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I’ve had epilepsy since the age of 2. I’m now close to 50 yrs. Of age
It's happened quite a few times at bedtime most recently last night, i feel heavy and disconnected but also like my body is moving around, my eyes quickly moving around...
After my right lobe craniotomy on 12-16-2020 being a constant burden on my family unable to help out, drive or work had a couple of trips via ambulance to the ER. Seen for: 8/2/2021
Pseudo seizures &… read more
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 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
I've been without a neurologist or epitologist for over a year do to the COVID crud my primary Care has like myself been trying to get me into a neurologist. But as of yet no goal.
This is my biggest problem in regards to neurologists/epileptologists. I was seeing a local neurologist in a small town and I couldn't see where he was doing me any good. I'd go in. He'd look at… read more
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
When did you get it?
Diagnosed 1992 I think winter. Oh wait nope summer.
Where I live they have made wearing masks up to us. We are still 6 feet away from one another. The small activities only allow 10 people in a room, still. I am sure the isolation when we could… 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
I have focal impaired awareness seizures, focus mainly (L) side & sometimes (R), early adult onset. They're not completely controlled by medications, so I've been on many meds throughout the years. Recently, I was diagnosed with hyponatremia. Sodium level 132 a year ago, 127 mid March 2023, 126 a week later. My endocrinologist has me on a restricted fluid intake, which is difficult to do with daily meds, vits, meals, exercise, thirst. Seizure meds I'm currently on are Oxcarbazepine (generic Tril… read more
Please do! Even read up on it. I never heard of hyponatremia until I had routine blood work done. One never knows the havoc epilepsy meds plays on our bodies. I had an extremely low vitamin D… read more