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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.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

For you I agree being 3 months and hope all keeps going well for you to

posted 2 months ago

Memory

Memory

Can you lose your memory with seizures?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes u loose memory from seizures desorder...its sad cause u know something but u can't remember the name ,place,or thing

posted 4 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… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I LOVE THIS SONG!!

posted 9 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.… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

The way I calm down
is either watch a good film or take a nap or find something that will interest me.
Mediation doesn't work~Can't stand "Total silence… read more

posted 11 days 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:

It’s a ‘getting to no there r other epileptics’ in the world ... they listen to what grade our epilepsy is & our medication. It could bring 2… read more

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.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Nausea is one of my main symptoms that I'm having a bad seizure. My brain fires, body releases adrenaline and that starts the nausea. This is the worst… read more

posted 10 months ago

What are your triggers?

What are your triggers?

Some of my triggers for seizures i know of are stress, lack of sleep, miss med, comming off of adrenaline and certain pitch noises.
What are some of yours? How do you avoid or prepare/deal with it.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member Stress is a universal trigger for seizures. It is all about reaching a level of stress beyond which your meds cannot prevent… read more

posted 15 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:

I use a pill box for the week. Morning and night

posted about 2 months ago

Long distance flights and epilepsy?

Long distance flights and epilepsy?

I'm wanting to travel to South Africa but my parents are refusing me to go due to my epilepsy. Any tips for flying long distance?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I go to Mauritius every yr and I have been there every yr since I was a teenager and I am 32 yrs old and my mum and dad struggled when I was a teenager… read more

posted 11 months ago
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