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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 over 5 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 almost 4 years ago

Driving And Freedom

Driving And Freedom

For those that do not drive, I'm sure you understand. It's frustrating when I can't go anywhere by myself. Someone always has to drive me. I feel like I've lost some of my freedom.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member The self driving cars and the like will be very good, but the could only be great if there is little possibility of malfunctions and accidents (though none is not a… read more

posted about 22 hours 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:

I just got in the car like a normal person and put in drive and went where I want and no fear as cant let fear get in your way, I drove 700 miles in one day from Mich to Kentucky no problem as I also… read more

posted 3 days ago

Anyone One Else Have An Abusive Parent

Anyone One Else Have An Abusive Parent

My dad hates me and has always treated me differently part of it is due to the medical conditions I have he thinks I’m on hardcore drugs (like heroin, meth, pills, etc.) when I’m not and have been clean for about a year he thinks my seizure spasms are due to me being on “drugs” when I have a seizure it’s because I’m on “drugs” I live at my boyfriends basically because anytime I’m at my house I get in trouble for talking about anything he doesn’t like one day I was trying to kill myself and he… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I'm sorry your father is so mean and angry stay sober

posted 6 days ago

Who Feels Like No One Get Theor Own Independence Because Of The Of The Epilespy?

Who Feels Like No One Get Theor Own Independence Because Of The Of The Epilespy?

I want to be an independence woman, i cant. I feel my family stops me because they wont let me do anything on my own without having to remind me that ive got epilespy. I want to be brave and try go out there in the world and not hide. Ive been hiding all my life so far, just stuck in the house because im afraid. No one understands how hard it is. As much as i want to try ignore that ive got this diagnose. I just want to try fit in with my brother and sisters too, they always going out freely… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I feel the exact same way. While I’ve only just begun this journey with seizures, the loss of independence has been absolutely devastating for me. In my state, you have to be seizure free for 6 months… read more

posted over 1 year ago

How Much Melatonin?

How Much Melatonin?

My 21 year old daughter has regular nocturnal seizures. I have read that taking melatonin can help. I am not sure what mg dose to start with. She is very slight and weighs about 8 stone. Any advice would be really appreciated.

Many thanks,

Jane

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Sounds like you need to make an appointment with a neurologist to be properly medicated

posted 11 days ago

Jobs For Eplieptic People

Jobs For Eplieptic People

Hey friends,

I lost my job due seizures, does any one know an online jobs for college students, or online job site to look up jobs. I live n Georgia, USA.

Thanks,
Feras

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Maybe consider having your own business, this has crossed my mind a few times but for some reason my mental compacity isn't the same one of my strong suits is I could focus on getting things done and… read more

posted 5 months ago

Did I Have A Seizure?

Did I Have A Seizure?

The other day I was attempting to take a nap and was half asleep when I felt this electric, tingling like sensation all over my body and my left foot wouldn't stop twitching. No other part of my body moved and for some reason I didn't even try to move. I was just surprised by what I was feeling. Then I had this loud intense ringing in my ear. The whole experience only last a minute or two at most. I was drained of energy after and felt off like I was processing everything very slowly. My husband… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It sounds like you had an Aura . It is a type of seizure. The twitching in your foot may of been another type of seizure. An Absence seizure AKA Peti Mal

posted over 1 year ago

Keppra

Keppra

Hi my name is Amanda Rogers n I take keppra 2000 mg 3×a day n I believe that my medicine is not helping me with my 4 different types of seizures n epilepsy type 1 at all cuz I have been in the hospital over a 1000 times from now till the beginning of last year n I am very scared

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I'm not allergic to the medications at all

posted about 2 years ago