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Does Anyone With Partial Epilepsy Have Times When Their Brain Makes Them Do Weird Clicking Or Breath Sounds Out Their Mouth?
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Like a weird reminder your levels are low or need to eat?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I Never Had That

posted 17 hours ago
I Wanted To Ask If Anyone Has Been On Depakote? If So Did You Ever Have Chest Pain With It? Was It Effective?
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I have focal seizures and I have not had success with several meds. Is there any other bloodwork that was effective in diagnosing epilepsy? or non epileptic seizures?

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About 30plus years ago, I was on Depakote. But never experienced chest pain, for what I can remember, being on it .

posted 2 days ago
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Any Physical Therapy Exercises To Help With The Unsteadiness That Comes With Taking Kepra ER For My Absence Seizures?
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Try using flip-flops or walking without shoes or foot forming shoes. You might have too much ankle support causing weakness around the joints. If you're seeing doubles and/or feeling dizzy Ask yourread more

posted 1 day ago
To Those Taking Xcopri, Have You Guys Had Emotional Struggles?
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Before I took Lexapro (anxiety meds) I had high anxiety and panic attacks. Am I the only one?

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I nevet had anxiety until XCOPRI !

posted 1 day ago
Is EEG Video Worth It Or Is Just A Way For Doctors To Get Insurance Money?
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this is information for Teachers about Epilepsy. It would be very helpful. i was tested and diagnosed because my parents knew I would not… read more

posted 1 day ago
Any Suggestions As To What I Can Do To Help With My Memory? I Have Grand Mal Seizures And They’ve Taken Such A Toll On My Memory.:(
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Grand mal seizures for 30 years. About 12 or so a year.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Make laminated cards of things that are important to you and always have them near your bed side to look at daily as a habit and reminder

posted 3 days ago
Does Anyone Else Have Seizures Due To A Brain Tumor?
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I had gamma knife performed on a begnin brain tumor. It caused permanent damage to some healthy brain tissue. I've had around 15 seizures due to this. They weren't all the same type. I had some gran mal and focal seizures. It seems like cardio activity and alcohol triggers them sometimes

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Not due to brain tumor but due to Viral Encephalitis. Messed things up in my memory and struggle often.

posted 4 days ago
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Yesterday Was The Total Solar Eclipse, Did Anyone Have Any Positive Or Negative Feelings, Before During Or After The Eclipse?
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My son was quieter than usual

posted 3 days ago
Does Anyone Know About Us People With Epilepsy If It’s True That We Can Pass Away Quicker Than Someone Without Epilepsy?
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I just know SUDEP is a thing

posted 3 days ago
Has Vns Helped My Neurologist Gave Up Said There Are No More Drugs To Try I've Been Living 25+ Years With Different Types Of Seizures
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My seizures are from my anaplastic astrocytoma brain tumor and nerve damage had surgery 1999,... 33 rounds of radiation and that 15 rounds of chemo been a long journey.. so far radiation has aged my brain 30yrs so I get to experience old age I'm 56 with an 86 Year old brain having to admit I'm disabled and giving up driving was the hardest thing

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Oh god my son just got the vns in Dec 2023 I hope I didn’t make a mistake for him after reading this he’s physically 31 but mentally 4 with autism too and I swear that device doesn’t help him either

posted 3 days ago
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