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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: mexican_fire | 2005-06-18 19:07 | 242 Views | 6 Comments

Classy, A spike is a specific EEG abnormality associated with epileptic seizures.  It must last20-70 milliseconds, display a pointed peak, and be distinct from the background.It just means you...

Created By: mexican_fire | 2005-06-18 14:46 | 178 Views | 0 Comments

Hey there Classy.No, what is going on between those two fools doesn't make sense.NES will produce absolutely NO abnormal brain waves what so ever, because NES isn't coming from the abnormal...

Created By: mexican_fire | 2005-06-18 14:35 | 411 Views | 2 Comments

TO the person that wrote that question about seizures an altitude being related.I will say yes to that.  My grandparents live in NC in the mountains in the western tip just over Georgia.I went...

Created By: alexie | 2005-06-17 22:02 | 255 Views | 12 Comments

I am so sick of being asked if I have tourettes syndrome.Please someone, before I punch someone, let me know a nice way of dealing with this, that doesn't resort to violence.It's making me tearful...

Created By: gashead | 2005-06-17 16:21 | 276 Views | 8 Comments

Has anyone else had fits recently due to a viral infection? I was diagnosed with pneumonia in May this year and then on the 4th June I had 8 fits! had to be put on a High Dependency Unit and kept...

Created By: gretchen1 | 2005-06-16 04:32 | 195 Views | 0 Comments

This is icky but true anyway for many. We have "life style" differences that can become difficult. I'm always on the look out for some way to make my life smoother.So I'll share what I do. Hope...

Created By: saki | 2005-06-16 00:41 | 764 Views | 9 Comments

I am a 48 year old female who has had seizures off and on since last winter when I had a strok.  Within the last month I have noticed another strange phenomenon.  It has happend 3 times. ...

Created By: Maggie | 2005-06-14 23:47 | 3212 Views | 9 Comments

Hi,I would like to know if anyone else has problems with their eyes before a seizure?The problem I have is that before a seizure,my eyes feel very heavy and if I am awoke from it then I see double...

Created By: chips | 2005-06-10 22:56 | 2580 Views | 17 Comments

Has any one any information on stress related seizures.Has any one had them and what medications are you on with them.Any information will help

Created By: clunk1234567 | 2005-06-10 10:17 | 369 Views | 21 Comments

Over here we fought off the demonic, labels, and we removed the insane label. It was a two thousand year uphill struggle, but the fight is being won. One of the labels that is very hard to shift...

Created By: usdesertrat | 2005-06-09 17:31 | 323 Views | 2 Comments

I lost a block of time yesterday. At bedtime, my husband fills up two large glassess with water for use during sleep hours. Instead of having my glass next to the bed on my dresser, we found it...

Created By: flashdancer5 | 2005-06-09 14:06 | 207 Views | 4 Comments

     thank you to all who responded, especially nancy. I do believe (after yesterdays "fake" episodes) that this mans disorder is totally mental in addition to fictional. He had several "episodes...

Created By: gretchen1 | 2005-06-08 01:03 | 247 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 | 253 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 | 255 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 | 227 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 | 281 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...

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