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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: caddle | 2006-01-11 14:13 | 806 Views | 6 Comments

My 16 year old son is having quite a difficult time
with medications. This is the third medication
change we have had to make.

My son has had 4 seizures since May 2005.

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Created By: sarapick | 2006-01-11 13:04 | 174 Views | 2 Comments

Ever since I was about 15 or 16 I have had episodes of blacking out. It usually happens when I get up from a chair or bed and walk. Sometimes I lose vision and then just kind of crumble to the...

Created By: sarai | 2006-01-11 04:41 | 242 Views | 5 Comments

I am new here and have a question that I can not find an answer to. I have had partial seizures since I was a teenager (now in my 30s) and have just lived with them (no meds) When I have my "...

Created By: docta_j | 2006-01-10 20:04 | 260 Views | 7 Comments

hi i posted this in the teen forum by accident, i meant for it to be here (i'm 17 by the way):

i was diagnosed two years ago with simple-partial seizures and have been on 150mg lamictal...

Created By: niahgoe | 2006-01-10 08:12 | 258 Views | 3 Comments

Can anyone out there help me and let me know where I stand at this moment, I am waiting for an appointment with a neuroligist and am I a state of I DONT KNOW WHATS WRONG - as a child(6/7) i...

Created By: terrij | 2006-01-09 22:53 | 391 Views | 6 Comments

If anyone knows or understands what tuberous sclerosis is please repley.No one in my Epilepsy
support group has it but me so they really dont
understand. Thanks terrij

Created By: Donnajoy | 2006-01-09 17:38 | 183 Views | 3 Comments

My Dr's have diagnosed me with epilepsy, despite only having 1 seizure. Asssuming I stay under control, for even years on end, how can I justifiably drive and put my life as well as my children's...

Created By: Nylrad | 2006-01-09 14:24 | 178 Views | 1 Comment

So we hope our neurologist knows what they're doing, right? But they don't really know exactly the feelings we're having. And we might not exactly REMEMBER what to tell them when it comes time...

Created By: Nylrad | 2006-01-09 14:07 | 203 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 | 185 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 | 193 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 | 186 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 | 272 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 | 184 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 | 191 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 | 172 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 | 231 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 | 327 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 | 740 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 | 335 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...

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