Does anyone with uncontrolled seizures work at a job ? And if so doing what ? I have held 4 jobs in my life running heavy equipment , welding , a prison guard and my last one when epilipsey hit I was a Rig Manger for Nabors. I'm on disablity now but man do they give me a hard time I have looked but getting back and forth and my job experience I can no longer do any of that. I'm 41 Thanks
I have worked 11 years as a janitor don’t know if I had more than one for sure or not because it was just me dumping trash and sometimes would get yelled at for skipping spaces but when I thought 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
In the case of most of us (unless those who suffered brain damage that specifically damage to long-term memory in the inner brain with the hippocampus and memory central command) or are suffering from dementia (easier to get a test now that can show if you have early stages or soon will have do to recent research published earlier this year), then all of your memories (nothing that occurs during a seizure except those seizures like the Simple Partial Seizures that you are completely aware… read more
I wouldn't know, Besides Diagnozed with 4 forms of Epilepsy since 1982 to the year 2000, also had 1 new type of Seizures with Full Amnesia that Lasted 3 days long every single time I had Prescription… read more
I submitted a reasonable accommodation request on 10/18/22 asking that my job give me 12 hours off of work, specifically during the hours of 7pm to 7am, due to the fact that I must wake up at 6am to get my children ready for school. Also to see to it that I may get enough sleep, because the recommended amount of sleep for someone with my disability is 8-10 hours of continuous sleep per night. My boss agreed to accommodate my request for one week only: 10/31-11/05/22, even though I… read more
Easier said than done. But you deserve better than them!!!!
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
When did you get it?
Diagnosed 1992 I think winter. Oh wait nope summer.
i want to know as much as possiable about it they r talking about doin this on my daughter
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
I am also taking Divalproex...so if anyone is taking these two is it affecting you?
@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member , Continued from above: In mid 2019 I began having these verbal tics where I say or holler words, names, phrases or humming or moaning noises uncontrollably & I don’t know… read more
Good way to help yourself. Like it.