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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: unicoideb | 2006-01-06 12:40 | 219 Views | 11 Comments

MY NAME IS DEBBIE I AM NEW HERE. I HAVE A PROBLEM THAT I REALLY DON'T KNOW HOW TO FIX! I HAVE EPILEPSY I HAVE HAD IT SINCE I WAS 13 YEARS OLD. MY HUSBAND KNEW THAT WHEN WE GOT MARRIED IN 93 BUT...

Created By: spiz | 2006-01-06 07:29 | 296 Views | 25 Comments

I fell asleep last night watching T.V...again. It's become a habit since being put back on my Ativan. And again, I have nocturnal seizures. I know this because my glasses were on my face but I...

Created By: angelran | 2006-01-05 22:20 | 598 Views | 8 Comments

Has anyone ever remained awake throughout an entire seizure...I started doing this while I was pregnant with my first child. My neuro says that it may be psycological because it started right...

Created By: brashquido | 2006-01-05 21:00 | 284 Views | 3 Comments

I have a total lack of interest and motivation toward my work, which I once used to be very passionate about (computers). This came about around 6 months before my first seizure, which just...

Created By: bailes2 | 2006-01-05 17:45 | 169 Views | 1 Comment

I have had 4 grand mal seizures since I stopped taking Wellbutrin (anti-depressant) in November of '03. After the first one I began having deja vu 3-4 days a week, and soon I was having it several...

Created By: jennamay | 2006-01-05 10:21 | 172 Views | 0 Comments

I received an email from the founder of New Lease on Life, an organization designed to provide support to those living with epilepsy as well as train rescue dogs to become service dogs. thought I'...

Created By: rick1056 | 2006-01-05 09:10 | 167 Views | 3 Comments

Hello, Everyone

My name is Rick and I've had epilepsy since "82"
I'm 46 yrs. old. I have read alot of the topics
on here and can relate to alot of them, especially...

Created By: Gina Marie | 2006-01-04 13:11 | 507 Views | 8 Comments

For some reason I never thought to encounter discrimination against epilepsy. I mean it's a documented medical condition that I imagined the majority of people knew about and had a basic...

Created By: hiphop | 2006-01-04 13:07 | 172 Views | 0 Comments

hello everybody, my name is chris. i read a topic here from a man named simon, but it was kinda old and it really hit home with me. 10 years ago,{ i'm 29 now} i was doing something with my right...

Created By: jennamay | 2006-01-04 07:19 | 162 Views | 1 Comment

Hello Everyone!

We are continually updating our devices and equipment section: http://www.epilepsy.com/epilepsy/devices_links....

Created By: Brooke | 2006-01-03 17:56 | 256 Views | 9 Comments

hello every body, i have been living with epilepsy for about 3 years now, i have only had three seizures and yes they are very easy to control with depakote 250ml, even though the weight gain. I...

Created By: bradmoss | 2006-01-03 14:24 | 303 Views | 13 Comments

I am 39, had my first seizure (grand mal) on september 23, 2005 and another grand mal on october 28 (more than 2 months have passed and since then I am on Tegretol). I need to drive. What do you...

Created By: x-tricks | 2006-01-02 17:47 | 167 Views | 1 Comment

is it possible?

I have had auras, sometimes weird emotional stuff, and what I think are minor partial seizures; mostly tingling and numbness in one part of my body - for much of my life....

Created By: angelran | 2006-01-01 22:28 | 247 Views | 7 Comments

I was hoping to find out if anyone has had an experience similar to mine. ---

I began having seizures at the age of 13 after recieving a knock on the head. The thing is, my seizures have...

Created By: Claire Clark | 2005-12-31 21:05 | 229 Views | 4 Comments

Hi, I know that someone else has discussed this in recent weeks. I have the occassional tonic clonic but what really causes me problems is taking on the telephone. For the first few minutes I am...

Created By: Anonymous | 2005-12-29 16:55 | 215 Views | 5 Comments

I know I have weird episodes happen with my eyesight, where I see flashing lights and things, but now my 13 year old daughter has been having some issues that I thought I would run past all of you...

Created By: allentraveller106 | 2005-12-29 15:50 | 192 Views | 0 Comments

I have been a patient at the NYU epilepsy center for The next time I had a seizure I ca 4 years. I always have to make my appointment 6 months in advance or I can not be seen in 6 months. Over the...

Created By: coolcanadian | 2005-12-29 15:22 | 169 Views | 1 Comment

I caught an episode of a show titled 'General Practice' last night on satellite. It's an Australian produced show (Hi David). On this particular installment, one of the lead woman chararacters had...

Created By: edy_telephone | 2005-12-26 20:53 | 188 Views | 3 Comments

Does anybody suffer from pins and needles on a particular part of the body? I do have pins and needles on my back and often, on my right arm. I overwent the operation 5 years ago but it didn't...

Created By: firechick | 2005-12-26 18:22 | 1807 Views | 4 Comments

Has anyone heard of absence status epilepticus (aka Spike wave stupor or petit mal status)? Well I have it and it has been the hardest thing to go through. I have seizures every week or two which...

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