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Has Anyone Experienced A Drop In Liver Functions As A Side Effect Of Their Medication?

Has Anyone Experienced A Drop In Liver Functions As A Side Effect Of Their Medication?

I had blood work done that showed a small drop in liver function. However, my general practitioner said it was nothing to worry about.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi Rod, your reaction shows a solid point on each of us being different. Although on phenytoin for years, my neurologist has insisted no more generic… read more

posted about 5 years ago

Did Epilepsy Surgery Affect Your Artistic Abilities?

Did Epilepsy Surgery Affect Your Artistic Abilities?

My neurologist has discussed surgical options with me and I'm I was leaving them as a last resort because it scares the crap out of me. But now I'm starting to run out of options with medications. So I have a question for those of you who have had experiences with surgery (preferably laser ablation or gamma knife). I'm an artist, and I suffer from seizures located in my right temporal lobe. Did any of you that had surgery in that area lose any artistic… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I havent had the surgery also have right temporal lobe gelastic seizures. What I have lost is an interest in reading books. I hope you dont lose the… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Problems After Surgery?

Problems After Surgery?

So I’ve recent attended a support group-type thing at the hospital I’m due to have my op at and people who are thinking about having the op and people who have had the op attend so questions can be asked about anything. I think it’s just caused MORE worry for me! Just wanted to know what other problems people have had during and after surgery. Things like one guy mentioned to me that chewing has become difficult for him and another issue that was raised was sight...I had a rough idea that… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

So your having a part of the hippocampus removed?

Thats the surgery I was offered, has anyone mentioned about the loss of memory and the fact that what… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Left Temporal Lob Surgery With Part Of Hippocampus Removed

Left Temporal Lob Surgery With Part Of Hippocampus Removed

Has anyone have there LTL hippocampus area removed ?
What did you feel like afterward, were you able to talk, were you dizzy etc...
How long did this all last.
I was told my seizures could jump to my rt brain once removed from lft because I have had them for so long.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member you are lucky. i use to have seizures every couple of hours. after the surgery i only have 1 spaceout seizure (auras) at night.… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Brain Surgery

Brain Surgery

My last option is brain surgery but the thought of it terrifies me..has anyone had this that can tell me your outcome..did it work? What if any were your side affects after.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Surgery worked for me. 11 and a 1/2 years seizure free. Some side affects like memory difficulties but you come up with strategies to compensate.

posted 10 months ago

Does The Op On The Brain Have Side Effects?

Does The Op On The Brain Have Side Effects?

I have a friend who I haven't seen for about 3-4yrs who had the Operation (don't know what it's called) and since she's had the Operation she has put on a bit of weight has panic attacks if left alone around people she doesn't know and has lost her self confidence so much that she can't go anywhere without someone she knows with her.
Before the Operation apart from the seizures she was fine does anyone have any answers to this question or have experienced any of the… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I would suggest a dr’s visit, the main results of my op was immediately after surgery was no danger recognition. I had to be taught how to cross the… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Numb Post-op?

Numb Post-op?

I had a temporal lobectomy 3 weeks ago. My scar is basically healed but the skin itself is still numb to me completely. Did anyone have a similar feeling post op? Will feelings ever return to the area of skin they cut?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had surgery 10 months ago to implant a device in my head that will measure my seizures and try to control them. My seizures originate from both… read more

edited, originally posted almost 3 years ago

Lyrica

Lyrica

Does lyrica makes you have restless leg symptoms, i can't function

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Lyrica actually helped with my rls, that and make me gain weight is about all it did.

posted almost 2 years ago

Left Temporal Lobe Surgery

Left Temporal Lobe Surgery

My son is set to have left temporal lobectomy on September 28 2018. I am wanting to talk to people who have had this done and your experiences. We are very nervous.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

That’s the same date that I had my left Temporal Lobe brain surgery ( Selpt. 28th. ).. the only difference was the year, which was in 1998.

My Dr.… read more

posted over 2 years ago