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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: Nylrad | 2006-01-09 14:07 | 193 Views | 3 Comments

I've been taking Topamax for a couple months now, long enough to be experiencing some side effects. I'm beginning to think I should not have asked my doctor to switch me from phenytoin and...

Created By: Donnajoy | 2006-01-09 08:45 | 182 Views | 0 Comments

Has anybody experienced a 1st seizure in the months following a pregnancy? I am an otherwise healthy 35 yr old woman who had her 1st grand mal while asleep 6 months post-partum. I have been put...

Created By: Hayels | 2006-01-09 05:57 | 189 Views | 3 Comments

I went into hospital 3 months ago after I collapsed. It was suspected that someone had spiked my drink. The doctor thought he could hear a heart murmur so I was placed on cardiology. I received a...

Created By: niahgoe | 2006-01-09 04:24 | 179 Views | 2 Comments

I suffered from blanx as I call them as a kid (6 or 7)and took medication for them and got over it, had a relapse when I was 12 or 13 and again took medication and got over them then last week I...

Created By: zettahertz | 2006-01-09 00:57 | 248 Views | 0 Comments

Hello,
I'm new here and I have a question about tremors from taking the epilepsy medication. My neurologist gave me phenytoin when I had some strange problem, sorta like sleep-walking,...

Created By: jboyd | 2006-01-09 00:17 | 180 Views | 2 Comments

Hi i have simple partial seziures and atonik seziures and on meds but im going threw somethig i have never went threw before ive had seziures since a child. Has any one had seziures during a sleep...

Created By: RobChicago | 2006-01-08 19:20 | 185 Views | 4 Comments

I suffered a severe head injury in an auto accident in July of 1984, I recovered, managed to earn two college degrees only to develop a seizure disorder eight years later. The seizures were both...

Created By: joed43 | 2006-01-07 21:01 | 167 Views | 2 Comments

I'm joe from Louisiana.Been diagnosed over a year now with temporal lobe seizures. Beginning med was Keppra,didn't work out. Now I take Carbatrol,300 mgs 2xdaily. Dosage was just doubled as result...

Created By: unicoideb | 2006-01-06 12:40 | 226 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 | 316 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 | 666 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 | 308 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 | 177 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 | 180 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 | 171 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 | 596 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 | 181 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 | 168 Views | 1 Comment

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Created By: Brooke | 2006-01-03 17:56 | 267 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 | 318 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...

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