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: powrd | 2007-06-02 16:16 | 10 Comments

Has anyone experienced or heard of them?

Created By: keeleyh | 2007-06-02 01:35 | 3 Comments

I would love to become a paramedic, however I'm not sure if it's the best career path to follow with epilepsy. I have complex/simple partial seizures, but they've been under total control since...

Created By: staceychil | 2007-06-01 19:06 | 14 Comments

At eighteen, I was issued a license that right of passage so important for a young person striving for independence and autonomy. I was even more excited to get my license since I always felt...

Created By: bleedingheart | 2007-05-31 23:34 | 9 Comments

Hi
How does the weather, especially summertime, affect people with epilepsy? Do you feel good with sunshine or exhausted in heat. Is there any difference in fall/winter or even Spring?...

Created By: Ghebre | 2007-05-31 18:07 | 0 Comments

Dear Webmaster & all concerned members,

Thank you for your information, support & encouragement, when I'm confused, frustrated & wondering if I can bear it any more & when I...

Created By: rosegirl | 2007-05-31 00:36 | 4 Comments

What do you think scares people the most when it comes to epilepsy? Is it not knowing what to do? Or the stigma attached to it?

Created By: rtc | 2007-05-30 13:15 | 0 Comments

I am trying to find a assisted living home for my daughter who is 24. I live close to Columbia SC. I would like to find one close so we can visit and still see each other on a regular basis. She...

Created By: leighann | 2007-05-29 14:36 | 1 Comment

Hello,
I was wondering if there is anyone on here or someone who can refer me to someone/where that can help my husband and I.
My first grand mal happened when I was 18. I had only a...

Created By: tablesandchairs | 2007-05-29 09:27 | 1 Comment

So I'm a recently turned 19 year old, sophomore in college. I have been having hallucinatory episodes (auditory and visual) since my junior year in high school, only two or three times a year, and...

Created By: alc01 | 2007-05-28 21:47 | 6 Comments

This is a true "how-not-to" story. It was written for those having trouble making it day-to-day.

I never had trouble with drugs or booze or any of the evils that most consider the road to...

Created By: manda | 2007-05-28 18:06 | 3 Comments

hi, im 21 years old and i am getting married in two months. i had suffered with epilepsy from the age of 14 till 19. i finally came off the medication and recently passed my driving test and have...

Created By: alexis00 | 2007-05-28 14:03 | 3 Comments

Anyone have this? I usually get this at night, when falling asleep or walk up with it/from it.

Everything seems to speed up around me, even my heart beat (although it actually doesn't) and...

Created By: jacky99 | 2007-05-28 11:54 | 1 Comment

in the past year i have noticed that my eyes shake. not the muscle twitching below my eye but the actual eye itself which then affects my eyesight for a few seconds. no one ever notices because it...

Created By: rosegirl | 2007-05-26 16:52 | 5 Comments

After having a seizure in front of my friends, my best friend researched it like she was just diagnosed. She read that keeping a schedule decreases seizures. Is this true? Because if it is I'll...

Created By: elraton74 | 2007-05-26 15:38 | 2 Comments

I am having difficulty coping with epilepsy. My wife is forcing me to go to groups and trying to get me to share my feelings, this is the only way I can, anonymosly. Anyway, I think I had one last...

Created By: rosegirl | 2007-05-26 15:20 | 2 Comments

It doesn't happen to me anymore but when it did I wondered if it was a seizure or not. I would be standing at the kitchen counter, talking to my sister and all of a sudden I would start to lean...

Created By: czar1213 | 2007-05-26 10:11 | 2 Comments

I have been living a frustrated life with mood swings, numb ness-(left side of head, arm and leg) all my life. Totalled 3 vehicles and wrecked a few others, at 44 yrs old I give up driving...

Created By: MOLSON | 2007-05-25 22:00 | 18 Comments

what can you say? can you honestly speak to people about epilepsy? can they understand? i doubt it. and who has not made plans? be honest if you can. talk about the seriousness of these events....

Created By: stephanie patient | 2007-05-25 20:41 | 3 Comments

Has anyone heard of doing a blood test to confirm a seizure. I've heard if your muscles are sore something will show up on a blood test. Also a high white cell count can also confirm a seizure...

Created By: dmacasassy | 2007-05-25 11:21 | 4 Comments

I have JME (diagnosed 5 months ago) and to date have had only one Grand Mal seizure. Originally, I was told not to fly anywhere for travel as the altitude could cause a seizure. Now, I'm told it's...

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