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
That's right VeraBaker! Those that pray together stay together. When you put your trust in the Lord, all things work out for a married couple one way or another.
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
When did you get it?
Diagnosed 1992 I think winter. Oh wait nope summer.
Had epilepsy since 2020 am 55 now was a shock to be fair am on keppa start on 50mg am on 1500 now still having sezure so hope this helps but I see some have had surgery and how's that being if they had surgery
I am pleased that unless I do not pay attention to my triggers, there are no problems. Not getting good quality sleep. not eating enough or properly, in my case being overheated are… read more
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
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.
For those diagnosed later in life, how long did it take to overcome the sudden changes in your life? I was a total extrovert before seizures, always on the go. I never want to leave the house no because I'm scared of having a seizure in public or around friends most of which don't even know that I have them yet. The sudden change of not being able to drive has been very hard. It's been 13 months since I was diagnosed & I still feel completely isolated and cut off from the world outside my house… read more
I've lost most of my family and friends because of my condition!! But y'all and little few family and friends that I have in my life is worth living and fighting to get better if that's even possible… read more
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