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 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 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 was wondering when you seek a second or third opinion from a doctor do you tell ,share include all your diagnosis from previous doctors, neurologist .
Should that information be included?
would those previous diagnosis or medical opinions affect the opinion of the new doctor your seeing?
That's what my concern is really is that they will just agree with previous diagnosis.
I have a neurologist of whom I am not fond. However, she is in practice with a man I do like. Is there a gracious way to say I would prefer to see this doctor?
When I was working , I was only able to work 2nd and 3rd shifts. I was never able to wake up for early morning shifts. First time I tried to work the first shift , I was fired in 3 days , because I… read more
I lost count of how many seizures I had the past weekend. My next neurologist appointment was not scheduled till January. I may have to reschedule it and reconsider the VEEG if the ward is open.
To everyone with a VNS do you believe it has helped? What is the process of receiving one like? I've done some research and it makes me nervous to consider
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
Under some research I'm seeing that its suggested to have 2 at a time. My neurologist has me on 4 anti epileptic medications right now. Is that too much? Especially because they aren't working.
It’s ok to be on more then one brand of meds. Just as long as the Dr. stays within the perimeter of your body weight and blood levels
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