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!!!!
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’m really happy that Tampa Bay Bucs made it. They’re playing home against Dallas Cowboys Monday night!
I wish I could say something but my husband is a football official (he is an umpire). Both he and. I would be in so much trouble if it was found that he made a prejudiced statement. So enjoy the… 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 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
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
I love listening to music and i have a few songs i listen to when it's a bad day. I'm looking for some newer ones if anyone has one.
Some songs that I like:
#1. Mary J. Blige- Just Fine
#2. Owl City- Fireflies
#3. DiL- Don't Let Go
#4. Joeboy- Alcohol 🍸
#5. Kes- Hello 👋
#6. Efya- Best In Me
#7. Halsey- Without Me
#8. Selebobo-… read more
Since my last seizure, I find my attention span is much shorter, especially when reading. Anyone else experience this?
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
"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
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