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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: ShelbiET | 2015-05-18 12:26 | 323 Views | 3 Comments

I was diagnosed with complex partial seizures last week. I am a 20 year old female battling epilepsy and college. I've been having seizures for about 3 years, they used to be about once a year....

Created By: hoovfour4@gmail.com | 2015-05-18 11:04 | 229 Views | 4 Comments

I have a 19 year old son with Autism and Eplilepsy. He is non verbal too.  He started having seizures at age 13 and has been on Tripletal ever since. He handles Trileptal fine , but he continues...

Created By: HayleyJ | 2015-05-18 00:48 | 407 Views | 1 Comment

Hi everyone!  I am always a little uncertain about coming to a dedicated forum without a diagnosis so I do hope that isn't offensive to anyone.

I am 34 years old and over the past few...

Created By: mmcever | 2015-05-17 12:18 | 237 Views | 0 Comments

I have been diagnosed with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy and am about to begin exploring surgical options. I am having and sEEG at the end of the month to further pinpoint focal point....

Created By: kiwi09 | 2015-05-16 00:37 | 262 Views | 0 Comments

After around 15 years suffering temporal lobe epilepsy, I'm starting to feel like a real idiot. I have 2 or three episodes a year with nocturnal seizures and I think my life style may have been...

Created By: Jhar70 | 2015-05-15 09:21 | 248 Views | 0 Comments

I've had grand mal seizures since I was 13 but wasn't diagnosed till 15 after my third. The first was thought to be a combo of female hormones changing and a chemical reaction due to cleaning our...

Created By: FineandFind18 | 2015-05-14 20:11 | 304 Views | 0 Comments

It's  particularly awckward for me at this moment telling about some personal things but I think it's exactly what I need. Right now, I'm scared out of my mind about the future. I'm scared that I...

Created By: glamorous.jackieo | 2015-05-14 12:29 | 235 Views | 1 Comment

Hi,

I started having seizures over 10 years ago. I am currently taking Depakote and they are controlled. I recently started working out regularly and was looking into taking an amino acid...

Created By: Jest | 2015-05-14 11:41 | 234 Views | 4 Comments

I  had been seizure free for a number of years but am quite depressed that they are now recurring on a somewhat regular basis. The medications I am taking both Kepra and Lamictal seem to be doing...

Created By: nightfighter | 2015-05-13 13:45 | 335 Views | 1 Comment

If your disorder is preventing you from driving please check this out.

I found a program that will give me more mobilization during my daily life. In Raleigh, NC it is called ART. (...

Created By: salena | 2015-05-13 11:16 | 226 Views | 1 Comment

My husband is 31 and has seizures since he was 11. It started with absence seizure and at the age of 17 he started having convulsions. He has been on carbamazepine 1600 mg per day for 8 years aND...

Created By: lelly_t | 2015-05-12 20:19 | 250 Views | 2 Comments

Hi all I'm new to this site and was looking for some help.....my husband 39 has recently been diagnosed with epilepsy after having 3 seizures in his sleep. ..All very violent seizures vigorous...

Created By: MrsCarleton | 2015-05-08 14:25 | 288 Views | 1 Comment

Hi! Like everyone else here, I'm always looking for seizure triggers and causes.  I have rheumatoid arthritis and have taken methotrexate since about 2003. In about 2004-2005 I began having what ...

Created By: saffy | 2015-05-07 22:48 | 349 Views | 0 Comments

Hello.  This is my first post here and I hope I am posting in the appropriate section.

To give you some of my background, I had my first known seizure at the age of ~ 8 (I was not on anti-...

Created By: tibug | 2015-05-05 01:44 | 358 Views | 2 Comments

Hi, I live in CT where there exist no driving restrictions related to seizures. I had some grand mal seizures, tried keppra with poor results and have been on lamictal 200mg 2x a day with...

Created By: trogg_21@yahoo.com | 2015-05-03 08:05 | 280 Views | 1 Comment

Hi all, I recently got a surgery that with any luck cured my epilepsy. I have been seizure free for about two weeks which is the longest time since being diagnosed. In a couple months (given this...

Created By: rylie_24 | 2015-05-03 02:12 | 280 Views | 1 Comment

Hi! I've had grand mal seizures since i was 7, but i wasn't diagnosed until 2011. I'm on lamictal and pretty well managed. Lately, i've had new symptoms that i'm kind of concerned about. Sometimes...

Created By: pyro1979 | 2015-04-30 20:36 | 337 Views | 0 Comments

Hello.  I'm switching over to Lamotrigine XR from Carbamazepine.  This will be my third medication since having seizures.  I'm so tired of taking these things, literally.  It SUCKS.  I always feel...

Created By: lou lou 86 | 2015-04-30 17:55 | 281 Views | 2 Comments

Hi all
New to this forum and epilepsy and would like to hear your thoughts.
I had my first seizure one year ago when I was 27. I was on antibiotics at the time so the doctors thought...

Created By: calyn11 | 2015-04-30 17:00 | 289 Views | 1 Comment

HI everybody i am a 25 yo male who has had seizures for 4 years now. During the postictal period "after seizure", i often become aggressive to strangers. It is well documented and in all of my...

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