When did you get it?
Diagnosed 1992 I think winter. Oh wait nope summer.
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
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 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 ask this question because I just remembered the first time that I was told by someone that I had a Complex Partial Seizure. It was when working in Acushnet Rubber factory at some point in the first 5 months of the year (I worked for 8 months there before returning to college in the fall of 1997), and a coworker in that section of the factory had witnessed at least part of the complex partial seizure. Her husband has Epilepsy, thus she knew how to recognize a Complex Partial Seizure. After… read more
My seizures have remained the same, I just have fewer seizures than before.
I know the tests said my memory was poor. When given directions, I did not carry out the task well or consistently. The inability to do so the Doctor felt would getting and keeping a job difficult.
I have a very bad short term memory but a good long term memory