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Topic: Share Your Story

Created By: Msy110 | 01/2020 | 0 Comments

Hi all! New here. I have been diagnosed with epilepsy for about 14 years now (im 35). I initially was seen having grand mals. I was on carbamazepine for 13 years when i was advised to change over...

Created By: JoeShmoe | 01/2020 | 1 Comment

I had a partial seizure yesterday, my first for 3 and half years after I was put on Keppra/Leviceteram to stop them. It wasn't a tonic/clonic that I used to have so I didn't pass out but...

Created By: dominikalaskowiecka | 01/2020 | 2 Comments

Hello everyone, my name is Dominika. I was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 25. I just recently experienced my first seizure ever which was extremtly terrifying. I have just started my new...

Created By: cbodnar15 | 01/2020 | 2 Comments

Hello, My wife has had epilepsy for 30 years now since she had a brain tumor removed and radiation therapy. After finding out the hard way, we discovered that she is allergic to Dilantin, Tegretol...

Created By: Ananke | 01/2020 | 4 Comments

I have been diagnosed with epilepsy for 12 years, but I am experiencing something that could be a focal seizure or aura, however it deviates from the pattern of my normal seizures and auras....

Created By: Kslaybaugh | 01/2020 | 1 Comment

I was diagnosed with epilepsy in 1965 at the age of 18 just after high school graduation September. I had 2 seizures 1 week apart. The doctor put me on 3 100 mg Dilantin all at bedtime. I had no...

Created By: Veebeegee | 01/2020 | 3 Comments

Does anyone else vomit during a seizure?

My episodes always follow the same pattern. I wake in the night, feel like I need the toilet and then I get warning, sweating, the fear, the noise...

Created By: CamsCam | 01/2020 | 0 Comments

Hey everyone... I now am living with VNS Therapy and here is my story..

https://youtu.be/A1wu8fZy7ps

Currently at about 7 videos and plan to upload to keep people informed... Also...

Created By: oli5 | 12/2019 | 4 Comments

Hi Fellow Warriors,

Does anyone else here suffer from derealization for days after a seizure? I have temporal lobe epilepsy with simple partial seizures. During seizures I get extreme deja...

Created By: bgarland40 | 12/2019 | 1 Comment

Hi everyone, I am 40 years old and has had epilepsy since I was 2 years old, I thank God I am still here. I just lost my driver, which was my man. So now its about starting all over with...

Created By: Kevin L | 12/2019 | 0 Comments

Hi everyone I am excited to be here to learn and share. I’ve been the epilepsy space for many years. God bless everyone. Kevin

Created By: HexVenus | 12/2019 | 2 Comments

Hi everyone,
My name is Sarah, I'm 38 and I live in Tasmania. Back in April/May I woke my husband with a seizure (fell out of bed, wet myself, then climbed back into bed). He called an...

Created By: Kstepek | 12/2019 | 1 Comment

My husband was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 6. He had very infrequent seizures (maybe 1-2 a year) medication controlled them completely and his doctors were confident he would put grow...

Created By: briseisreategui | 12/2019 | 1 Comment

last year on the 3rd of March i was 11 days shy of 2 years seizure free and while playing basketball with my dad and step brother i had another seizure. i was so close!

Created By: medespoirch | 12/2019 | 2 Comments

Can an epileptic use plastic surgery procedures ? i'm epeleptic and want to visit a plastic surgeron.
https://www.medespoir.ch

Created By: kristina2020 | 12/2019 | 1 Comment

Hi
I have been in a fire in 2018 that caused inhalation of pretty toxic stuff. I fainted, sustained TBI and been sick/off work since then. Had pretty weird symptoms but nobody really...

Created By: ChristopherNathan | 12/2019 | 1 Comment

I play ultimate frisbee. I am in the top 100 U20 players in the USA. I was invited to try out for USA’s U20 team that travels/plays internationally over the summer (try out was in November and I...

Created By: EvaTan | 12/2019 | 1 Comment

Hi, my son diagnosed with atoniz seizure haven't put to any medication yet.He suffer drop attack whenever he is having fever or tiredness. It can happen very frequent like more than 30 times...

Created By: TMorners | 12/2019 | 1 Comment

I had a seizure 9 days ago and I can’t seem to daydream anymore, like I know what I want to visualize but I just can’t see it or I’ll get faint imagery when I’m watching the tv or looking at my...

Created By: tiagorodrigues | 12/2019 | 2 Comments

Hello,

My son in law (5yo) as a type of polymicrogyria resulting in epilepsy, developmental delay, intellectual disability and somewhat motor dysfunction.

He is being followed by...

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