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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: sallyshredder | 2006-02-17 12:05 | 178 Views | 2 Comments

I've read that simple partial seizures from the temporal lobe affect one's ability to learn and memorize. I know that repeated seizures can cause this, but I'm not sure what is what is meant by â...

Created By: cjcurls | 2006-02-17 09:39 | 247 Views | 10 Comments

Just wondering how everyone else handles this....

If you have a seizure & no one witnesses it do you call it to anyone's attention?

I feel like I'm asking for attention and/or...

Created By: Joel123 | 2006-02-17 08:16 | 448 Views | 7 Comments

To every member of this community,

Thank you all for posting your eloquent and provocative messages.

It's taken me a long time to begin to accept my epilepsy. I've had a great deal...

Created By: dura1198 | 2006-02-15 12:00 | 189 Views | 3 Comments

Does anyone know if exercise (jogging, cycling, swimming, etc..) can affect medicine blood levels? For example, if someone who doesn't exercise has a stable dilantin level and then begins...

Created By: Joyce | 2006-02-14 09:22 | 221 Views | 3 Comments

I am just wondering how many of you feel normal or feel as though what used too feel normal to you is no longer within your reach? I am finding it hard too feel as though I fit in anywhere lately...

Created By: Joyce | 2006-02-13 16:58 | 330 Views | 7 Comments

I may not have epilepsy, however one specialist that I did see said he had no doubts that I do, this was based on how my boyfriend described all 4 different types of seizure that he has seen thus...

Created By: HelenB | 2006-02-13 06:51 | 259 Views | 3 Comments

I am about to start taking zonisamide later this week in addition to lamictal. The side-effects of zonisamide seem awful, the one I do want is the lack of appetite and weight loss, but the others...

Created By: jennamay | 2006-02-10 13:08 | 347 Views | 3 Comments

Good Afternoon Everyone!

As you know Chanda Gunn is an active member of our community and will be playing in her first Olympic games starting this weekend. Below is a listing of times The...

Created By: honeybear | 2006-02-08 14:26 | 221 Views | 5 Comments

Hi all
I was wondering if you could help me.
I have had a couple of strange experiences which I think may be simple partial seizures. I do get these but these new ones have been a bit...

Created By: becca1604 | 2006-02-06 11:30 | 979 Views | 7 Comments

I have growing concerns over employment. My drivers license was taken for 6 months recently, and I work almost 35 miles one way from home. My husband has been great driving me everywhere, but he...

Created By: Anonymous | 2006-02-05 21:42 | 243 Views | 5 Comments

As much as I appreciate all 53 of the Pittsburgh Steelers' gridiron warriors, I particularly appreciate the man who has become an inspiration to the 2.7 million Americans -- and thousands of...

Created By: HT | 2006-02-02 17:14 | 258 Views | 1 Comment

I HAVE PETITMAL SEIZURES.THE STRANGE THING IS I SPEAK SPANISH ON THE OUTSET OF GOING INTO SEIZURE.I DONT SPEAK FLUENT SPANISH.I PICKED UP SOME IN HIGH SCHOOL BUT NOT ENOUGH TO ESTABLISH ANY KIND...

Created By: Anonymous | 2006-02-02 13:11 | 188 Views | 2 Comments

Does anyone experience a feeling as though the tissues in your body have swelled during a simple partial? I just had one the other night, and it felt as though my tongue, arms and legs were...

Created By: Anonymous | 2006-02-01 19:13 | 319 Views | 14 Comments

Hi I asked this yesterday but I lost my post!
Anybody on LYRICA
Is there any other names for it
Nanci

Created By: cindy thacher | 2006-02-01 15:59 | 192 Views | 1 Comment

Help! I've had epilepsy for 25 years, tried numerous medications, had a lobectomy and had two VNS surgeries. I now have type I diabetes, although it is adult onset, and am taking insulin shots...

Created By: mrtigre | 2006-01-31 07:18 | 625 Views | 3 Comments

hello to all;

I have had temporal lobe epilepsy all my life. I have been on many medicines and seen many neurologists. But lately I have found that I am passing out with or without first...

Created By: davey_jones_uk | 2006-01-30 07:15 | 492 Views | 2 Comments

Hi im 18 and want to go into the fire service although I am not sure if i will be able to, I have a type of epilepsy where i have only ever had seizures in my sleep although my doctor told me I...

Created By: hiphop | 2006-01-27 17:22 | 242 Views | 2 Comments

HAS ANYBODY HAD SEIZURES WHERE THE CRAMP STARTS IN THE THUMB AND THEN GETS SO PAINFUL THAT YOU ARE JUST HOPING TO PASS OUT. THIS IS HOW MINE STARTED. I HAD NO IDEA WHAT WAS HAPPENING, AND IT IS...

Created By: Clip | 2006-01-26 20:13 | 383 Views | 0 Comments

Just before I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis I was on Flagyl (Metronidazol) for a few days and it made me very sick. Flagyl is not supposed to be given to people with a history of seizures...

Created By: benji | 2006-01-26 14:26 | 3085 Views | 42 Comments

my daughter has seizurs at night when she sleeps and if she falls asleep during the day . this happens every night about one hour after she goes to sleep and throughout the night averaging 12 to...

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