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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: ccampbell020 | 2005-02-07 17:41 | 475 Views | 14 Comments

Do any of you battle depression?  I have only recently discovered that I may have been depressed for quite some time and it could be related to my seizure condition.  Or perhaps it's the fact that...

Created By: pryderi | 2005-02-05 09:23 | 877 Views | 37 Comments

This is my latest thought, maybe if I explain to some people who actually have epilepsy my situation they might be able to suggest something or understand,  because everytime I go to a doctor they...

Created By: ruth | 2005-02-04 20:24 | 453 Views | 8 Comments

I was diagnosed with petite mal epilepsy 25 years ago. I was having dream like feelings and de ja vue. My doctor prescribed dilantin and I have only had a few seizures over the years.  Just...

Created By: theresab72 | 2005-02-03 17:03 | 390 Views | 0 Comments

I thought for the longest time that I was having seizures, but all my EEG's kept coming back normal, so I would go home with the pseudoseizure label.  Finally I found out that I have a movement...

Created By: avidrunner22 | 2005-02-01 11:13 | 363 Views | 1 Comment

back in July, I had my first seizure, a grand mal. It came as a result of head trauma. And that came as a result of hyponatremia which caused me to collapse and smack my head on the corner of a...

Created By: rushmare | 2005-01-31 12:30 | 362 Views | 0 Comments

Hi i have not posted before but has been following the discussions made by people. I am comfused at the moment, i will explain.I was just diagnoise with partial seizures end of last year....

Created By: tjcps | 2005-01-29 21:59 | 403 Views | 6 Comments

Hey guys,I'm tj, i had a brain tumor removed when i was a sophmore in high school, i am 23 now, the surgery was sucessful and the tumor was benign, but for the past 5 years i have been epileptic,...

Created By: toddpinnell | 2005-01-29 18:29 | 1318 Views | 11 Comments

Hi! I am new to this group and have had three seizures. My last one happened at work and the paramedics were called. I ended up in the Emergency room where the doctor told me he had to report it...

Created By: fredricksmith | 2005-01-28 16:40 | 385 Views | 3 Comments

Hi,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />This could be a long post, but I will try to be brief.I am 39. For many years when we were younger, my older...

Created By: angie | 2005-01-28 15:56 | 445 Views | 6 Comments

Okay, I took the first step; I went to the doctor today. We have Kaiser, so I had to see my general practicioner first and get a referral to a neurologist. She gave me an immediate referral when I...

Created By: princessmaid | 2005-01-27 15:53 | 426 Views | 5 Comments

hey,ive been a member on this site now for a few months as i have been experiencing what i call seizures since the beginning of last summer.At the begining they were few and far between, one a...

Created By: troublecat | 2005-01-26 18:38 | 511 Views | 10 Comments

I don't think my Neurologist watches me as closely as he should. He often seems inaccessible, and he isn't as sensitive to my suffering as I would like him to be. However, he seems to know what he...

Created By: batman | 2005-01-25 16:48 | 429 Views | 2 Comments

I've had epilepsy for 18 yrs now and still certain that something is triggering the seizures in my lower right side abdomen. After explaining what I felt for years, over and over to my doctors,...

Created By: kymlovejoy | 2005-01-25 16:10 | 3150 Views | 13 Comments

Hi, I am 33 years old and I have been having seizures now for about 3 years. It happened shortly after a toxic reaction to topomax. I was in the hospital for a week then and every since then I...

Created By: ache | 2005-01-25 14:56 | 542 Views | 11 Comments

Hello, After skimming a few topics & their replies, am I correct in assuming others w/ epilepsy suffer from short or long-term memory loss? Please forgive me if this is a question that's been...

Created By: kaaye | 2005-01-23 21:40 | 401 Views | 4 Comments

Hi I am new!!!  My name is Karen and i am a mom to 4 children, dd 10, identical twin boys 8 and ds 4...my dd was dx with absence epilepsy approx 3 yrs ago and was on Zarontin, thinking she had...

Created By: zoofemme | 2005-01-23 11:41 | 368 Views | 0 Comments

I don't know if this is E related or not??  I have been seeing color "auras" for the last few days..most noticeable at night and only out of my right eye?  I have also been seeing spots...again,...

Created By: mexican_fire | 2005-01-20 19:45 | 398 Views | 1 Comment

Hi guys~~Anyone out there have JAE or Juvenile Absence Epilepsy??  Similiar to JME.IT comes with Absence that may or may not be photic triggered, and Primary Generlized TCs.  IT develops in the...

Created By: tmpino | 2005-01-18 13:32 | 851 Views | 28 Comments

My name is Tiffany, I am 29 years old and have been suffering with CPS for 14 yrs.  I consider myself a very strong and capable person and have never been the type to want help from others. It is...

Created By: sarahshepler | 2005-01-18 10:34 | 518 Views | 9 Comments

36 yr. old, married w/2 children,dog,horse,full happening. I own a bar three hours away that is profitable and I don't want to sell. I had 2 grand mal seizures and stopped breathing at work,...

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