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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: shirahazony | 02/2020 | 4 Comments

Hi, I'm Shira. I apologize for any spelling mistakes, I am not from an English speaking country. I am almost 29, and have had absence seizures for as long as I can remember myself. They weren...

Created By: ozier | 02/2020 | 4 Comments

Can anyone recommend a Dr. for a 2nd opinion? I am a 75 yr old male; episodes for 12 yrs but more intense the past 4 years. I am happy with my Dr. (been with him 4 yrs) but think it prudent to get...

Created By: Roshni | 02/2020 | 3 Comments

I had a seizure after just under a year. I know that I tend to feel down afterwards but it is so hard to snap out of it. My partner has been amazing but I just feel so lonely.

Created By: Cac331 | 02/2020 | 2 Comments

Hi,
I live in South Carolina. I had my first seizure in Aug. 2018. At that point, I lost my ability to drive for six months.
I had my second seizure in Aug. of 2019. Again, the DMV was...

Created By: magde_5e503af1a6bd4 | 02/2020 | 5 Comments

Hello, I would like to ask if it is possible to fly airplanes with epilepsy. in my work, it is necessary going abroad, but I'm afraid of negative consequences. i also that such trips make...

Created By: magde_5e503af1a6bd4 | 02/2020 | 4 Comments

i'm sorry if this topic already was. but i want to ask if some of you take clonezapam for epilepsy. i want to quit it, or minimize, but it the only one which helped me. please write your...

Created By: asterias892 | 02/2020 | 2 Comments

I was diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy 7 years ago and it has been under control with Lamotrigine ever since. During my epilepsy diagnosis I had an MRI which revealed a 'small cystic...

Created By: ncrouse198 | 02/2020 | 4 Comments

Hi,
I've had epilepsy (complex partial and grand mal) for ten years. I had to drop out of school, and currently live on disability epilepsy hasn't changed, I really want to go back...

Created By: princesspeach_64 | 02/2020 | 1 Comment

Hi,
I was just wondering if anybody has any experiences of taking anti depressants alongside anti-epileptic medication. I began having focal seizures about four years ago and around this...

Created By: mar_sk | 02/2020 | 2 Comments

Hi all im 23 years old. I've had night terrors where I would scream loudly and wake up suddenly during my sleep since I was maybe 13-14 years old. 2 years ago we visited a neurologist and she...

Created By: tnorm | 02/2020 | 5 Comments

I’ve been out on a medical leave since December for something not related to epilepsy, and I’m returning back to work on Tuesday. I forgot to take my seizure medicine twice in a row and had a...

Created By: Saaim | 02/2020 | 5 Comments

Hi, I'm 21 years old and last year in February I lost my license. Previously I was seizure free and got my license back in 2018. I had it got an entire year before I lost it. I do believe it...

Created By: Iocando | 02/2020 | 6 Comments

Hi,

I've had epilepsy for three years now, I'm 26 years old. It's been very difficult with the dealing process. However, I think the biggest problem is handling the side...

Created By: Andrewvandyken | 02/2020 | 3 Comments

About once every 3 weeks my wife has an episode. She says she feels funny, dizzy and tired. Her eye lids flicker, her hands cramp up. She is usually semi-coherent during the episodes. They...

Created By: freethemind | 02/2020 | 4 Comments

Hi. I've had epilepsy for 10+ years now but still haven't learned to deal with the fear of having a seizure which leads to a seizure and more fear etc A vicious cycle. I have complex...

Created By: Ericburns | 02/2020 | 3 Comments

When I have seizures, I wake up confused for about a minute and my muscles are pretty sore. Well I just woke up feeling this way, where I forgot everything I did that day leading up to now (5:30pm...

Created By: Mystified2020 | 02/2020 | 1 Comment

About 3 weeks ago I had what i no2 understand to be a Tonic-Clonic (grand mal seizure). I had been using sleep medication, up to 100mg - 120mg of zolpidem(aka Ambien, Stilnox, etc). I decided to...

Created By: Johnom8 | 02/2020 | 1 Comment

Hey all
I had right temporal lobectomy for a cavernous malformation on my right temporal lobe.
10 yrs later I now can't handle stress and have explosive attacks of rage, my short...

Created By: pk | 02/2020 | 3 Comments

Hello,
I am suffering from epilepsy from the last 8 years.have been operated twice .i am on regular mediation of Torleva, Clobazam, and Tegrital. Although the frequency has decreased I am...

Created By: John doe_5b912717f074c | 02/2020 | 11 Comments

So I was diagnosed with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy back in 2011, right after graduating High School. After 9 years, I have come to realize that this medical condition has changed me (for the worst)....

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