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Can You Outgrow Seizures?

Can You Outgrow Seizures?

I was a minor when I was first diagnosed with epilepsy. I am now an adult and I went two months without taking my medication and didn’t go into a seizure. I heard it’s very rare to outgrow epilepsy as an adult but is it possible???

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I went from having gran mal and petit mal on an almost daily basis to none for almost 37 years. I had 3 seizures when the doctors told me my husband had a malignant tumor on the left side of his brain… read more

posted 6 months ago

Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Has your hair ever fallen out when using depicote?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Tonight lost like a chunk of my hair because of it.

posted almost 6 years ago

Does Anyone Know How Long Tegretol Stays In Your System Between Doses?

Does Anyone Know How Long Tegretol Stays In Your System Between Doses?

I've read it lasts 8hrs but I cant seem to find any information regarding this and I cant find the website where I read that information either.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I maxed out on that over ten years ago. Along with Depicot . I have maxed out on all tip's of med's to treat my Epilepsy. They are always using me for the experiment. For everything they come out with… read more

posted about 1 year ago

What Triggers Your Auras/simple Partials?

What Triggers Your Auras/simple Partials?

Wether you consider it a aura warning or an actual seizure,what do you think caused this and what medication helped you..
I am on tegratol and feel it only controlled grand mal seizures..

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Stress, lack of sleep, constipation and low blood sodium

posted over 1 year ago

Anyone Else Suffer With Insomnia?

Anyone Else Suffer With Insomnia?

Hate not being able to sleep, unsure if it's my meds or not because as far as I know I've always had insomnia from being a baby. I'm on lamotrigine and keppra. Thanks x

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

YES ! 24/7 . I'm alway the last one in bed. On school days I stay up until my kids are off to school. On the weekends I just stay up until my body starts shutting down.

posted about 5 years ago

Migraines In The Morning?

Migraines In The Morning?

Lately I've been having awful migraines when I wake up. Doesn't matter how well I sleep I'll get this headache. Does anyone suffer from these because my epilepsy nurse has said it could be a partial seizure?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

No

posted over 6 years ago

Medical Alert System?

Medical Alert System?

I been thinking about getting an alert system since im home alone. My service dog can be trained to press the button if i have a seizure and need help. He alerts to some seizures and barks if im down longer than 5min or goes and find the nearest person
Problem is my family has lack of communication skills. They ignore my service dog when he is trying to tell them something! Going back to me having no support at home. My question i guess is... if i can't get them to listen to me or my service… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have an app on my Apple Watch that SUPPOSEDLY will alert anyone you program it to with a message of your choosing and I believe can alert emergency services or activate the watch’s SOS beacon when… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Does Or Has Anyone Ever Felt Embarrassed About Telling Someone About Their Seizures?

Does Or Has Anyone Ever Felt Embarrassed About Telling Someone About Their Seizures?

Or on another note, has anyone ever been a little scared of telling someone you feel like you’re about to have one but end up not? Sometimes I feel like I shouldn’t tell my parents or sister because then they’re going to overreact a little after the feeling went completely away.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yea I know. I get worried about if they will treat me differently. Just explain what problems u might have but if they treat u in a less interested or caring way, u don't need them in the first place

posted about 2 months ago

Medicine Reminder?

Medicine Reminder?

I take Levetiracetam and tomapax in the morning and at 6pm. I have my alarm is set for both times but sometimes I don't here the one in the morning or I take it and I'll forget that I did rather it's in the morning or afternoon. What I am asking is how do you keep track or what are you using to make sure you didn't forget?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Go to Drugs.com. They have an app in which you can list all current medications, upload photos of the prescription labels, set reminders, and check off when you have taken the meds. You can also track… read more

edited, originally posted over 1 year ago