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Topic: Living With Epilepsy - Youth

Created By: gary scivetti | 2009-07-31 19:53 | 27 Views | 0 Comments

Hi,

Our 7-month-old son has just been diagnosed with epilepsy--this comes on top of hydrocephalus (managed with a shunt and it's progressing very well), some mild cerebral palsy on the...

Created By: sammy89 | 2009-07-30 03:10 | 49 Views | 1 Comment

Man, im still waiting for my results, which is doing my head in. I dont know whats going on in my head or life. I just want this to all be over, its messing up my life and i dont wanna do this...

Created By: twinmami01 | 2009-07-29 21:09 | 1107 Views | 5 Comments

Hi everyone,

I have 8 year old twins that both have epilepsy.  They both have had seizures since they were 10 months old. They are both on lamictal. Last week, one of them started...

Created By: whambaby | 2009-07-27 09:30 | 29 Views | 1 Comment

My son who is 10 years old has just been diagnosed with generalised idiopathic epilepsy - his seizures present as absences which can last for a few hours.  They always happen first thing in the...

Created By: krisnichole | 2009-07-22 19:36 | 286 Views | 6 Comments

I am in desperate need to find answers for my soon to be 4yr old daughter. She had her 1st febrile seizure when she was 5mths. it lasted 55mins. she was put on phenobarbatol but found to be...

Created By: ajs | 2009-07-13 20:54 | 112 Views | 0 Comments

Hello,

My 7 y/o son...
Created By: success | 2009-07-12 19:40 | 61 Views | 7 Comments

Have any other parents experienced growth delays in their children who have been on epilepsy meds? My child was on Depakote, then switched to Lamictal, and he has experienced delay in his growth...

Created By: 2bfree4evr | 2009-07-09 12:53 | 133 Views | 2 Comments

My Son started to have seizures when he was 11, he is now 16.  He has always had them when he is asleep.  The doctor first put him on Depakote, which did help but he still had them occassionally...

Created By: wavrunner1216 | 2009-07-09 02:25 | 156 Views | 2 Comments

My son experienced his first seizure at 15 months of age (February
08).  This seizure was Febrile, occurring while battling a bad case of
Influenza Type B.  After that brief episode,...

Created By: devotionables | 2009-07-05 20:30 | 59 Views | 0 Comments

My daughter, age 7 1/2 has had partial seizures since last August. She's on trileptal, lamictal, and klonopin, all of which work for about two weeks and begin to wear off. We just this week...

Created By: KatieW | 2009-07-05 10:35 | 120 Views | 1 Comment

I was diagnosed with petit mal (absence) seizures around the age of six. I'm fifteen now, and my doctors are thinking of taking me off my medication- zarontin. However, both my father and one of...

Created By: angelsecret | 2009-07-05 08:04 | 62 Views | 3 Comments

hi, im new here! 18, TLE. is there anyone similar to speak to? would love to hear fom you!

Created By: Rahul.Malhotra | 2009-07-05 02:46 | 59 Views | 0 Comments

Hello Everyone,

 I am facing the problem of epilepsy since the age of 12 yrs. Now I am 25. I dont have very major problem of

getting seizers but it occurs once or twice in 6...

Created By: rodandgeneve | 2009-07-04 06:53 | 47 Views | 3 Comments

My son is nearly 8 years old, and was diagnosed in Dec 2008 with BRE after an EEG.  He has mainly had his seizures in the evening in bed before falling asleep.  He also has partial seizures which...

Created By: wyboemail | 2009-06-30 11:41 | 280 Views | 2 Comments

My 10 year old son has been having dreams after sleeping for about an hour. This is disturbing since this was the pattern prior to him having his first seizure in March of 2007 (diagnosed with...

Created By: MichaelK | 2009-06-30 10:21 | 97 Views | 2 Comments

I suffer from several types of seizures, including simple partial, atonic, tonic-clonic, and complex partial. I have had E for over 27 years, but for the past 2 years I have had an abnormally high...

Created By: ny2ga67 | 2009-06-27 14:18 | 183 Views | 0 Comments

My 9 year old son has generalized epilespy, juvenile Myoclonic Epilespy.  He has been on 7 different meds and has bad side effects from them.  He is currently taking 3 different meds now that are...

Created By: naiveprophet | 2009-06-25 15:37 | 61 Views | 1 Comment

I'm a young writer intending to write a piece featuring a teenaged boy with epilepsy. I'm in the early stages of development. My character is around sixteen years old. His epilepsy is a recent...

Created By: ljh | 2009-06-12 11:37 | 126 Views | 1 Comment

Hello, I am the foster mother of a 13 year old boy and have been for over 2 years.  He was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 8 and when he came to live with us at age 11 his epilepsy was well...

Created By: wyboemail | 2009-06-10 09:02 | 103 Views | 1 Comment

My 10 year old son has BRE. Last night he woke up and was confused asking for things that did not make sense. He was very anxious and agitated. When I got out of the bed he was in the kitchen and...

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