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As Aging Comes About, Has Anyone Experienced Their Seizures Change For Better Or For Worse Also?

As Aging Comes About, Has Anyone Experienced Their Seizures Change For Better Or For Worse Also?

As a child and through school years, my seizures went by and in an hour or so I was back on track, as entered adulthood seizures primarily strike at night and keep me down for upto 2 days with auras that seizures don't always come through. However here within the last 2 years or so everytime my seizures strike (still at night) I fall. Sometimes off the bed, or walking in the midst of the seizure.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I've been dealing with the negative side effects of (too many!) medications for 50 years now. It really has been such a battle!! I've also had 2 brain surgeries. I'm so grateful that I no longer lose bladder control! As I have aged, seizure frequency has increased. That's why I work part-time, and don't overtax myself physically.... otherwise I pay for it!! Do you take any good vitamins & electrolytes (especially during the summer)??

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

For me my seizures went worse to better. That only because of my brain 🧠 surgery I had in 1998. It reduced my seizure frequency and I don’t seizure as much at night , like I use to. I may seizure occasionally during sleep. Most of the time it’s in the day.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Forgot to mention hormone changes! Women feel this more due
periods but it does affect men too. Estrogen is very important to
brain function. Testosterone is converted to estrogen before it is
absorbed/used by the brain. So high levels of either affect it- as
we age these hormones decrease so the brain is "calmer". Each
case is different of course depending on which brain part is affected.
Latest research bout hormones, emotions, and brain function is
just amazing.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Mine went from just staring spells In my youth, to sleep seizures in my 20s-30s to full blown thrashing on the floor in my 40s. Yeah, so worse as I age.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

No I've never tried anything like that. Docs have never even commented use of that stuff.

posted almost 2 years ago
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