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Discrimination
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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

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I Was Told About The Modified Atkins Diet, Is This The Same Thing? Is There Any Recipes For This. Explaining The Diet Is Very Vague
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What are some of the recipes? What do they mean by bad cabs? Is there anyway they know it works?

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people that make comments about diets usually don't have much room to talk. When someone says something like that to me, I tell them they should start cleaning out their own closet before they start… read more

Has Anybody Ever Been Told By Their Specialist That Epilepsy Is Related/connected To Migraines
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I have always wondered about that, as I often get terrible headaches, sometimes feeling like I want to throw up.

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

Hormone Therapy With Epilepsy
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Im apart of the trans community, and am wanting to take testosterone therapy. I havent said anything to my doctors yet, slightly out of fear, but i want to know if theres even a possibility of being able to before i go to them. Is there anyone else who is doing hormone therapy while having epilepsy? Any interqctions between the hormone medications and the anti seizure medications? Any seizure increase with it? I did look it up, and there was some chance of interaction and seizure increaae but… read more

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It's worth asking your neurologist. They are professionals and won't judge you, if that's what you're afraid of. If you do feel like they're judging you, then find a new doctor :) Your team has most… read more

Long Distance Flights And Epilepsy?
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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?

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As long as you don't have a VNS, then you'll be okay. I have a VNS and needed to bring a letter from my neurologist stating why I couldn't go through the x-ray machine when I flew out to Las Vegas… read more

Lacosamide And Pregnancy?
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Anyone got any experiences of lacosamide (vimpat) and pregnancy? My consultant yesterday told me to come off it if wanting to get pregnant because lacosamide could lead to significant birth defects?

Weight Gain On Keppra
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Has anyone experience a weight gain on @Keppra? I have gained almost 20 lbs in just 45 days. I also take Zoloft for depression and anxiety.

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Yes keppra did it to me and it does to some ppl

I’m Wanting To Fast. Is There Any Technique That Works For Those With Epilepsy?
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The fasting diet? What's that and does it affect your meds?

Hi All. Just Wondering How Many Here Suffer With Dermatitis From The Anti Seizure Meds. Mine Is Getting Worse And It's Driving Me Nuts.
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There is one seizure medication i know of that will you a rash. And that is Lamictal/Lamotrigine. I have taken it. And from the second week on i developed a rash.

Cannabis And Anti Seizure Medication
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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.

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i take keppra and phenbarbital and cbd... so yes it can be done. the problem... i got used to the 2 meds right before i took the cbd oil. the meds are on a low dose that it really didnt effect that… read more