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Topic: Living With Epilepsy - Youth

Created By: 234kelkel | 2011-08-22 03:59 | 91 Views | 2 Comments

Hello...well I am 19 and I have just graduated high school this past year. I'm planning on going to a community college. I am a proud owner of a drivers license (finally after turning 18) and I...

Created By: crisgrullon | 2011-08-16 22:04 | 223 Views | 13 Comments

Im just really wondering if there is someone on this website girl or guy that is fresh out of high school-(seems to me its just worried parents-no offence to the parents) ???And if theres anyone...

Created By: dkatiemom | 2011-08-16 16:40 | 93 Views | 0 Comments

I have a 12 year-old with autism. Last Friday, he began having absolutely shocking behavior outside of the norm (eye's rolling back, lip quivering, inability to control his muscles, etc.). I...

Created By: Juliabrim | 2011-08-13 10:14 | 86 Views | 1 Comment

My daughter is 6 and going for her first video EEG. We are checking into the hospital for three days. Does anyone have tips or suggestions for our hospital stay? Or things they wish they had known...

Created By: I-hate-my-epilepsy1001 | 2011-08-12 18:06 | 79 Views | 0 Comments

I'm 15 and have had petit mal for awhile, I was just curious when will I know when the petit mal seizures are going away? Are there any signs I can watch out for?

Created By: KarenE | 2011-08-11 16:58 | 74 Views | 0 Comments

My name is Karen Egan and I am an Irish student doing a masters Occupational therapy project on the Disclosure of epilepsy in young adult friendships and the decision-making process around this....

Created By: Mikesor | 2011-08-09 03:35 | 92 Views | 1 Comment

Hello. My brother ( 15 years old ) had what I think it was a seizure. That was around 2 months ago. 2 weeks ago he had another one. Now, I wasn't sure how the second one started, we were all...

Created By: I-hate-my-epilepsy1001 | 2011-08-06 17:12 | 177 Views | 4 Comments

I am curious about this, why do I have more seizures in the MORNING than at night. I wake up sometimes and have none but other times a good few. And this drives me freakin...

Created By: kbon90 | 2011-08-03 18:51 | 93 Views | 2 Comments

I have been dealing with Epilepsy and Seizures all my life ever since I was a baby.

Does Epilepsy and Seizures every go away or does it stay with you for the rest of your life

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Created By: I-hate-my-epilepsy1001 | 2011-08-03 14:25 | 395 Views | 7 Comments

Okay, I'm 15 with peit mal seizures aka absence seizures. And I'm at the point where I'm sick of them, I want them out of my head forever! I'm going to be 16 in Feburary and I want to drive...

Created By: rbarr110 | 2011-08-02 15:05 | 98 Views | 2 Comments

A few months back my son had what appeared to be a stroke.  He had been asleep for about 30-60 min when he was suddenly awake and had complete paralysis of his left side.  He could not move his...

Created By: CaliGirlinSC | 2011-07-30 20:02 | 269 Views | 1 Comment

My son has absence seizurestriggered by hyperventilation and has been taking Zarontin (15ml) for a few months now. Last night, he had a spell of five seizures in a 20-30 minute time span. I have...

Created By: jbmom | 2011-07-27 22:54 | 71 Views | 0 Comments

ok...this is the 2nd attempt to post this so lets see if it works....we saw my son's neuro doc today who finally agreed that nearly 2 yrs of increased seizure activity...88 in 18 months and 3 meds...

Created By: jbmom | 2011-07-27 22:36 | 133 Views | 4 Comments

We just saw my son's neurologist, who finally after nearly 2 yrs of multiple seizures and upping doses of the 3 meds he is on is offering alternatives...does any one have any experience with VNS...

Created By: Mimi37 | 2011-07-17 14:20 | 77 Views | 1 Comment

Hello everyone, I have a 16 year old son that started having seizures a year ago, he was on levetiracetam,but after the continuous seizures the doctor changed the meds, he started taking Keppra a...

Created By: Colorguardchicka | 2011-07-12 01:08 | 86 Views | 0 Comments

What are some of the causes for grand mal seizures?  I can't seem to find any and I'm hoping anyone can help

Created By: sask1 | 2011-07-10 00:25 | 96 Views | 1 Comment

My daughter has had seizures for almost 2 years following encephalitis. She is currently one 3 different meds and they aren't doing anything.  She is on clobazam, trileptal and topamax.  She...

Created By: mgburtis | 2011-06-22 14:18 | 150 Views | 2 Comments

Hey, I am new to this. I have been on a no caffeine diet for 2 years and I just recently read in a book that starches can affect epilepsy. Has anyone read anything or had any experience with this...

Created By: tarnie23 | 2011-06-13 19:05 | 145 Views | 6 Comments

i have had had epilepsy all my life (petti mal) but have only been diagnosed 5 years.

recently ive been having alot of trouble with my epilepsy, ive been having the electric shocks in...

Created By: brenda-sw | 2011-06-04 13:11 | 111 Views | 3 Comments

My almost 5 yr old is supposed to be starting Kindergarten in Sept. 
Full day, 7 hrs, 5 days a week.  She has BRE and is still napping 1-2
hrs mid day.  We live in NJ and the cut off...

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