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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.

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I am happy for you 5 years that is great. Be proud of yourself☺️

posted about 1 month ago

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

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

posted over 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Me too!! Far too often, when I am talking to others, that I cannot remember basic things or times from the past. Very frustrating 🤦🏽‍♀️

posted about 1 month ago

Memory

Memory

Can you lose your memory with seizures?

posted over 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

After you have a seizure, you may be confused after having one and your speech might be affected for a few minutes

posted about 1 month 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. Growing up I was always the funny… read more

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Amen to that 🙏

posted 21 days ago

Do You Need A Kick In The Bu** To Get Through A Bad Day? - Sing This!!

Do You Need A Kick In The Bu** To Get Through A Bad Day? - Sing This!!

I revised the lyrics to Gloria Gaynor's classic "I Will Survive". Have fun with it!!

"I WILL SURVIVE EPILEPSY"

At first I was afraid
I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live
With you on my inside
And I spent oh so many nights
Thinking how this was so wrong
But I grew strong
And I learned how to get along
And now you're back
Yes, that’s the case
I just woke up upon the floor
With big ol’ bruises on my face
Doc should have changed those stupid meds
I should have made him list’n to me … read more

posted over 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have to make myself get going not only physically but mentally

posted over 2 years 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 seizure thats coming?… read more

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I often get an aura with my seizures and a ten second warning with specific sensations. In my teens I tried to fight off incoming seizures with certain positive mental imagery like swans and tranquil… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Which Supplements Or Vitamins Do You Take?

Which Supplements Or Vitamins Do You Take?

posted 7 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Jim, Good luck. My Social Security Disability is on account of my Learning Disability. My Neurologist suggested I have a full Neurological Workup. That is a lot of testing. They do not know why I have… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Abuse Of Site

Abuse Of Site

Hi, this forum is very important and helpful for those suffering and needing advice. Recently I have noticed people abusing the forum and treating it as a dating site - giving out private email addresses and phone numbers to those that are vulnerable. Please don't abuse the site in this way (I'm not mentioning names but you know who you are).Thank you.

edited, originally posted about 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

welll I say no not a dating site there are lots of them out there but I see why two would hook up they understand what is doing on with you in part

posted about 3 years 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.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

the 1st thing i tell ppl is about my epilepsy, surgeries, and they are always curious never mean or hateful.

posted about 2 months ago

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.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes it is possible to get sick after a seizure.

posted 11 months ago
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