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
According to my research Clonazepam/Klonopin was first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1976. This approval means that it will be available from pharmaceutical companies in a… read more
My potassium was below a 3 when I 2 back to back. I'm now on 10 Meq's which is 8 pills a day.
I asked a similar question I have had low potassium after seizures. And even prescriptions now given to me.
Since I was diagnosed epileptic at 15 months old (December 1979), most of my seizures are nocturnal but I also have absence, tonic clonic & generalised focal ones, so I’ve been epileptic now for 43… 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 usually have 2-3 grand mal seizures each year. I've had 8 now, in just the first 5 months of my pregnancy. Given my experience over the last 21 years of my life since I was diagnosed, I think I'll have a seizure during labour (fatigue & stress). Its a huge concern of mine and I think a planned C-section is a better option.
I had my sons very young 18 I was pregnant and had our oldest 8.lb 9oz ...ouch !! I did have seizures in my pregnancy and did a natural delivery. Second son was just under 8 lbs ??? You should do… read more
Hello! I could not find any answers to this topic. Do you all find that you generally need more sleep than others? I know everyone is different, but I find that I usually need 8+hours of sleep daily. I am very diligent about getting enough sleep as that is one of my main triggers. On the weekends, I can easily sleep for 9+ hours. Is anyone else like this?
I would say yes, I’m the same way in that I need about 8 hours on a regular schedule in order to function normally, and without it I’ve been more prone to seizures. But I purposely plan and keep to… read more
I am 25 years old , is scared to have children because of my disgnose , I need a little support ,
I had two girls . One was 11 6 1/2 & the other was 10 lbs 6 Oz.
The oldest is pregnant with her first child and the youngest just finished 1 year of college. Yes I was on AEDs and the only issue… read more
I have days where I have to really fight to stay awake. It's next to impossible to keep my eyes open.
I've been tested for a lot of things; but so far no answers.
Yesterday I underwent a Doppler ultrasound of my carotid arteries. (I'll have to wait several days for the results.)
Has anyone else experienced such sleepiness?
Sometimes I sleep well at night. Other times ( like last night)
I don’t sleep at all. It varies.