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
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
When did you get it?
Diagnosed 1992 I think winter. Oh wait nope summer.
I have heard in the past from several friends who have tried many others including surgery, implants or non-medication alternative methods. However, I think it would help if those of you who have to share your experience with those are now at the point where they have been told that medication will never allow them to reach a long-term seizure free state.
If Q + A section was better organized, then I would not have to ask this question, but we have a support site, so we have to do what we can… read more
@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member Everyone gets nervous. Usually what helps is if you talk to your epileptologist/surgeon. From the surgeon, I learned there was a better chance of dying from a car accident… read more
I'm going to have the RNS implant in March. And all I want to know is has anyone else had it done and dose it work . I go in March to Vanderbilt medical center in Nashville Tennessee.
I have always only had between 2-4 min seizures all my life but since July 1, 2022 they started lasted 20min. What could be causing that spike in the differences? I am really concerned but more concerned about having a seizure like that in public with my 4year old son with and no one else.
Hi Amanda. I can totally relate. My seizures have gone from Focal seizures that happened a 2-4 times a week to What seems to be Nocturnal Tonic Clonic. My Keppra has been increased to 3000 mgs. a day… read more
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
It doesn't matter how much I try paying attention to the conversation. I couldn't tell you everything word for word even if it's just happened. It's like it goes in one ear and out the other. Like following instructions if I've been given 3/4 things to do if I've not written down I would be able to remember 3 & 4 but not 1 & 2
@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member I am sorry to hear that your family reacts that way. However, you have friends on here, and we can reassure you that you are normal. Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder doesn't make… read more
I have reached a point where trying to work is no longer an option for me. The whole process of applying for disability seems very overwhelming. I did get through the initial application so now I am waiting to see what is next. I was told I may be sent to some specific doctors chosen by the Social Security Administration. I am not currently on any medication because everything I have tried to date makes me sick and my regular doctor said I am "medication resistant". I would just like to have… read more
I did that. They all gave reasons why I cant work also
I've got complex partial seizures with identified abnormality in my temporal lobe. Seizures are focal so my neurologist said surgery is an option I should consider, but I'm pretty scared and not sure it is worth it. My seizures aren't very bad and I could still lead a mostly-normal life but I plan to become a doctor and with sleep deprivation being a major trigger for me it may prevent me from pursuing my desire to work in a hospital (which means long hours). Im not sure about the process of… read more