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 was wondering ,does your neurologist do follow up MRI?if so what's the frequency?
It's been 2 years since my last MRI and I would like to know if my Archonoid cyst has grown during that time as my symptoms have progressively gotten worse and I still have concerns That it may be the cause of my symptoms amongst other reasons.
MRI will depend on your Doctor. And what information he/she is looking for. A lot of times for myself , my Epileptologist would schedule me a MRI appt., followed by a EEG or the Other way around. Then… read more
As part of my little medicine cocktail I'm on 20 mg am ,20 mg am of clobazam ( Onfi ,Frisium) I'm still awaiting contact from my new neuro.I decided to reduce the night time dosage to 1 tablet .I know it's a benzodiazapine & strong Anybody had problems weaning themselves of this ? I don't intend to reduce it any more TIA
I din’t have Onfi but do have friscium!
I’ve had a few like that, but not very often. It’s when I’ve been stressed and lack of sleep happening. I try to avoid that because those will impact me for days. Hope you recover soon.
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 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
I was prescribed Depokote 20 years ago but discontinued shortly after due to side effects and it did not control the hormone triggers. I have had auras for the past 20 years but I have now had 2 grand mal seizures in the last 8 months.
The birth control pill is great for any type of hormone discrepancy. Helps by keeping them sll level so no rise and fall monthly. If you already have say a high estrogen level the sudden increase… read more
I had between 20 too 30 episodes a day for at least 10years before the age of 15 they were temperl lob apsint mind. I would use better words if I could spell them my microphone isn't working for speak to text.
Iv been off medication since 18 which is around the last time I had one
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