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Created By: mariechi97 | 10/2018 | 0 Comments

About 4 months ago, after going through numerous doctors, I finally found a doctor that listened and believed me when I said that I had epilepsy. However, he is still on the fence about it....

Created By: Muriel | 10/2018 | 0 Comments

My mother who is 85 had the flu beginning of February and was sedated and intubated for 8 days and nearly died. She survived and then had a seizure in April. They found that she had an arterial...

Created By: princesskitten | 10/2018 | 1 Comment

I thought I'd share my story with the world, especially those with temporal lobe epilepsy or are suspicious they have it.

I had my first seizure when I was about four. Supposedly,...

Created By: NRbierman | 10/2018 | 0 Comments

To those reading this, hello my name is Nick. I’ve currently 26 and have had epilepsy since I was 14. I suffer from both grandmaul seizures and atonic drop attacks. On four different medications...

Created By: paulscan | 10/2018 | 0 Comments

History of how of health problem. Very short:
Stop Child Abuse Now since Oct. 13, 1975 and Oct. 13, 2014 and for Oct. 13, 2048 in a "Time Capsule" for Donora, (Pittsburgh),...

Created By: wmi3@aol.com | 10/2018 | 0 Comments

Hi my name is Mike and i have had Epilepsy for many years and sadly in my case its getting worse .Right now i am on my 8th change of medication and in fact have just recovered from my latest...

Created By: dj1984 | 10/2018 | 2 Comments

Hello Everyone,

I am Divyesh Jain. I live in India. I am having epilepsy since the age of 12. At present, my age is 34. I need guidance on how should I go about marriage. I don't get...

Created By: Lizzybabe718 | 10/2018 | 6 Comments

my husband was on dilantin 300mg twice a day so (600mg total daily) and was well controlled on dilantin no seizure activity for like 6 years. With the recent studies of long term side effects his...

Created By: RA1416 | 10/2018 | 5 Comments

I need some help please. I am 30 (31 in November) years old (mother of two beautiful girls and pregnant with my third) about 2 years ago I started having auras everyday sometimes twice a day. I...

Created By: Mrs_Simns | 10/2018 | 0 Comments

My niece is 25 years old and she has been experiencing conscious seizures often induced by her nut allergy (however they come on randomly too). During some of these seizures she would experience a...

Created By: Cole.Whitcomb | 10/2018 | 0 Comments

Hello all! My name is Cole, I’m from South Dakota, and have been living with epilepsy for just a few years now. I have reached a therapeutic level with my medication but it took a couple years to...

Created By: rachelrobin | 09/2018 | 1 Comment

I have musicogenic seizures, a rare type of reflex epilepsy. Since being diagnosed almost 15 years ago in my mid twenties, I’ve met many people with epilepsy, but no one with musicogenic seizures...

Created By: byrdmom2 | 09/2018 | 3 Comments

One late evening in November 1979, I was thirteen years old. I was babysitting a small baby. Back then I was a babysitter on weekends to earn extra money. I even went as far as to take classes and...

Created By: sarahshapiro11375 | 09/2018 | 1 Comment

Seizures can be very tiring to both the patient and the ones surrounding them. it's not the tiresome taking care of them. But sometimes, it tires us seeing them suffering.

Created By: JustPassinBy | 09/2018 | 3 Comments

Just call me Chin. I'm 19. Got diagnosed with Absence Seizure when I was 14. Kept switching meds because it didn't seem to work with me til we went with Lamotrigine.

I've...

Created By: Brain Blur | 09/2018 | 8 Comments

I'm 48 years old and have worked a number of jobs all my life until the seizures had torn up my body to the point of no return.
I finally applied for disability as oftentimes seizures...

Created By: bmcnamara562 | 09/2018 | 0 Comments

Hey, I am 17 and I am a teen with epilepsy living in New Jersey and I'm creating a video about the awareness of teens with epilepsy (daily life, extra curriculars, schooling) for a Girl Scout...

Created By: amypage | 09/2018 | 4 Comments

Hello! My name is Amy. I'm 22 years old, and have never been technologically-inclined. My baby sister (though being 16 makes her "not a baby") encouraged me to post on this blog. I...

Created By: Constance1237 | 09/2018 | 2 Comments

I have been having what I call episodes for the past few years. Last year I had my first major one. I was sitting in my car waiting for my husband and my stomach felt like I was on a roller...

Created By: Weezer | 09/2018 | 2 Comments

My friend and co-worker who is a long-time epileptic lost her job with the federal government over the one-time use of cannabis to assist with terrible migraines she was having from the anti-...

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