When did you get it?
Diagnosed 1992 I think winter. Oh wait nope summer.
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
Ive been fired from 6 jobs within the past year alone for "too many missed work days" due to seizures. Or my co-workers "being uncomfortable w my epilepsy and chance of seizures". I had a seizure at work at 2 of my jobs and was fired from both shortly after each. My question is, how do you handle others who don't understand epilepsy in the workplace? I'm currently applying for SSDI but it's taking FOREVER! Would you apply for disability or continue to work knowing it would be a less than 6… read more
I applied for disability and had no problem getting it but my situation is a bit defferent because I became legally blind first. I can only see center vision on my left eye and on right lower vision… read more
Raylene, There are two-2-types of Disability that Social Security issues they are: SSI and SSDI . Be certain that you get the type of Disability that you are qualified to receive. SSI only gives… read more
Has anyone experience a weight gain on @Keppra? I have gained almost 20 lbs in just 45 days. I also take Zoloft for depression and anxiety.
Just the opposite for me however I'm not on zoloft. I'm on Buspar. Iv lost 40 lbs
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
Hi ya it s not easy working with epilepsy I take my hat off to all them that do like you say it s when you're I'll and having to take time off bless you never give up ☺️
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 had more seizures in my 40's than any other time except my teens. The seizures I had in peri menapause were also more severe, causing a loss of memory and balance. It took weeks to get over each… 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