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Xcopri

Xcopri

Has anyone put on xcopri and seen reduction in seisures ?

What are your thoughs of RNS and epilepsy surgery, are worth the pain?

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Has Anyone Noticed Or Experienced Drooling In Any Form Since Epilepsy?

Has Anyone Noticed Or Experienced Drooling In Any Form Since Epilepsy?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I do it when I don’t have a seizure lol
That’s why I do think it’s neurological
I have occipital neuralgia on the left side is more damaged
I’ve had an eye stroke in the left eye a lot of stuff… read more

posted about 2 hours ago

Can Daily Walking Help Control Seizures, Or Trigger More Seizures?

Can Daily Walking Help Control Seizures, Or Trigger More Seizures?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Once upon a time walks were great for me. Unfortunately, five or so years back sensitivity to summer heat started and has been building ever since, and when it started triggering seizures when I was… read more

posted about 3 hours ago

48 Hour EEG Vs. Conventional EEG?

48 Hour EEG Vs. Conventional EEG?

I just got home from a neuro appointment-after a significant aura last Thursday he wants to do a 48 hour ambulatory EEG. I was diagnosed with epilepsy in February based on a conventional EEG in the hospital. If any of you have had the conventional EEG followed by the 48 hour one have the results of the 48 hour EEG contradicted the conventional test? I'm about to make several major life/career adjustments based on my February diagnosis, just want to be sure I'll be doing the right thing. Thanks… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

The 48 hour EEG is more precise to determine where/ how seizures affect
parts of your brain during a seizure. Unless your having a seizure an EEG
can't trace it. You'll be nice & safe in a hospital… read more

posted about 3 hours ago

Carbamazepine

Carbamazepine

I'm sorry I live in UK and the name of drugs different name. Could you tell me the names of the drugs you mentioned what are they called in Britain. Thank you

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

For all medications there are two different types of names. There's a generic name and brand name. For carbamazepine, tegretol is the brand name, where as carbamazepine is the generic name. It's kind… read more

posted about 1 hour ago

Is Anybody Scared Of Surgery And If You’ve Had It Are There Bad Side Affects

Is Anybody Scared Of Surgery And If You’ve Had It Are There Bad Side Affects

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yeah I just can’t see myself having brain surgery yet. I do want to be seizure free but mmmm
And I know you have to be a candidate for it.

posted about 6 hours ago
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Can Events Skip Short Term And Go Straight To Long-term Memory? Could This Be Another Definition Of Deja Vu?

Can Events Skip Short Term And Go Straight To Long-term Memory? Could This Be Another Definition Of Deja Vu?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My long term memory is fantastic I'm 64 and spent a lot of time in hospital having skin grafts when I was young I remember most of that ,I was diagnosed when I was 21 I started to write down early… read more

posted 3 days ago

Is It Safe To Drive?

Is It Safe To Drive?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was born with Epilepsy. I’ve never been able to drive, nor have I been seizure free. Now if you count go-carts, 4wheelers and jet skis, then yes.

posted 1 day ago

Fire

Fire

There is a huge fire in my town will the smoke mess with my seisure will it cause one the smoke is really bad

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

If You get nervous about something/anything that scares Yourself is a trigger for seizures to happen. Be Careful!

posted 1 day ago
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