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
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
i want to know as much as possiable about it they r talking about doin this on my daughter
My Daily Medicine List
1- Dilantin ((Brand Name) caps 400mg. Per day
2- Lamictal (Brand Name) 700mg. Per day
3- Verapamil 80 mg. Per day
4- Zone gran 400mg.per day
5- Dilantin (chewable) 50mg. Per day
6- Tranxene 7.5 mg per day
7- Singular 10 mg per day (Asthma pill)
8- 2 puffs Advair 2 times per day (Asthma)
9- Sleep with BIPAP at night (improves sleep)
10- As needed to stop seizures 2mg Lorazapam
(Which is only given when I have clusters
Or a longer than normal seizure,… read more
Wolf2677, I am 59 almost 60-10/10/17. For me its been alternating medications and dosages. So far we haven't discussed surgery. Prior to my marriage seizures were about six weeks apart. I got… 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
Theyve been trying to get me to get epilepsy brain surgery for years the older I get the more I'm considering it as I'm seeing how it's affecting my life as an adult. I just want to hear other people who have already done it experiences so I know what I'm getting into. Did it completely cure you? Did your seizures get worse? Any mental changes in personality or mood? How painful was it? Etc.
@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member mine was so long ago I forgot about the puffy eyes. I had that as well. You have the same triggers as me
I've got complex partial seizures with identified abnormality in my temporal lobe. Seizures are focal so my neurologist said surgery is an option I should consider, but I'm pretty scared and not sure it is worth it. My seizures aren't very bad and I could still lead a mostly-normal life but I plan to become a doctor and with sleep deprivation being a major trigger for me it may prevent me from pursuing my desire to work in a hospital (which means long hours). Im not sure about the process of… read more
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 ☺️