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REMEDY FOR CHILDHOOD BENIGN ATONIC EPILEPSY
Created by sankar11at1/25/14 - 5:37 am
Answered by epihelpat1/26/14 - 12:51 pm
4 yr girl .drop attack starts from 3yr age. eeg diagnoses the form of epilepsy.when treated with valparine 200, frisium5,levipil 250,& zapiz .25, she looked well but showed madly & unnatural arrogance.Then with valparine 200,frisium 5 &solumedrol400...
Is It Really A Seizure?
Created by drakivokeat12/23/13 - 7:39 pm
Answered by epihelpat12/29/13 - 5:59 am
I have had 5 episodes last and this year of Complex and Simple Partial Seizures. It's still going on today but too saver I just have strange aura's. The symptoms are similar, I had an EEG they didn't tell me anything. BUT the lady told me to close my...
Created by duttas...at12/26/13 - 10:37 am
Answered by epihelpat12/29/13 - 5:48 am
My son 7 yrs old had a epilepsy surgery 2 yrs back but started getting seizures after 9 months. He had hemorrhage on the rt side of brain after birth. In 2011 Jan he had disconnection of the rt frontal regions.Now the symptoms are different the seizure starts...
Created by letysm...at10/4/13 - 10:38 pm
Answered by epihelpat10/6/13 - 11:08 am
After being diagnosed with Epilepsy this past summer, my 6yo boy started taking Ethosuximide 3ml Twice a day. Three months later the dose had increased to 7.5 ml twice a day. The spelling seizures still presence and I don't see any improvements to stop the...
have trouble posting comments
Created by 9livecatat10/6/13 - 8:21 am
Answered by epihelpat10/6/13 - 10:55 am
at 1 point i got a screen that stated i was not allowed to post/that was in the pink box where other times it waoud say character count limits./why am i being censored/discriminated against here.
Becky Marshall, LPN
Created by nurseb...at9/24/13 - 5:59 am
Answered by epihelpat9/30/13 - 5:35 am
I am a middle school nurse and I have a new student with PNES. I have read up on PNES and I have a question. Please do not think I am making fun of this..... Is a PNES a real seizure? Why I am asking this is for safety concerns, do I still lay my student...
Created by varunpat9/5/13 - 9:52 am
Answered by epihelpat9/8/13 - 11:21 am
my son got a seizure on sunday, he smelled some bad odour and complained pain in his stomach and forehead....he was completly in blackout for about 2-3 minutes until we splashed some water on him....he wasnt responding to us during this period however...
Created by babygi...at9/7/13 - 1:14 am
Answered by epihelpat9/8/13 - 11:09 am
I was reorganised approximately 5-6 years ago. I'm sorry I don't know the exact date, but my memory is not what it used to be. My mom keeps the records to be safe. Up until nine months ago my epilepsy was controlled (or at least we think so).Then I started...
Is it epilepsy?
Created by Dee77at8/21/13 - 1:12 pm
Answered by epihelpat8/26/13 - 11:22 am
I have had at least 8 tonic /clonic seizures and several different kinds of seizures. The Dr I was seeing told me that I didn't have epilepsy. But I have read that if you have more then two tonic /clonic seizures it's epilepsy. So what is the truth? ...
needing help from parents who has a toddler w/ epilepsy. Please!
Created by xmackayexat7/9/13 - 10:16 am
Answered by epihelpat7/14/13 - 6:02 pm
First off let me say that my Daughter has not been diagnosed with epilepsy yet. She is about 2 1/2 years old. She has had an abnormal EEG (which i know doesn't seal your fate in stone)and in a few weeks will be having an MRI done. she Has has a CT scan and...
I cannot take generics. possibly because of one of the "inert" i...
Created by linniecat6/19/13 - 2:44 pm
Answered by epihelpat6/28/13 - 5:49 pm
What to do?
Created by Jmillerat6/22/13 - 5:02 pm
Answered by epihelpat6/28/13 - 5:39 pm
I have been taking Keppra for about 10 years, with increased dosage once in a while. About a year ago I started taking Dilantin also. I have recently had a few "daytime" seizures ( usually I have them in my sleep) and the doctor has increased my Dilantin...
Manager contributing to stress/seizure activity and possible HIPP...
Created by Capable1at6/22/13 - 8:35 pm
Answered by epihelpat6/28/13 - 5:20 pm
Background: After multiple stressful life situations, I had a major seizure in 2006 that resulted in a medical lay-off from a large corporation. After 16 months I was rehired by the same company without medical restrictions and have been working in my current...
Help for my four year old son with damage caused by seizure duration
Created by pilarv...at6/23/13 - 6:37 pm
Answered by epihelpat6/28/13 - 4:57 pm
Hello, I need a referral or guidance to a epilepsy specialist anywhere in the world where I can take my 4 year old boy. Weve seen so many specialist and are given no answers just upped medicines. He was initially diagnosed with partial focal childhood benign...
Can I stop
Created by Kiticatat5/9/13 - 4:00 am
Answered by epihelpat5/10/13 - 3:45 pm
Dear sir, I had my first seizure 30 years ago, and I had my last seizure 7 years ago, so now, thank God, I have an extremely controlled case with Lamical, 400 mg/day. Here is my situation: 1) I am in monopause, don't want to take hormones 2)...
epilepsy and working as a teacher ??
Created by anas55at2/14/13 - 10:55 am
Answered by epihelpat4/14/13 - 3:30 pm
Hi i'm a man from morocco and i'm 21 years old my i started feeling my first epilepsy seizures when i was under 10 years old it was just like a bad feeling that passe's in seconds when i was 20 those feeling started to be more annoying and sometimes i...
Parent of teen with nocturnal seizures needs help!!!!!
Created by Shilowat4/7/13 - 8:35 pm
Answered by epihelpat4/14/13 - 3:21 pm
Epilepsy and Oblivion
Created by anas55at2/15/13 - 2:06 pm
Answered by epihelpat4/6/13 - 5:38 pm
Hello i'm 21 and i have had epilepsy since i was like 10 but did't discover it till i was 20 when i had my first high degree seizure and since then i'm also having a problem of Oblivion i forgot lot of things, lot of names and places since a year and...
Created by adrisa...at1/11/13 - 2:20 pm
Answered by epihelpat2/9/13 - 2:58 pm
My name is Adriana Sartorio, I live in Lowell, MA, I have been having seizures since 2007 but actually diagnosed in 2009. My last grand-mole seizure was in February of 2010. My seizures are triggered by music, I think they're are psychosomatic because I...
General Health and Women's Issues
Effects of seizures or treatment on general health, bone health, sexuality, pregnancy and menopause.
How to find or access help in the community, talking to health care providers and navigating systems.
Concerns and questions about insurance and medication coverage
Lifestyle and Stress Management
Managing lifestyle and stress to help seizure control and general well-being.
Managing Social Issues
Impact on family, relationships, work, leisure and independent living.
Information about medications, practical tips, memory aides and problems taking meds.
Your concerns, ideas, or questions!
Parents and Epilepsy
Parenting children with seizures or management issues for parents who have epilepsy.
Products and Resources for Epilepsy
Products, equipment, and resources for people with epilepsy, their loved ones and caregivers.
Safety concerns, seizure first aid, and ways to prevent or lessen risks.
Sorting Out Seizures
Questions about diagnostic testing or concerns.
Surgery, Devices and Other Treatments
Questions about surgery, devices, diet or other non-medical treatments.
Thinking, Learning, Mood, Behavior
Questions about effect of seizures and treatment on learning, mood and behavior.