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Prescription Prices

Prescription Prices

Does anyone know of any kind of treatment for epilepsy besides prescription drugs? I ask because trying to pay for multiple medicines every time you need them is impossible

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have also heard a gluten free diet to be helpful.

posted about 6 years ago

Epilepsy, Keppra And Pregnancy

Epilepsy, Keppra And Pregnancy

Hello

Just wondering how anyone on Keppra or with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy has found being pregnant or what have you been advised? I have a very interested neurologist who last year told me I shouldn't have kids because it'll either damage me or the child will be severely disabled because of the medication! Have since done my own research and spoken to Doctors that have done studies and they had assuaged my fears for the the most part. Come my yearly review and nothing said by Neuro about… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi, I also suffer from JME. Been on Lamictal and Keppra for several years. The meds can cause your children to have developmental disabilities. I have a 5 year old and a 6 year old and both have… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Living Situation

Living Situation

I live in Douglas AK up crowhill down two flights of awarkard stairs and I have seizures alone on my couch and in my apartment my family is at aloss
we moved to from Anchorage ,AK to Juneau,AK when I was 8 lived here since with confrontations , accusations and people competing for attention and wired stuff
Age 3,I was hit by a speeding tow truck and had severe TBI with aquired disabilities had a nother TBI in 2016 via assault
I am treated badly for asking for help and people go after me in… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Foster care?

posted about 2 months ago
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Does Anyone Ever Cry After Seizures?

Does Anyone Ever Cry After Seizures?

Right after the seizures stop, boom? You cry?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

After I had my first grand mal I cried a ton because I was so scared when it stopped. I don't personally remember crying but my mom and the paramedics said I was crying. I was crying because my body… read more

posted 10 days ago

Working With Epilepsy.

Working With Epilepsy.

Working with epilepsy sometimes can be hard. Do you think if there were accommodations for individuals with disorders or just epilepsy, would that be helpful in accomodating you needs? Working from home, more online work, shorter hours, or can you think of anything that would be useful for accomodating your needs that would help you keep working?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Its cold/winter here now in Australia! Our first drop of sleet was last Wednesday & the pathology nurses tried to take 8 tubes of blood from me & I started laughing as nothing was happening! So she… read more

posted 26 days ago

What Someone Needs To Know When A Seizure Is Happening And What To Do

What Someone Needs To Know When A Seizure Is Happening And What To Do

What to do

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It all depends on the type of seizure. Grand-Mal (Tonic-Clonic) have those around you get you away from closed-in areas so you don't hit anything & get injured. If it's Absence (Petit Mal), as w/… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Working With Epilepsy.

Working With Epilepsy.

Working with epilepsy sometimes can be hard. Do you think if there were accommodations for individuals with disorders or just epilepsy, would that be helpful in accomodating you needs? Working from home, more online work, shorter hours, or can you think of anything that would be useful for accomodating your needs that would help you keep working?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member, with all due respect to your statement, I have had epilepsy for 63 years and to this day i have yet to see the government attempt to show any support for those with… read more

edited, originally posted about 1 month ago

After How Long Free Of Seizure One Should Drive Car And Should Consider Fit To Start A Job?

After How Long Free Of Seizure One Should Drive Car And Should Consider Fit To Start A Job?

My neurologist just say "ohh yes you can do all this" , but me and my wife want me to be safe doing these activities independently safe and sound, as once I got seizure while driving on highway, thanks God my wife was sitting on passenger seat control the car and save from big incident:

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Only once in the start, in 2011 I think, after that never:

posted about 2 months ago

Driving

Driving

just wondering what yalls state laws are for driving aftwr a seizure. every time i have one, i have to wait 6 months to drive, which sucks but could be worse. i was just wondering if yall had similar laws, or for those of you who have multiple seizures, what do yall do about driving?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

In south Africa you aren't allowed a license if you've been diagnosed with epilepsy. You have to be seizure free for 2 years before you are allowed to apply for a license. Personally I have a lot of… read more

posted 2 months ago

Vns Therapy

Vns Therapy

i want to know as much as possiable about it they r talking about doin this on my daughter

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I've had a VNS for 8 years, but when I have a aura or seizure I either forget or feel to scared to use the magnet, anyone else have same problem with the magnet.

posted 4 months ago