What does everyone mean by what " triggers" you this may be a dumb question but can Episodes/ fits be triggered by things other then like getting scared or stuff like that ?
I feel like when people are talking to me about random things I sometimes get this feeling like a random word almost sets something off?
Anybody go to a epilepsy college? I might be starting to go to one. Seems like it will be a lot of help.
Has anyone ever tried the Keto Diet and did it help reduce the number of your seizures?
I have been taking Klonopin two times one during the day and one at night for the last month. I take Lamotrigine 300 in the morning and 60mg of cymbalta for years for depression. I have a birthmark surrounding my left eyelid and left front forhead. Lately my left eyelid swells up everyday. I have Sturge Weber Syndrome also which causes seisures also.Thank you
As a person with controlled epilepsy, a big problem I have is losing mornings to toxicity from my after-breakfast meds. I've found ways that work for me:
* Eat a bulky breakfast (oatmeal with none of the sweet stuff works for me).
* Don't do anything that makes my blood rush to my head (over-caffeinating myself, sugary breakfasts, leaning over and putting my head down, generally running around during the hour after taking my meds).
* Stay seated for an hour.… read more
Does anyone know or have any details on the long term effects of epilepsy, VNS therapy, & medication? I'm just wondering if the seizures are capable of causing any brain damage or things like that. I'm also having a debate with a friend and the internet is being very vague. Hope everyone's day is going well.
Why hasn't anyone in this community tried or looked into this form of treatment?
As a child, I took Phenobarbital at night, and Tridione in the daytime. Anyone else heard of this? My new Dr.'s give me funny looks, but I know what I was taking. I was 17 when I stopped taking it.
I have had nocturnal seizures for years now and I'm not getting any younger. So my question is this "is there anyone who has nocturnal seizures that gets disability?" If so is this a long process?