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Does The Op On The Brain Have Side Effects?

Does The Op On The Brain Have Side Effects?

I have a friend who I haven't seen for about 3-4yrs who had the Operation (don't know what it's called) and since she's had the Operation she has put on a bit of weight has panic attacks if left alone around people she doesn't know and has lost her self confidence so much that she can't go anywhere without someone she knows with her.
Before the Operation apart from the seizures she was fine does anyone have any answers to this question or have experienced any of the… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

i had a hemispherectomy. they disconnected my left brain and remove a part of my brain that cause my triggers. the surgery left me with some problems. the right is less than the left. and my brain is there but i cant say the words. its afterwards that is the problem.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

First thing she MUST do is talk to her doctor. There could be a lot of different causes of her problems. The sooner she goes to the doctor the faster she can get an answer.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Any op can have side effects, it sounds as though they removed the part of the brain that the seizures were coming from but these seem unusual side effects from that, side effects from brain surgery would tend to be things like altered vision or weaknesses in one side or slurred speech.
I would think that there is probably another cause for this maybe depression.
I would suggest that she sees her Dr about it.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I would suggest a dr’s visit, the main results of my op was immediately after surgery was no danger recognition. I had to be taught how to cross the road again as the first time going to the shop I didn’t look just stepped off the kerb. Luckily enough my husband was there and grabbed me back. I also suffer from short term memory loss. I put my car keys down then it takes half an hour to find them, I swear blind I’ve put them in a certain place but they are not even close. I have no sense of direction anymore so if it is a strange place I will get lost so I can’t be left on my own or you won’t find me again. Everyone has different reactions to their surgery. It seems your friend is surrering from extreme anxiety and really should go to the dr’s
Hope this helps a bit. Debbie

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

After my brain surgery , the area of the brain that was worked on felt like memory foam or a sponge. When it got fully healed, it harden back up and didn’t even feel like I had the surgery. The only other thing I can think of is that even though my head was harden , that part of my head is a little sensitive than it was before the surgery.

posted over 2 years ago
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