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Brain Damage

Brain Damage

Is it normal to get brain damage after long/multiple seizures and if so how can you tell?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It depends on how long seizures last and what part of the brain is being affected. Having regular check ups and tests are always a good thing to do. But… read more

posted over 1 year ago

How Do I Get My Wife Of 11 Years To Understand My Epilepsy Is Back.

How Do I Get My Wife Of 11 Years To Understand My Epilepsy Is Back.

My wife doesn't seem to understand that my epilepsy is back and now that I have hit fit 4 it not if I am gonna have another fit it is when. The Dr made this very clear to me. I am gonna have more fits. I used karate to control my fits and have been 16 years without a single fit stopped training as wife was pregnant with the Idea ofor returning after baby was a few months old problem with spine made returning impossible then I had a fit. now… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

If she hasn't been to any of your Dr. Appts , you may want to get her involve. If there are ever any Epilepsy coferences in your area in the U.K. , you… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Does Anyone Else Suffer From Nerve Damage Too?

Does Anyone Else Suffer From Nerve Damage Too?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Lyrics did very little for my pain but as soon as I started on Cymbalta all of my fibromyalgia pain disappeared. When my son died from SUDEP I quit… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Taste

Taste

How many days after a seizure does your mouth return to tasting food. Everything at the moment taste sour

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Nothing taste different to me, but I sometimes crave water when I'm having a strong aura. I start swollowing a lot too, even if I'm not drinking… read more

posted about 3 years ago

Do Anyone Know How To Get Rid Of A Foul Taste After A Seizure?

Do Anyone Know How To Get Rid Of A Foul Taste After A Seizure?

After a seizure one of the most aggravating things is having a REALLY REALLY foul taste in my mouth...nothing i have tried will get rid of it. imagine the most possible tasting bad breath, so bad you can taste it...my husband says he can't smell it but it affects the taste of EVERYTHING...nothing tastes right....its not metallic...its just gosh awful...i've had this for years...i'm experiencing prob one seizure a month these days and its driving me… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Krunchers will help lots yes lots and these are good when sick to so check it out

posted 5 months ago

Bad Taste

Bad Taste

I had 2 seizures last Thursday and since then I've had this bad taste in my mouth... Anyone else have this happen before ?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I get a peppery taste sometimes

posted almost 3 years ago

Everything Taste Sweet

Everything Taste Sweet

Why all of a sudden does everything taste like sugar? Unsweetened tea, diet cola, water, ketchup, just to name a few things. Has anyone else experienced this?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Not me at all.

posted almost 4 years ago

Seizures And Brain Dam

Seizures And Brain Dam

Does having seizures for 5 decades or more cause brain d damage

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It depends on how strong, how many clusters, what kind of seizure, and how long the seizure or seizures lasted.

I've had my epilepsy for over 40 years… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

Anyone Have Bad Smells And Taste?

Anyone Have Bad Smells And Taste?

My Dr. caught seizure event while I was asleep during an EEG. For a very long time I taste strong alcohol on my breath day and night, especially when I wake up. I have not drank any alcohol in 5 years, not even social. Any body else ever had that smell. I do still have that horrible iron or metallic taste too.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My neurologist did say it could be an aura because there are many types of auras. So, I will treat it as so and be careful and close to safe areas.… read more

posted almost 4 years ago