When did you get it?
Diagnosed 1992 I think winter. Oh wait nope summer.
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'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.
if anyone is free to chat i am here
I’ve had epilepsy since the age of 2. I’m now close to 50 yrs. Of age
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
Hi all. My son recently started seizing (grand mal) again after 4 years of being seizure free. I’m looking to buy him a seizure alert device but wanted to know if anyone has any experience with them. I’m currently looking at My Medic Watch App which connects to a smartphone or the Embrace 2 Watch. Are there any other options out there? Your insight is much appreciated.
Hi Becky. My son started having absent seizures when he was 7. At age 15 he suffered from his first grand mal (this happened after his father’s funeral. He died from congestive heart failure)… 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
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 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?
I have always only had between 2-4 min seizures all my life but since July 1, 2022 they started lasted 20min. What could be causing that spike in the differences? I am really concerned but more concerned about having a seizure like that in public with my 4year old son with and no one else.
Hi Amanda. I can totally relate. My seizures have gone from Focal seizures that happened a 2-4 times a week to What seems to be Nocturnal Tonic Clonic. My Keppra has been increased to 3000 mgs. a day… read more