Epilepsy

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About me

About me

I have a question can I drive a car or not I haven't had a seizure for about 5 years wat do u think and u respond to me back please.

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Goody for you say all you want

posted about 1 month ago
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Memory

Memory

Can you lose your memory with seizures?

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes u loose memory from seizures desorder...its sad cause u know something but u can't remember the name ,place,or thing

posted 9 days ago
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Medicine reminder?

Medicine reminder?

I take Levetiracetam and tomapax in the morning and at 6pm. I have my alarm is set for both times but sometimes I don't here the one in the morning or I take it and I'll forget that I did rather it's in the morning or afternoon. What I am asking is how do you keep track or what are you using to make sure you didn't forget?

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

a pill minder would be good.

You could keep them in your purse in case you go out so you don't miss the 6 pm dosage.

Cell phone alarm can help alert… read more

posted 5 days ago
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Driving

Driving

Do you guys drive?

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It is my independence. Do you personally feel that you can? Be honest to yourself and respectful to people who are on the road. I get my release when I… read more

posted 12 days ago
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Does or has anyone ever felt embarrassed about telling someone about their seizures?

Does or has anyone ever felt embarrassed about telling someone about their seizures?

Or on another note, has anyone ever been a little scared of telling someone you feel like you’re about to have one but end up not? Sometimes I feel like I shouldn’t tell my parents or sister because then they’re going to overreact a little after the feeling went completely away.

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Agree we make the discison on things not someone for us we know our body as others may think they do but dont and never will.So I say do what you want… read more

posted 23 days ago
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Carbatrol

Carbatrol

I've been put up to 1200 mg per day of tegretol retard. This is the maximum dose and seems very high - has anyone else been on such a high dose and did you suffer any side effects?

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

When I was 15 I took 7 or 8 myself

posted about 1 month ago
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is it normal to get sick after a seizure?

is it normal to get sick after a seizure?

Had grand mal seizure last night, after I came too. I needed help to bathroom & got sick for 20 minutes or so. I have never had that happen before.

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Nausea is one of my main symptoms that I'm having a bad seizure. My brain fires, body releases adrenaline and that starts the nausea. This is the worst… read more

posted 6 months ago
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Women - do hormone changes throughout the month affect your seizure threshold?

Women - do hormone changes throughout the month affect your seizure threshold?

If so, which part of the month? Have you had any form of treatment to control hormones? Birth control?

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I always have my seizure before and after my Menstrual cycle. I tale depo shot( birth control) it slows or takes away the hormones.

posted 4 days ago
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Does anyone else experience depression with epilepsy?

Does anyone else experience depression with epilepsy?

This is my first time posting on a site about my epilepsy, but I feel like I just need to vent to people like me. A little about me: I live in a small town in VA with my mom, dad, and fiancé. I'm turning 25 in a week and I had my first seizure at 17 the morning after my grad party. It was a gran mal and my life just hasn't been the same since. I currently take 350mg Lamictal XR at night before I go to sleep. Some nights I wake up and have bad tremors still.… read more

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Deal with depression everyday.
having Epilepsy and getting older doesn't really help.
I have to deal with Type II Diabetes also which knocks me for a… read more

posted 2 days ago
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