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Has Anyone Taken A Seizure In Front Of Their Kids Or Grandchildre? What Was Their Response?

Has Anyone Taken A Seizure In Front Of Their Kids Or Grandchildre? What Was Their Response?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

The first time my kids saw me have a major fit was in 1998( I'd been diagnosed in 1978 ) My boys were 13 & 11 ,my daughter was 9 .She sat on the stairs crying - the boys ran next door who called… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Keppra

Keppra

Can they make you feel itcy

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Actually, there are recommendations but no absolutes when it comes to medications and any other treatments.

I have friends on here who have been on Tegretol for as long as I have been alive (55+… read more

posted 7 months ago

I Was Wondering If Anyone Who's On Or Has Been On Levetiracetam Has Found That It Affects Their Concentration?

I Was Wondering If Anyone Who's On Or Has Been On Levetiracetam Has Found That It Affects Their Concentration?

I started my medication when I started university and ever since i've noticed a huge drop in my ability to concentrate. When I was in college I never had this problem. I was wondering if it's possible that it could be a side effect of my medication or if anyone else has experienced this?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I take lepta and have actually had neuropsych assessments (complicated story but trust me you don’t need them this is just a governing body being a dimwit), it actually showed that my working memory… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Can Anyone Suggest A Good Neurologist That Specializes In Epilepsy In Gauteng South Africa?

Can Anyone Suggest A Good Neurologist That Specializes In Epilepsy In Gauteng South Africa?

My neurologist left South Africa and went to Australia or the UK (Dr Stanley Levy) and I'm now battling to find a good neurologist. Can anyone help?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Thank you for sharing @A MyEpilepsyTeam Member, will keep that in mind. Hope all is well

posted about 7 years ago

Anyone Else Taking Levetiracetam Lose Their Sex Drive??

Anyone Else Taking Levetiracetam Lose Their Sex Drive??

Sorry to be so personal but ive completely lost mine since changing to levetiracetam!? Help!

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Wife and I was having sex one time and before I knew it I open my eyes and lost it she said I had a sz so didnt finish didnt get back up, that was the only time, my sz last 10 seconds But now 14 yrs… read more

edited, originally posted over 4 years ago

Name Brand To Generic

Name Brand To Generic

Hey everyone. I recently decided to switch from name brand lamictal and keppra to generic. My doctor said it is cimpletely fine, but i just want to know if anyone has any first hand knowledge on this? Its just so much cheaper is why.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Generic medication may not have the strength as brand name medication for some people. This comes from people experience.

posted about 2 years ago

Do You Sometimes Not Comprehend Simple Questions?

Do You Sometimes Not Comprehend Simple Questions?

I sometimes have to ask if the person could repeat their question again, sometimes twice before it finally registers. Feels like the person is looking at me like “hello, anybody home?” I just say I’m sorry and smile. 😄

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Congratulation Steve, praise report 28 years Seizure free, I'm at 28 months Seizure free since changed Medication no flash backs, no stares no biting of my tongue. Yet as with everyone I'm getting… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Increase In Fits

Increase In Fits

I'm on 4 meds of different strengths Has anyone noticed if your seizures ( of whatever type) have become more frequent when they've added in another medication It says this in one of the PILs in a couple f boxes as a possible side effect

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Praying for you

posted almost 2 years ago

On Top Of You.

On Top Of You.

It may be a weird question. Have any of you had parents an family constantly on top of you, like if you was a baby. The reason I ask is because my mom is constantly on top of me no matter or where I'm at an it's annoying till the point I wind up catch a seizure. She does not let me be that she acts like I'm a three year old so does my family does the same that wind up wanted to disappear.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes, after I divorced my mother, siblings & ex never thought I could live alone w my 9 year old. I rented from my mom, an apartment in her 2 family for 4 years but got the hell out. She constantly was… read more

posted almost 6 years ago

Partial Seizures, Meds And Side Effects.

Partial Seizures, Meds And Side Effects.

Those of you with partial seizures... What meds are you on and what side effects do you have?

I'm on Dilantin, and still having oodles and oodles of seizures every day. But the medicne side effects aren't bad. I remember KEPPRA and topamax, and will NEVER take them again because of side effects. I'm scared to try anything else, at all! Neurologist appointment in a couple of weeks, does anyone have any advice?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I also have been on Dilantin for over 40 years and the side effects eventually went away. I had a right temporal lobectomy in 1988 but remain on 400 mil. of dilantin. Clonazepam and Tegretol are the 2… read more

posted over 2 years ago