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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: mmcever | 2015-05-17 12:18 | 269 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 | 289 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 | 280 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 | 336 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 | 265 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 | 265 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 | 368 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 | 254 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 | 275 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 | 328 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 | 391 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 | 406 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 | 316 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 | 308 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 | 365 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 | 308 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 | 315 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...

Created By: skeeve11@gmail.com | 2015-04-30 14:19 | 260 Views | 0 Comments

Fellow beings, you have a new member. I'm Steven, and I've had seizures since high school, about eight years now.

I am sure that we've all done research, seen doctors, and many other things...

Created By: staringinthestars | 2015-04-29 23:07 | 458 Views | 2 Comments

My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Cedar Point soon. He's bragging that he is going to take me on the roller coasters. Well, he knows about my Epilepsy. First off, I am terrified of roller...

Created By: hoads | 2015-04-29 20:03 | 345 Views | 1 Comment

Hi, I'm new to this website and was wondering if anyone has had similiar experiences or any advice

I was diagnosed with partial complex epilepsy when i was 13 years old - im now 25.
I...

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