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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
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?
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
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
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.
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. 😄
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
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
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.
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
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?
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