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
Every couple of years I have seizures then my Dr wants to try something new or ups the dosage. The meds I'm on now are making me dizzy and off balance
Ive been sacked i have epilepsy was diagnosed over 5 years ago my mental health impacts this I had a stage 4 meeting I wasn’t aware of the time till i came into work today meeting was at half 9 I even cancelled a 4 week sick note to come back in as I had a seizure last weekend what can I do I’ve been in the job 9 years 😩any advise please
Sorry to hear. I'm kind of in a similar situation. I wasn't sacked though I basically left to go to another job then I had the seizure 2 months later. Originally I had planned on going back there if I… read more
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
When did you get it?
Diagnosed 1992 I think winter. Oh wait nope summer.
I take Levetiracetam and tomapax in the morning and at 6pm. I have my alarm is set for both times but sometimes I don't here the one in the morning or I take it and I'll forget that I did rather it's in the morning or afternoon. What I am asking is how do you keep track or what are you using to make sure you didn't forget?
I now have a Nurse who is supposed to come in and set them up. I was running low on some that needed new Prescription Refills. Now I have everything I need. Am very capable of setting up meds. I have… read more
Ive had epilepsy since i was born on my 18th birthday my brother stressed me out so much the doctor said i "unlocked" my stress seziures. They are nonelectrical so they couldn't pick anything up on sleep study.
Steve, right now you are in the midst of intense spiritual warfare. What adds to the problem is the negative side effects of the medications that you are taking, and MD's not believing what you try… 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
i want to know as much as possiable about it they r talking about doin this on my daughter
I ask this question because I honestly do not know where I would rate my neurologist. I am not holding it against him that I have not seen him since December 2019 because I he was preparing to get me scheduled to to to the Tufts Medical Seizure Center in March of 2020 when access was shutdown because of the pandemic. Right now, we do not interact at all and he simply faxes in a new prescription to the pharmacy when requested because we need time at that seizure center to figure out what to do… read more
mine is a 1