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Sleep study,why and what does it prove?

Sleep study,why and what does it prove?

Hello, I was wondering if anyone has had a sleep study and what is the purpose? I already know I have epilepsy and I have scar tissue on the left side of my brain that is small

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

They may also hook you up to an VEEG monitor too. They might test to see what your seizure triggers are, with a lack of sleep and the reduction of your… read more

posted 2 days ago

Breakthrough seizures

Breakthrough seizures

So I had my 2nd seizure yesterday found out from someone else. Its been more than 2 years since I had one now I have had 2(that I know of)in less than a week. Has anyone else ever heard of term breakthrough seizures or would know what would cause them? I have a theory but its just that a theory.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have them. I went seizure free for about three years thinking that my meds had them under control. Then one day I had one. My neurologist told me that… read more

posted 2 days ago

What are the mental side affects of frontal lobe epilepsy

What are the mental side affects of frontal lobe epilepsy

I had epilepsy as a child. Lately I have been diagnosed with executive functioning disorder. I am on a mission to figure out why I am like I am, and what can be changed.
So recently I have found put that people with executive functioning disorder have trouble translating things learned in the classroom into actual work, which explains why even after 15 years I still am not competent in my work. I also overestimate my talents, and lose track of time. But… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member the long version cut short is ... people are different so the seizures are different and the treatment is different. all the… read more

posted 9 days ago

Epilepsy monitoring unit

Epilepsy monitoring unit

Please help me I need details of your stay, what to do what not to do. I'm getting admitted soon, and I'm scared. Im also hella short on my medications, so any donation helps.
Cashapp $etherexlgrace if you can help

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Try to get on disability. You definitely qualify for it. They may turn you down the first time but keep trying

posted 2 days ago

Does anyone remember who told you about this site?

Does anyone remember who told you about this site?

I ask because I wonder if those of us who which to do so can contact the organization or individual that did so to see if they would be willing and able to send out the word to those who gave up on the site to come back and give it another chance.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Facebook

posted about 19 hours ago

Dentist Treatment

Dentist Treatment

So yesterday I went to my dentist for a regular check up. The dentist has now become part of a chain and has lost that personal care. I was there a few minutes, they asked me did I brush my teeth and have I had any problems. They charged me 40 pounds for the privilege. They didn't ask what medication I was on and had it changed or had I had any seizures recently (even though I have bruising on my arms visible from the last one). Has anyone else experienced lack of personal care with their… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

To answer Your question-I just found a new dentist. The 1st one was good at his job but needed a great deal of work on his Dr. Patient behavior. He was… read more

posted 6 days ago

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day (although as sufferers of epilepsy everyday is just as important)

Whoever you are, whatever time zone you are in, whatever medication you take, however bad your epilepsy and seizures are your life is important and you are not alone.

https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/201...

Take care everyone.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

No one no matter what the issue is doesn't need to be left out and something with the health insurance needs to be done to get it fixed because of the… read more

posted 8 days ago

Work and seizures

Work and seizures

When I was hired at my current job one of the requirements was to take on-call shifts. I was doing this however in the past few months it has been a struggle as I do not get get a restful sleep d/t anxiety of getting a call overnight and I have also been called out in the middle of the night. I have noticed a pattern of seizures that I belive are related to this. My workplace is aware of this and have been great about accommodating however I still have had to take a couple of shifts and also… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

sometimes dr and nurses have a 48 something hour shifts (i think 2 days) and then rest for a full day. thats because you get overtired and your… read more

posted 13 days ago

Joint Pain

Joint Pain

Has anyone experienced joint pain, especially in the knees, when taking prednisolone?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

This is about the only med I haven't been on I've been onEP meds for 40 years as you know If I had known many years ago about the possibility of… read more

posted 9 days ago

Hello! Has anyone had hand tremors while raking Depakote or different side effects?

Hello! Has anyone had hand tremors while raking Depakote or different side effects?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My mom is on that and she has been so dizzy for two week that I've had to walk her through the house. Do you know if your dizzyness came from the Keppra… read more

posted 14 days ago
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