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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

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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

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

Hormone Therapy With Epilepsy

Hormone Therapy With Epilepsy

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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Doing well today relaxing off of work

Epidiolex Users Would You Share Your Experience ?

Epidiolex Users Would You Share Your Experience ?

We have been given approval to start epidiolex and understand we will be jumping through the insurance hoops. Keppra had been a debilitating med for my son-depression,anger,weight gain.
I’d like to hear from others that have used this fda approved cbd.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

That’s the first thing I said- fiber and probiotics . I don’t even know where you’d get banana flakes. I will be checking up on our progress toward getting this med on Monday so I’ll ask about it.

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

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

Mexidol (emoxypine) For Better Thinking

Mexidol (emoxypine) For Better Thinking

Hi everybody! Hope that you've had a seizure free day today!
I wonder if anyone has been taking Mexidol for embettering your cognitive functions, short term memory loss for example. And if you did, please share how it worked with your anti-seizure drug.

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

My Drs told me it would be unsafe, but that's with me, my body and my epilepsy.

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

It has always helped me.

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

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.