | 3834 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 | 341 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 | 191 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 | 332 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 | 291 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 | 3173 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 | 616 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 | 349 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...

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