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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: yorkieboi2004 | 2005-08-18 23:14 | 281 Views | 21 Comments

Hi there, I hope someone can help me - I promise to keep this as brief as I can.  In 1998 I suffered loss of speech, and paralysis of my right arm and hand overnight.  This was diagnosed as a...

Created By: sansy | 2005-08-18 18:00 | 888 Views | 2 Comments

I've noticed quite a few people saying that heat can trigger seizures for them, but being cold seems to really do it for me! It seems worse than ever now that I've lost almost 30 pounds in the...

Created By: Butterflygrl | 2005-08-18 09:15 | 6913 Views | 9 Comments

Every now and then, when it's quiet, I hear a "tick tick tick" in my ear. Such a light sound, in fact that if music was playing I wouldn't even hear it.When I say "light" - I mean LIGHT! It's not...

Created By: Butterflygrl | 2005-08-18 07:52 | 644 Views | 11 Comments

I just got let go from my job yesterday.They told me that "I didn't look happy". Ya - I guess I wouldn't look happy if for the last month I've been so drugged up on different meds while my neuro...

Created By: johnnybr | 2005-08-11 22:27 | 203 Views | 6 Comments

I have two older sisters' who are just plain ignorant when it comes to epilepsy.One tells me constantly that I use my epilepsy as a excuse for not working.The other one just doesn't want me at her...

Created By: purpleangel23 | 2005-08-11 18:02 | 163 Views | 0 Comments

I took my first grand mal seizure in 2000 when i was 18. I took my second two years later. Then again two years later i took my third, but now a month later i took another. I have been on...

Created By: mexican_fire | 2005-08-09 14:27 | 206 Views | 2 Comments

Hi guys~~The concussion that I was telling you about from last Sunday has not gotten better and I was back in the E/R for a 3rd time, and they told me that this one may take up to 6 weeks to heal...

Created By: llparker | 2005-08-08 21:59 | 195 Views | 2 Comments

I just can't stop bellyaching today. I can barely move my neck because my neck and back hurt so bad. I am lined up for a massage tomorrow. I talked to my boss about the stress here and hope to...

Created By: llparker | 2005-08-07 20:11 | 299 Views | 13 Comments

I am a 29 year old single female in Atlanta. I have had seizures for as long as I can remember, for a long time, I was misdiagnosed. It's not as though I am really ashamed, persay, but people tend...

Created By: Butterflygrl | 2005-08-06 18:04 | 399 Views | 12 Comments

The last two seizures I had....occurred while I was blowdrying my hair. Prior to those seizures, I would experience "auras" only...(a chokey feeling in my throat...tingly lips)I'm trying to figure...

Created By: kayla | 2005-08-05 22:07 | 245 Views | 5 Comments

I was returning from work the other night and stopped to buy some juice. I had a small seizure in the shop. I am pretty good about clearing my head after, but I live in NYC and I remember not...

Created By: mexican_fire | 2005-08-02 17:29 | 200 Views | 3 Comments

Hi again,.I am sure you are all very tired of hearing my crap on here.But, I had a T/C Sunday early afternoon, and thankfully was already on the ground watching TV in my room, with my kids, and...

Created By: joshfoster | 2005-08-02 00:07 | 235 Views | 4 Comments

Hello,My symptoms struck me around 2001, uprooted me from my work/career at the time, and have been constant ever since. It's kind of hard to believe something this horrifying could hit me every...

Created By: worried001 | 2005-08-01 09:43 | 199 Views | 2 Comments

Hello everyone,Thank you so much for all your prayers, condolances, and advice during those days when I did not hear from my friend. As it turns out, I did hear from him yesterday. He was...

Created By: seekinginfo | 2005-07-31 23:02 | 302 Views | 19 Comments

I was told by someone who, well, lets just say is a thorn in my butt and always looks to get me upset...but he told me that with eveyr seizrue my hubby has that it "kills briancells"....is this...

Created By: stacy | 2005-07-31 21:44 | 1089 Views | 12 Comments

hi im a 17 year old girl and i was wondering if anyone else wiv epilepsy has a bed wetting problem. im really embarrassed about it and dont like talkin to my doctor about it. if anyone on here has...

Created By: Butterflygrl | 2005-07-30 00:07 | 23929 Views | 57 Comments

I've been a smoker for about 13 years or so now. I'm not a heavy smoker by any means, and I go through a pack every 3-4 days. I just wanted to find out from "other smokers" on this site or any non...

Created By: vanillabean | 2005-07-29 20:44 | 795 Views | 6 Comments

Please please come talk to me. I really always feel like in a dream, not there, drugged, since my delivery since 2 years. Did a sleep-deprived EEG. I feel way worse when I don't sleep.I...

Created By: mexican_fire | 2005-07-29 17:38 | 193 Views | 2 Comments

Hi all, I am strangely wired from top to bottom, when I should have slept through the night and still be sleeping right now, but am not.I ahd a MAJOR T/C last night that lasted around 3.5-4...

Created By: mexican_fire | 2005-07-28 17:15 | 191 Views | 3 Comments

I was wondering a weird thing and was wondering if anyone else experiences this.Obviously, I have more TCs than anything else, but when the jerks are doing their thing, and muscles jerk or twitch...

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