I have 3 different types of seizures, schizoaffective disorder depressive type, depression, social anxiety, and more. I was wondering if there was anyone else out there in a similar situation as me or am I just a unique falling apart person.
So my son switched from trileptal to zonisamide recently. He is at 250mg nightly of zonisamide. I am happy with the med thus far in terms of seizures and side-effects except I am curious about the weight loss. My son is non-verbal - can relay some details via typing on an iPad, but more involved things are hard for him to explain. For those of you who have had weight loss as a side effect of zonegran/zonisamide did you actually lose your appetite thus causing… read more
I ask this because the site owners and techs are not able to provide an additional search option to search for New Members. And there have been too many New Members over the years who have come once or a few times and gotten frustrated and left because they do not get the true benefit of being embraced by a large enough team to not only make them feel welcome but also be able to provide answers and… read more
A teammate has these symptoms because of depression/anxiety and wants to know if you have them and how you deal with them.
Do you ever deal with people that tell you that the struggle is psychological instead of real as they don't understand how seizures look outside of the convulsions? How do you manage your depression without antidepressants due to the lowered seizure threshold?
NOTE: She has what is called Focal Cortical Dysplasia… read more
Many of us have extra senses and stronger ones then people without brian damage, seizure activity and neurological differences. We have those in order to compensate for things perhaps our brain or body was not capable of doing at the time or to mmake up for needed things our minds couldnt do a certain way. When doing better or coming back from trauma damage or injury or even seizures our bodies also aware us in some form or another most times. Long story short do you… read more
What types of things did they do to try and trigger your siezures for people who have had this test? And did some people fail to have a seizure while in the unit?
I get tired, frustrated, depressed...does it eventually go away? The exhaustion is the worst..
Have my first date tonight after being diagnosed. Not sure how/when to disclose that I have epilepsy or explain it, I'm very nervous about having a seizure in front of him.
Could anyone please give me some advice or tips? Thanks so much :)
Has anyone ever tried those type of products, does it have side effects? I am concerned because it has lots of caffeine. Thanks in advance.
Within the last week my dad has had 2 episodes in the middle of the nights where he wakes up panicking. He thought he was having a stroke the first time and the hospital told him it sounded like it was Bell’s palsy and gave him some steroids which he has been taking. He still feels strange and like he could just collapse at any minute so he has gone to the doctors and explained the feeling he gets as best as he can and they’ve said it doesn’t sound like Bell’s palsy and they want… read more