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
Raylene, There are two-2-types of Disability that Social Security issues they are: SSI and SSDI . Be certain that you get the type of Disability that you are qualified to receive. SSI only gives… read more
i want to know as much as possiable about it they r talking about doin this on my daughter
"Reduction in life expectancy can be up to 2 years for people with a diagnosis of idiopathic/cryptogenic epilepsy, and the reduction can be up to 10 years in people with symptomatic epilepsy. Reductions in life expectancy are highest at the time of diagnosis and diminish with time. Our model provides broad estimates, but it appears that the higher mortality rates in people with newly diagnosed epilepsy translate into decreased life expectancy."
You can’t really say when you go to heaven. That’s God’s choice so I don’t believe that stuff about life expectancy with seizures
My wife is living with epilepsy and I am so scared to death of losing her. I would like to know if there is anything we could do, or is it something that's inevitable?
I would say when for some reason the seizures can not be controlled, no matter what they do
I have been epileptic since I was about 7 years old and am now 27 years old and feel like this past year has been one of the worst when it comes to the amount of seizures I’ve had
At the beginning of 2019, my doctor and I decided to try a new medication called Lamotragine and slowly take me off the older medication carbamezapine as I wasn’t fully under control. While I was on the carbamezapine I would have about 1 seizure/year and it was durable and livrable. We decided to lean another… read more
I had a right lobectomy surgery back in 2012. It never stopped my seizures but it did reduce them by more than half! I was haveing about 20+ gran mal seizures a year and now im having like 5-8 a year… read more
Ive been fired from 6 jobs within the past year alone for "too many missed work days" due to seizures. Or my co-workers "being uncomfortable w my epilepsy and chance of seizures". I had a seizure at work at 2 of my jobs and was fired from both shortly after each. My question is, how do you handle others who don't understand epilepsy in the workplace? I'm currently applying for SSDI but it's taking FOREVER! Would you apply for disability or continue to work knowing it would be a less than 6… read more
I applied for disability and had no problem getting it but my situation is a bit defferent because I became legally blind first. I can only see center vision on my left eye and on right lower vision… read more
My Daily Medicine List
1- Dilantin ((Brand Name) caps 400mg. Per day
2- Lamictal (Brand Name) 700mg. Per day
3- Verapamil 80 mg. Per day
4- Zone gran 400mg.per day
5- Dilantin (chewable) 50mg. Per day
6- Tranxene 7.5 mg per day
7- Singular 10 mg per day (Asthma pill)
8- 2 puffs Advair 2 times per day (Asthma)
9- Sleep with BIPAP at night (improves sleep)
10- As needed to stop seizures 2mg Lorazapam
(Which is only given when I have clusters
Or a longer than normal seizure,… read more
Wolf2677, I am 59 almost 60-10/10/17. For me its been alternating medications and dosages. So far we haven't discussed surgery. Prior to my marriage seizures were about six weeks apart. I got… read more
I am currently taking 1500 twice a day of Keppra and 150 of Vimpat twice a day. I have vision and fatigue as my two major side effects with Keppra and have talked with my doctor about switching medications. I would continue with the Vimpat, but switch my Keppra to either Lamictal or Briviact. I have done research on both, but would like to hear experiences people have had with both before I make any decisions.
Thank you in advance, I appreciate it!