I am 100% positive that hormones are playing a huge factor in both the frequency and intensity of my seizures but I’m not sure where to start to address it. If anyone has any suggestions, PLEASE let me know!
I started with seizures just as I was coming out of menopause at 54. I’m going to be 64 in June. All of my family and friends as well as myself think my epilepsy was brought on by a hormonal change. I… read more
As a child, I took Phenobarbital at night, and Tridione in the daytime. Anyone else heard of this? My new Dr.'s give me funny looks, but I know what I was taking. I was 17 when I stopped taking it.
I take 145 mg of phenobarbital.
116 at night
On it 29 years
When did you get it?
Diagnosed 1992 I think winter. Oh wait nope summer.
No need to apologize. Tell your neurologist's about the depression side effect of that medication
As someone who was once labeled as not likely to ever reach a long-term seizure free state (and have… read more
How do you guys handle your side effects for your medication if it makes you drowsy/ just not yourself. Lately I feel like I'm just not on top of things. I take vitamins my neurologist told me to take and tthey work pretty good. Is there any otc medications or certain vitamins or anything at all that help you guys with your side effects?
I went out yesterday purposely and I'm happy again! I can't wait for this weekend! I'm going to finally do open mic again! Last time was 2020 and I blocked him. I spoke a little ruff to him first
Has anyone experience a weight gain on @Keppra? I have gained almost 20 lbs in just 45 days. I also take Zoloft for depression and anxiety.
Yes keppra did it to me and it does to some ppl
Just seen the nerologist last Thurs Jan 2023.My Nerologist, She doesn't want anyone elses scans or tests. When I've already have had abnormal EEGs plus video EEG. MRI & Cat scans are all normal tho. Anyhow my Nerologist,She wants to do all her own
Workup. Is this normal?
Cause none of my sons Nerologists have did same testing they always went to next step/testing. He was finally diagnosed 2022 Generalized epilepsy after yrs (started when 14 yrs, now 25) of having them and being on meds.
But my offer is no joke. I make it not in jest. But I'm all seriousness
Yes but for me it happens in stages,firstly i feel a different sense of reality, secondly i realise my coordination/balance/vision is impaired and thirdly i realise whats happening between a fog of… read more
I know some kids grow out of their seizures as they get older but do adults do?? I hope it is common.
Thank you John, your answers have always been very useful/helpful and very easy to understand with the way you explain things.