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Turmeric Help Epilepsy?

Turmeric Help Epilepsy?

The curcumin found in turmeric proves beneficial in treating epilepsy. Anyone tried that before?

posted 5 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes, Curcumin comes froM turmeric

posted 4 days ago

Are Seizures Returning?

Are Seizures Returning?

I have been having issues with putting objects in the wrong place. Instead of putting them in the refrigerator I find them in the pantry and the microwave
I have been changed from keppra to Lamictal and have seemingly been controlled for over a year. Have staring spells and feel overwhelmed at work recently, can't seem to concentrate. This is not normal for me. My neurologist thinks this may be depression or anxiety, but is suggesting another week long EEG. The last one was normal, but my… read more

posted 6 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I can’t relate to not being taken off of medication during an EEG. But I can relate to having to be at one for a whole week. The last stero EEG I had lasted 12 days because oddly enough, even though I… read more

posted 4 days ago

Has Anyone Had Vision Problems While On Lamictal?

Has Anyone Had Vision Problems While On Lamictal?

After weaning off Fycompa and going to Lamictal 150mg morning and night I have had muscle jerks. After increasing dosage to 200mg morning and night I still have muscle jerks but I am having an issue with left eye impairment. My left eye it seems is having issues focusing. My right had no issue and feels focused, it is hard to explain. Has anyone else had this issue?

posted 6 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I’ve taken lamictal my whole life. I’ve never had jerks while taking it but double vision, feeling tired, sickness, and objects going all over the place is definitely an affect it had on me when they… read more

posted 4 days ago

Partial Onset Seizures

Partial Onset Seizures

posted 6 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I can explain how I know its true, cause today I was on the phone talking about it about my epilepsy and as soon I put the phone down I had one, being my first one during the day for few weeks. So… read more

posted 3 days ago

So After Having Seizures For 14 Yrs Now In The Past 6 Mths They Been In My Sleep Early In The Mornings

So After Having Seizures For 14 Yrs Now In The Past 6 Mths They Been In My Sleep Early In The Mornings

Due to my 1st son being stillborn in 2006 i began the seizures, never knew why, never had them before then. Now in the past 6-8 months ill only have maybe 1 a month but it comes early in the mornings while im asleep

posted 7 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

You may want to talk to your Neurologist or Epileptologist . You may need to have an a EEG and MRI . You may have another area in your brain that your seizures are located .

I had a a EEG and MRI… read more

edited, originally posted 6 days ago

Weird Dreams

Weird Dreams

So for the last couple of weeks i have been getting weird dreams not even one i dont want like i have had ones 2 or 3 times where my cat and dog came back.. my cat died 14 years ago and my dog 5.. and i have dreams i see animals get run over 🙁 (maybe the animal getting run over is a flashback from when i got hit by a car)

I also have inappriate dreams where i go to work or outside especially undressed obviously i wouldnt is this normally? I havent changed anything (my meds/route)
Its just cery… read more

posted 7 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Weird dreams are both very nice

posted 1 day ago

Emory Neurosurgeons.

Emory Neurosurgeons.

Hello, Friends.
Has anyone done epilepsy surgery at Emory, GA? I had surgery with Dr. Robert Gross at Emory, so I am just curious if anyone has done surgery or knows Dr. Robery Gross.
Do you know the best surgeons for Epilepsy at GA?

posted 7 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have done surgery for my Epilepsy, just not in your area

posted 7 days ago
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Falling Asleep And Legs Feel Like They Want To Seize

Falling Asleep And Legs Feel Like They Want To Seize

I have been having issues for about 3 weeks where my threshold seems lower, and my left arm and right leg seem to be weaker. When I fall asleep my right leg feels like it want's to go into a seizure, I find an ice pack sooths the feeling but of course gives me anxiety when trying to sleep.

Has anyone experienced this, particularly when staying up later or using Marijuana?

posted 8 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

No it's more like a charlie horse or like when your leg wants to go into muscle spasms

posted about 3 hours ago

Anyone Else With A Deep Brain Stimulator?

Anyone Else With A Deep Brain Stimulator?

posted 9 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I just had my DBS done in August. I’m now waiting for my appt. To programmed the power box implant .

posted 9 days ago

Finding Members About The Same Age

Finding Members About The Same Age

Is there a way to find other members about the same age? Being a senior, age 77, we have issues and concerns that are different than those younger than we are. Does anyone know how we can do this on this site?

I asked Support but got no help at all.

posted 9 days ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

David. click on the following link to get to Meet Others on this site
https://www.myepilepsyteam.com/people

Then on the left there are features, click on "additional features", and then you can… read more

posted 7 days ago
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