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.
Yes you have to check with you DMV and they will give u a paper for your doctor to fill out
Can you lose your memory with seizures?
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
Yes all the time mostly what I can and can't do
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
I can usually fight off my seizures by taking a nap. I have to be seriously distracted or out of it.
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.
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
I have to make myself get going not only physically but mentally
FEEL GOOD STORY. Yesterday a woman I've occasionally collaborated with through work (but barely know) called me to ask a question. After that, she asked me how I am. I haven't spoken with her in a few years, so I told her about my epilepsy. Turns out, she was diagnosed with epilepsy the year before I was! We had a grand old time telling seizure stories, complaining about how people don't understand and minimize our symptoms. All the stuff we do on here, only she didn't seem to know much… read more
Have an amazing, beautiful day!
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.
I get very nauseated. Stays with me for about 24-36 hrs.