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Personality Changes In Spouse After He Began Having Seizures
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

My husband suddenly started having grand mal seizures about 6 years ago completely out of the blue and was diagnosed with epilepsy about 6 months after his first cluster of seizures. He was young (27) fit and healthy and strong as he is a farmer, since the epilepsy began he has changed in almost every way... can anyone else relate?

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@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member
Facts. But I had been on meds when seizure hit. About 3 months after statis, found I was allergic to keppra and switched to hyper expensive Briviact. I had had another… read more

Hello Everybody. I Have A Question We Know Pain Is A Trigger For Me And I Have A Bad Back I Take Methadone For Pain.
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

I am wondering if anybody has noticed their seizures getting worse or happening more or more intense with methadone? I'm on it for pain because I have a bad back and I have neuropathy and a bad knee. My husband googled methadone and it says people with epilepsy should not be taking it and that it could cause seizures. I take a low dose I take 5 mg three times a day I also take meloxicam which is mobic one time a day and flexeril three times a day.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I have God's grace and the ocean and beach plus Bob Marley today is the second anniversary of my wife's passing away I'm sitting on the beach looking at the ocean listening to Jimmy Buffett drinking… read more

Is There Anyone Who Can View A Video?
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

It was my son having, what I think is a seizure, and I am getting push back saying he is in pain. Background: has CP and has had seizures all his life. He is having increased seizures, mostly focal and some/rare tonic clonic. While there might be pain I know it isn’t it. Getting desperate.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Wow I never thought to ask for video of eeg when I had seizures during the 5 day eeg. I have to schedule another so I will definitely ask

Has Anyone Broken Thier Back During A Seizure? I Broke L2 . It Has Caused Sciatica. I Will Finish My SCS Implant Trial On Friday
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

Ask pain management Dr about it it's made by Abbott Via St Jude's hospital. . Mine is a Proclaim XR . Reduced my sciatica pain by 50%.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Also my Neurosurgeon approved it and the chance of a Grand Maul or any other seizure is low!

Is Muscle Pain Or Body Aches A Side Effect Of Xcopri??
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

I started Xcopri 2 weeks ago and have now been experiencing muscle pain! I'm not sure if I have a kidney stone or what because it was just my back aching! But now my neck is hurting and my butt was aching so bad earlier😥😥

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Call your pharmacy and ask them and see if they can give you an idea what to use

Has Anyone Experienced Idiopathic Chest Pain, Related To Epilepsy?
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

Recently my husband has been experiencing chest pains on the daily but has been cleared by his cardiologist via an echo, cardiac cath, stress test and halter. Does anyone experience this? Not sure if it's side effects from the Dilantin. Can Epilepsy cause idiopathic chest pain?!? Please Help!

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Do you know what your Sodium levels are like? I'm pretty sure if your Sodium is too high this can lead to acid build up then if it gets bad enough bone break down leading to broken bones. But I think… read more

Pros And Cons Of VNS?
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I have maxed out on all my medications, and they do not help my seizures. My seizures have been getting worse and more intense. My neurologist said my last option is the VNS, but I want to learn more about it before I go through with it

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I have had my Vns for about 11 months now so it is still fairly new. It is different for everybody and can take a while to see if it working to stop/shorten seizure length. I have yet to see any… read more

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Does Anyones Eyes Hurt After Having A Seizure?
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

I can always tell when I have a seizure because it feels like I was rubbing my eyes on the carpet. It normally feels like this all day. Does this happen to anyone else? Does anyone know why this happens?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

That's a. Interesting symptom

What's The Difference Between A Neurologist And A Neurologic With Just Your Spine ?
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

Is there a difference between the spinal tap into the brain stem nurologicaly or is it the same?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

The link below from the US National Library of Medicine is the main page on spinal diseases and additional information: https://medlineplus.gov/spinalcorddiseases.html

Medication Side Effect? Further Complications?
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

I have focal eppilepsy. My speech is very impaired now. Vision is now double. Balance is impaired. Meds ia now toplep 300mg a day and epitec 200mg a day split in half morning and night.

Over the last 3 weeks my speech and vision as well as balance has started going. My fits have increased significantly. I am suffering feom chest pain as well. Muscular i canntouch. This I cant.

The neuro has kept up with the diary has to be submitted in a few weeks.

Please sgare your expieriences with me. Is… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I hear you @A MyEpilepsyTeam Member. I get side-effects from my medication too. I am on 4 different AEDs(one of them is in 2 strengths)which makes it worse. They tend to say ‘the more AEDs you are… read more