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About Me
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

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

Yes you have to check with you DMV and they will give u a paper for your doctor to fill out

posted June 16
Which Supplements Or Vitamins Do You Take?
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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Leslie, you should talk to a pharmacist who you trust to ask that question. (and try to get list of options -- not just the one of your pharmacy chain that your pharmacy is part of)

posted June 27
Memory
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Can you lose your memory with seizures?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Actually, doing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been a huge improvement in my memory access range and memory recall speed because the biggest blockage was not because of epilepsy or the side… read more

posted October 28
How Do You Deal With The Emotions That Are Associated With Your Epilepsy?
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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Yes, definitely. Not feeling good about Yourself does not help increase Your self confidence. I have had epilepsy my entire life as well. I don’t know about Yourself but being teased does not make… read more

posted August 1
Does Or Has Anyone Ever Felt Embarrassed About Telling Someone About Their Seizures?
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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

I just have to say to my husband I think I’m about to seize and panick mode sets in
“It’s ok don’t worry I’m here”umm I’m not worried so get off me and let my body do it’s thing then it stops and I… read more

posted November 2
I Have The Feeling I Lost My Past,i Can't Remember Almost Nothing?Are There People Here Who Are Having This Too?
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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

With my improved memory recall and reduced depression and anxiety levels, I am doing my best to find links for friends on here to the latest up-to-date information published on Epilepsy and anything… read more

posted November 3
What's One Thing About Epilepsy You Feel Isn't Talked About Enough?
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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

The sad fact is even in years where there are no pandemics, mass shootings, etc., some of the medical professionals do not look for the bracelet, necklace, etc. Some just do not care enough to look… read more

posted September 9
Who In Your Life Best Understands How Epilepsy Impacts You, And How Do They Support You?
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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Great to hear Noah! Hope and positive emotions are our allies and the negative emotions and the negative energy buildup from not venting about the bad things that have happened or simply a bad day… read more

posted May 5
Driving
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

Do you guys drive?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I haven't driven in seven years I think. But I liked it but feared myself. I still do without a vehicle. Huh so yeah I miss driving.

posted April 16 (edited)
Medicine Reminder?
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

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

I had Blood Drawn the other day. I was supposed to not take my medication until that happened. Now the Pharmacy sets them up. I put the AM meds in a bag and could do that.

posted September 15
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