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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.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

That can also apply for getting a job depending on where you apply the risk level of the job

posted 2 months ago

Memory

Memory

Can you lose your memory with seizures?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member I am seeking clarification. When you say "I have been out a few minutes to hours!", are you referring to being unconscious, in… read more

posted 4 months ago

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.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Courtneycram:
So very sorry for you Loss~ You little one is now a Guardian Angel looking down on you & your whole Family.
I'm going to Pray to… read more

posted 29 days ago

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?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Tell me happened?

posted 3 months ago

Driving

Driving

Do you guys drive?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

State took my license after the first one. As a certified mechanic in multiple fields including boats, cars, and motorcycles, all from paid schooling,… read more

edited, originally posted 4 days ago

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

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes!!

posted 18 days ago

Has Anyone Had Embarrassing Things Happen When They Had A Seizure?

Has Anyone Had Embarrassing Things Happen When They Had A Seizure?

Has anyone been either at home or in public and had a seizure that was embarrassing?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I absolutely agree

posted 6 days ago

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?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Talk to your neurologist about tegretol. It is suppose to due damage to your liver. My Neuro. Wanted to take me off but didn’t yet.

posted 2 months ago

Prolonged Aura With Seizure Cluster

Prolonged Aura With Seizure Cluster

Has anyone had a prolonged aura and you try to "fight off" your seizure because you know its coming? I was at the grocery stote today and i didnt want to fall down and make a big scene so i tried to calmly go to the register and kind of leaned on my boyfriend and seized in line because i couldnt fight it anymore.. it didnt last that long but i was still out of it until we went to the car and i had the rest of the seizure in the cluster.
Does anyone else try to fight the… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member I cannot even comprehend the level of frightening that is like because I will get it when I have had then for a stretch of… read more

posted about 1 month ago
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