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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:

Depends on your states laws and doctors medical review board.

posted about 1 month ago

Memory

Memory

Can you lose your memory with seizures?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have memmery loss quite a bit. Dew too the tip of Seizures I have. I don't let them control me anymore. There just another challenge in life too me.

posted 4 months 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

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes absolutely!!

posted 7 months 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

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

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

posted almost 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

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 3 months 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.

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 2 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.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Going through more than grandma seizure

posted 13 days 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.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes it is possible to get sick after a seizure.

posted about 1 month ago

How Do You Deal With The Emotions That Are Associated With Your Epilepsy?

How Do You Deal With The Emotions That Are Associated With Your Epilepsy?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My Doctor Put Me On Buspirone HCL10mg & Really Keeps My Anxiety Down. David Brenna I'm Like You On The Keppra, There Times I Have My Times Like I Want To Argue With Someone, I Don't Start The… read more

posted 3 months ago
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