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Discrimination

Discrimination

Has anyone ever been discriminated against or refused a job because of epilepsy? I understand there are some jobs that are risky for individuals with epilepsy,but let me tell you why Im asking this question. Im a Healthcare provider and I was seeing clients in home for an agency here in Jacksonville,Florida called Visiting Angels I had a seizure one night at my case. When I came back around my patient was ok and I was able to finish my shift. As a result of that they… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

WOW

posted over 5 years ago

Has Anybody Ever Been Told By Their Specialist That Epilepsy Is Related/connected To Migraines

Has Anybody Ever Been Told By Their Specialist That Epilepsy Is Related/connected To Migraines

I have always wondered about that, as I often get terrible headaches, sometimes feeling like I want to throw up.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes. I had migraines at the same time as a started having epileptic seizures as a teenager.

posted 2 months ago

What Is The Likelihood That A Tens/EMS Machine Can Cause A Seizure?

What Is The Likelihood That A Tens/EMS Machine Can Cause A Seizure?

I'm wanting to buy a tens/EMS Machine for sore muscles, but have heard they can trigger a seizure in people with Epilepsy. Anyone with any knowledge on this?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I did some research on the TENS EMS device / machine. It mentions that many people with Epilepsy had an adverse effect from it .

But there were also people with Epilepsy, who have used it for years… read more

posted 24 days ago

Has Anyone Seen Data That Relates Seizure Meds To Area Of Brain Where Seizures Occur?

Has Anyone Seen Data That Relates Seizure Meds To Area Of Brain Where Seizures Occur?

I was told by Neurologist that reason for wanting EEG record of seizure so that the area of the brain can be identified. The applicable meds can then be prescribed. If this is true, then where might one find such information?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

There are medications that the Doctor prescribes for the types of seizures you have . He/she doesn’t just your on any medication. It has to help your kind of seizures and Epilepsy.

posted 12 days ago

Pregancy

Pregancy

i am wanting some advice about pregancy. i have been told that i am able to have a baby by my doctor, however i have been told by others that i could not because i was taking dilantin. the doctors said it was unsafe as the baby will have birth defects i am unsure would be great if a woman can answer this!

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Please go by what Dr told you- of course you can have children. All you need is a change in meds. Kids are so much fun! Much more open minded bout seizures. I sat for many who saw me have many but… read more

posted about 16 hours ago

Do Anti Epileptic Medicine Impact Memory:

Do Anti Epileptic Medicine Impact Memory:

I m on 3000 mg of Kepra and 800 mg of carbamazepine, these have any negative impact on memory, anyone has any experience, please share:
Thanks

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I am reading and nodding my head with many of these stories, thanks. Take Care.

posted 11 days ago

Long Distance Flights And Epilepsy?

Long Distance Flights And Epilepsy?

I'm wanting to travel to South Africa but my parents are refusing me to go due to my epilepsy. Any tips for flying long distance?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I go to Mauritius every yr and I have been there every yr since I was a teenager and I am 32 yrs old and my mum and dad struggled when I was a teenager but they took me only when I was well.

posted over 3 years ago

Cannabis And Anti Seizure Medication

Cannabis And Anti Seizure Medication

Hey is anyoje using cannabis and still other pharmaceutical anti seizure meds? Or are those using cannabis using only cannabis? If so how is it going, any ijteractions? Theres a part of me that wants to ask my dr to see if can start using cannabis to treat my seizures instead of my other meds, cause i want to just be on one thing that works not three or four to make it work.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It has always helped me.

posted 2 months ago

If You Have A Seizure Can It Fill Like You Just Fell Asleep.

If You Have A Seizure Can It Fill Like You Just Fell Asleep.

If yes how can I explain to people that I can't tell for sure if I had or hadn't had a seizure. That would also mean I can't tell how many I have or when I have them.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

The only time I can tell I have had one is when I try to get up and then I immediately start to fall backwards, I almost fell into the bathtub the other night when my boyfriend was at work, I thought… read more

posted over 1 year ago