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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: cjcurls | 2006-02-23 14:58 | 240 Views | 12 Comments

Just wanted to take an unoffical poll - How many of you wear a MedAlert bracelet, necklace, etc???

I currently do not.
Doc recomends that I do.
I've been looking online today...

Created By: Joyce | 2006-02-22 09:31 | 155 Views | 1 Comment

Hello everyone,
I want to thank everyone who has e-mailed me regarding any of my posts, it really helps and it has become the high point in my day lately and has braught a smile to my face...

Created By: Gina Marie | 2006-02-22 09:28 | 220 Views | 3 Comments

Do you find that changing shifts for work effects your epilepsy? With having to change your sleeping patterns and everything?

Since I've gone to third shifts my seizures have increased to...

Created By: gretchen1 | 2006-02-22 03:30 | 176 Views | 0 Comments

Maybe this has been discussed and I didn't see it, maybe not. I had an appointment with my epileptologist today and I had a burning question. I'll interrupt myself to say this: often if you go...

Created By: kgreen | 2006-02-21 22:25 | 258 Views | 4 Comments

Hi, I hope it's okay that I'm writing here (it's my husband who has epilepsy). He is a soldier and even though he was told 3 years ago that he was unfit to be in a battle zone, he was deployed to...

Created By: Joyce | 2006-02-21 09:21 | 268 Views | 6 Comments

Good morning everyone,

I have been trying to find a home based part time job for along time and seem too get red flags everywhere I turn. I can no longer survive on $635.00 a month when my...

Created By: Rh52504 | 2006-02-20 14:05 | 155 Views | 0 Comments

My neuro, found small dots on my MRI that indicated to him that It might be Multiple sclerosis. He wants me to have another Spinal Tap, because the first one only tested for viruses... Any...

Created By: jlc | 2006-02-18 20:21 | 193 Views | 0 Comments

I have been on Dilantin for the last 40 yrs it was an excellent control of my seizures. In fact I was doing so well that my medication was downed to 1 per day. Seizures were really under control...

Created By: Auburn | 2006-02-18 05:44 | 236 Views | 6 Comments

Hello,

I'm still awaiting from results from my EEG, but my doctor strongly feels I'm having seizures (hallucinations, mood swings, memory lapses, joint and muscle pain, weight gain). I...

Created By: sallyshredder | 2006-02-17 12:05 | 173 Views | 2 Comments

I've read that simple partial seizures from the temporal lobe affect one's ability to learn and memorize. I know that repeated seizures can cause this, but I'm not sure what is what is meant by â...

Created By: cjcurls | 2006-02-17 09:39 | 243 Views | 10 Comments

Just wondering how everyone else handles this....

If you have a seizure & no one witnesses it do you call it to anyone's attention?

I feel like I'm asking for attention and/or...

Created By: Joel123 | 2006-02-17 08:16 | 372 Views | 7 Comments

To every member of this community,

Thank you all for posting your eloquent and provocative messages.

It's taken me a long time to begin to accept my epilepsy. I've had a great deal...

Created By: dura1198 | 2006-02-15 12:00 | 186 Views | 3 Comments

Does anyone know if exercise (jogging, cycling, swimming, etc..) can affect medicine blood levels? For example, if someone who doesn't exercise has a stable dilantin level and then begins...

Created By: Joyce | 2006-02-14 09:22 | 215 Views | 3 Comments

I am just wondering how many of you feel normal or feel as though what used too feel normal to you is no longer within your reach? I am finding it hard too feel as though I fit in anywhere lately...

Created By: Joyce | 2006-02-13 16:58 | 321 Views | 7 Comments

I may not have epilepsy, however one specialist that I did see said he had no doubts that I do, this was based on how my boyfriend described all 4 different types of seizure that he has seen thus...

Created By: HelenB | 2006-02-13 06:51 | 256 Views | 3 Comments

I am about to start taking zonisamide later this week in addition to lamictal. The side-effects of zonisamide seem awful, the one I do want is the lack of appetite and weight loss, but the others...

Created By: jennamay | 2006-02-10 13:08 | 334 Views | 3 Comments

Good Afternoon Everyone!

As you know Chanda Gunn is an active member of our community and will be playing in her first Olympic games starting this weekend. Below is a listing of times The...

Created By: honeybear | 2006-02-08 14:26 | 212 Views | 5 Comments

Hi all
I was wondering if you could help me.
I have had a couple of strange experiences which I think may be simple partial seizures. I do get these but these new ones have been a bit...

Created By: becca1604 | 2006-02-06 11:30 | 888 Views | 7 Comments

I have growing concerns over employment. My drivers license was taken for 6 months recently, and I work almost 35 miles one way from home. My husband has been great driving me everywhere, but he...

Created By: Anonymous | 2006-02-05 21:42 | 230 Views | 5 Comments

As much as I appreciate all 53 of the Pittsburgh Steelers' gridiron warriors, I particularly appreciate the man who has become an inspiration to the 2.7 million Americans -- and thousands of...

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