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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: gretchen1 | 2005-06-08 01:03 | 245 Views | 3 Comments

To whomever it may apply:I am an epileptic and I have SEIZURES. I do not have FITS when I am having a seizure.Rabid dogs are said to have fits. Someone having a temper tantrum (which I'm...

Created By: flashdancer5 | 2005-06-07 17:16 | 263 Views | 6 Comments

I entered this forum for one reason, and that is to hopefully shed some light on a interesting situation. I am a nursing student and the folowing situation is of great concern to me....two years...

Created By: lynn610 | 2005-06-07 10:44 | 243 Views | 1 Comment

Hi Linda,I was thinking about this again last night. The accident that I had was when I had a headache after having one of those nocturnal seizures. I came up behind a car (my co-worker) waiting...

Created By: gretchen1 | 2005-06-06 19:38 | 334 Views | 10 Comments

Hello to who might wonder -I've posted I'm having marital problems. We're now separated and I'm counting pennies. I'm on disability. I have to watch my spending very closely. Right now I'm...

Created By: challeng | 2005-06-05 01:56 | 251 Views | 5 Comments

Hi all. I have suffered since a child with only smaller "petit mal" type seizures, although I did have one tonic-clonic "grand mal" type seizure in high school. It occured during my sleep. I am...

Created By: gretchen1 | 2005-06-04 12:34 | 254 Views | 2 Comments

It got better :) Or, did it? I have often wondered this one thing: how much in my life is actual, how much is perceived. Do I filter out the world's bounty when I'm down? I'd hate to think I...

Created By: sansy | 2005-06-01 16:59 | 226 Views | 2 Comments

I've had issues with migraines for 5 years, and was hospitalized earlier this year with a hemiplegic migraine. That was their "best guess" based on my symptoms of tingling, aphasia, and trouble...

Created By: challeng | 2005-06-01 06:40 | 274 Views | 7 Comments

My name is Jason and I just turned 24 years old. I have had epilepsy since I was a child. I started out having auras and feelings of euphoria which I could provoke at will by thinking of certain...

Created By: grgeliz | 2005-05-30 12:16 | 211 Views | 1 Comment

   I was turned down my first time eventhough I have Refractory Epilepsy (uncontrolled by medication).  I have about 6 seizures per month.  Make sure you apply for the "Request for Reconsideration...

Created By: slaw327 | 2005-05-29 09:45 | 257 Views | 3 Comments

I was diagnosed with JAE since age 11. I began with petit mal seizures. At age 18, everything appeared to be going smoothly and the doctor at Children's Hospital recommended we ween me off my...

Created By: irishgirl | 2005-05-27 18:49 | 189 Views | 0 Comments

I am a 22 year old Irish girl with tonic clonic and absence seizures since I was 16, and I had the strangest experience the other day. I am supposed to take tegretol every day but in my wishful...

Created By: darwin513 | 2005-05-27 01:03 | 750 Views | 5 Comments

Hi,I have had 8 grand mal seizures since 1990 and even though they haven't been often, it is still difficult not being able to drive for 6 months at a time. Thankfully, I have wonderful coworkers...

Created By: sestrilla | 2005-05-26 20:04 | 472 Views | 27 Comments

I know there are a few of us who are on disability because of epilepsy. I, myself, am on disability, can't drive and have to depend on family to take me places (which they get aggrevated when I...

Created By: pennyhickey | 2005-05-25 10:35 | 296 Views | 12 Comments

Does anyone know anything about disability benifits?  A friend of ours recommended that my son apply for disability benifits since he is unable to work again.  If anyone has any information as to...

Created By: sestrilla | 2005-05-22 12:59 | 235 Views | 7 Comments

I've had seizures since I was 9 years old...I'm now 34. A few years ago I had the seizure monitoring done. I was ready to do anything to stop the seizures. After the monitoring my neuro (a...

Created By: gretchen | 2005-05-19 23:08 | 253 Views | 10 Comments

I have an inherited form of generalized epilepsy. Actually what I was specifically told about me, and all in my family with E is that our epilepsy is inherited based upon how the "whole brain...

Created By: gretchen | 2005-05-19 21:40 | 301 Views | 10 Comments

I was reading the excellent information printed by the sponsors of this site and came across this paragraph under medicines and I don't get it. I had a sz a few hours ago, maybe I'm still not "...

Created By: lemon5us | 2005-05-15 10:03 | 187 Views | 2 Comments

Hello to all,I just wanted to know if anyone lives in beautiful B.C. Canada and if they have applied for and recieve disability through the government. I know it is pretty tough to get. I just...

Created By: elsea | 2005-05-14 16:55 | 471 Views | 5 Comments

Hi! I have a neurological condition but not a dx of epilepsy. However, I have had a strange thing going on lately. I'll be talking to someone and all of a sudden I feel like I am the observer...

Created By: blythe | 2005-05-13 14:32 | 238 Views | 9 Comments

i'm 29, diagnosed with partial complex seizures neuro believes might be caused by a lesion due to a embryonic scar from lack of oxygen or some blah like that. i'm a single mother and didn't have...

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