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After A Small, Mild Or Even Big Seizure Does Anyone Else Feel Depressed?

After A Small, Mild Or Even Big Seizure Does Anyone Else Feel Depressed?

After reading comments on a thread I was seeing that a lot of people experience some depression after seizures. Depression is something I've delt with most of my life. Things will be going good, seizures won't be bad, relationships are doing great, but then I have a mild seizure that puts me down for days or even a few weeks straight. I call the after effects of a seizure a 'hang over' seizure feeling. My body is sore, my head hurts so much,… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yep. It’s tough, but it is comforting to read other people’s experiences and know you’re not the only one.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Ompi
I don't know how many times I have teared up and cried reading different posts and comments. It makes me feel less alone, others know exactly what I'm going through or the effects of seizures and medicines. Our families are loving and try to be understanding. But they don't really understand all of what we go through sometimes. It makes me cry that again I'm not the only one dealing with seizures and all their after effects. Seizures are horrible, and completely change a persons life forever, it's a little comforting having other people to share these stories and problems with

posted about 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I usually get a poo party going afterwards. Especially if i sleep for more than a week. And as i recover, if its a bad seizure or have more than one then, i usually cry a lot as i recover because i can't function. It's awful!

posted about 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Seizure activity stimulates our emotions- everyone's reactions are different.I used
to get "silly" after one (a partial) now I just get angry. If you are feeling down a seizure magnifies this as well. If this lasts as long as you say you may need an antidepressant
to help. People take these for all types of causes and they do help. Remember you may
not be able to control the physical function of the brain-any more than you could a heart-
but you can control your mind. The fact that you recognize this depression shows you to
be an intelligent person. Don't hesitate to help yourself get rid of this depression at least.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I’ve had many cases of depression, mine all dew to medications they put me on. I’m on 5 different meds and as soon as they change one around I can now pick up on the signs myself and Wyn of the med right away. Lyrica cause depression and I am on that, so I made my dose 25 and my body can handle that because zonagram gives me anxiety so they counteract each other as much as possible. Beginning on 5 different epileptic meds is not fun, but every time I try reducing it my seizures become too bad to handle. so I know even though paramedics call it a cocktail, it’s the right cocktail for me.

posted 4 months ago
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