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
"Reduction in life expectancy can be up to 2 years for people with a diagnosis of idiopathic/cryptogenic epilepsy, and the reduction can be up to 10 years in people with symptomatic epilepsy. Reductions in life expectancy are highest at the time of diagnosis and diminish with time. Our model provides broad estimates, but it appears that the higher mortality rates in people with newly diagnosed epilepsy translate into decreased life expectancy."
You can’t really say when you go to heaven. That’s God’s choice so I don’t believe that stuff about life expectancy with seizures
When did you get it?
Diagnosed 1992 I think winter. Oh wait nope summer.
I went out yesterday purposely and I'm happy again! I can't wait for this weekend! I'm going to finally do open mic again! Last time was 2020 and I blocked him. I spoke a little ruff to him first
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 have took vimpat since I was a teenager and I don’t have any side affects with me and it helps me to help seizures but I am sure it helps with my other meds to.
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
Taking a 300 mg epicenter moderate release capsule at night ( as well as others ) Tolerate it fairly well - ithink Have now Gone up up to 5oo mg now Feeling more tired but better if I can get of the house for a walk How does everyone get on with this AED ?
@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member... I'm not prepared to stay on it even if he reduces the dosage. I am sure I am allergic to it too.
Will it set off with excessive motion.
I have heard of this but I am afraid to shell out the money only ro have it not work. I'm waiting for it to be out a little longer so I can hear how well it works. If it works well, I would be more… read more
I've noticed we are some intelligent. Spiritual, artistic and poetic people on here can you all show me some stuff. I'm just in awe of us as a disabled people. I truly am shine peeps shine
Awesome mantle I will check it out thank you.