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
Hum I wonder if addiction is on that list of side effects? Or the term dependency? I'm just curious. Seems that side effect gets missed sometimes.
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
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 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 submitted a reasonable accommodation request on 10/18/22 asking that my job give me 12 hours off of work, specifically during the hours of 7pm to 7am, due to the fact that I must wake up at 6am to get my children ready for school. Also to see to it that I may get enough sleep, because the recommended amount of sleep for someone with my disability is 8-10 hours of continuous sleep per night. My boss agreed to accommodate my request for one week only: 10/31-11/05/22, even though I… read more
Easier said than done. But you deserve better than them!!!!
Me and my boyfriend are thinking about having a baby in the future. I have a generalized form of epilespy that is controlled, but I will be on medicine for the remainder of my life. My doctor says I can't be on my meds while pragnaet and I guess I want to hear stories about what this has been like for other people
Hope this helps
When did you get it?
Diagnosed 1992 I think winter. Oh wait nope summer.
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.
Yes keppra did it to me and it does to some ppl
I have had epilepsy since I was 11 and I'm 34. As of now lately for the past couple of months I have been drained exhausted and I just read an article that says you can have seizures at night? Does anybody have any answers or what they do? Or does this mean my vagal nerve stimulator battery has to be changed?
I have mostly nocturnal seizures also. They happen shortly before I wake up, or sometimes shortly after I get up(that’s when I fall and get hurt). I also am severely fatigued and dehydrated when I… 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?
Hope you feel better soon. Let us know how you’re doing.