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Still confused

Still confused

Has anybody else start having seizures out of no where after the age 37? Also does anyone else understand why this could have happened one night outta nowhere after so late in life. No infections or high fevers either???

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

it was long ago but had my first seizure out of nowhere. it was because is the 'as strong as the weakest link' in my body (food seizures).
seizures can… read more

posted about 3 hours ago
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Pregnancy & Lamictal

Pregnancy & Lamictal

I’m currently Not medicated and I’m 6 weeks pregnant and my doctors want to put me on this new medication I’m worried that it will have bad size affects for me and my pregnancy???

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/daily-life/hav...

posted about 6 hours ago
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Vns implant

Vns implant

I am meeting with my epilepsy team of doctors next month to go over my options. Ive been on medication for several years, but get simple patial seizures every couple of months. I think they may bring up a vns implant. Anyone have this procedure, and has it helped?

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have one right now. Mine has helped. When I felt a seizure beginning taking the magnet and sliding it across where the VNS is implanted turns it on.… read more

posted about 15 hours ago
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What triggers your auras/simple partials?

What triggers your auras/simple partials?

Wether you consider it a aura warning or an actual seizure,what do you think caused this and what medication helped you..
I am on tegratol and feel it only controlled grand mal seizures..

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Common Triggers for Partial Onset Seizures
https://www.healthline.com/health/epilepsy/comm...

posted about 24 hours ago
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Seizure after spine adjustment?

Seizure after spine adjustment?

I have levoscolisis. I've been having a lot of back pain recently and need an occasional readjustment. Immediately following adjustment I'll have a seizure ( simple partial) has anyone heard of this?

Any idea why? The pain is actually relived with adjustment.

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

i have complex partials and grand mals and i had a alternative med including neck, back, and spine readjustments. i have a tell (aura) so i tell them up… read more

posted 3 days ago
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Itching

Itching

Does anyone suffer from itching because of the medication they take?

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member I take 8mg in the evening before bed to help with night seizures. 8mg is the max I can take with no side effects.
Does the… read more

posted about 19 hours ago
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Birth Control

Birth Control

I was wondering if anyone on here take Lamictal (Lamotrigine), and has found an effective method of birth control, other than an IUD. I used to take pills, but now they are saying they decrease the effectiveness of the Lamictal, and they keep pushing for an IUD, and I will not get that. Lol

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I don't take it anymore but my dosage was 100

posted 2 days ago
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Financial life

Financial life

How has epilepsy affected your financial life? I had to give up a good job and seek benefit from the state.

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I lost the last job I had because of my epilepsy. Depending on other people is something I really don't like doing. It bothers me that I have to depend… read more

posted about 15 hours ago
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Can talking/laughing trigger seizures?

Can talking/laughing trigger seizures?

Hi all,

I have noticed for about a year and a half now that I often have auras or focal seizures when I am in a high energy environment, around a big group of people (I.e. family gatherings, parties, happy hour with work friends). Often these are the times when I am talking and laughing more than usual, feeling excited or stress depending on the topic or situation. I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them and if they have any advice on what helped… read more

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Something that happens to me when I go to social events I have a difficult time enjoying what is happening. I am always worried that I will have a large… read more

posted about 14 hours ago
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