Sorry no one has answered your question yet. I should come here more than I do. To answer your questions,
1. It is unusual for seizures to recur in clusters like you described and to be unconscious for so long. It is dangerous to have several seizures within a few minutes of each other. There's something called status epilepticus where someone has a seizure for over 3... (1 replies)
... Hi All,
Essentially, I have the BEST partner in the world. He is the most kind, caring, sweet, selfless person I know. He has tonic-clonic seizures, nasty ones. He has broken his nose countless times, chipped his teeth, hit his head, bit his tongue... everything.
They cannot pinpoint the location of the seizures, and in February- May of 2013, he went from having three... (0 replies)
... ant my keppra changing as it is controlling the grand mals I just want something additional to in hope that I will eventually have no symptoms at all. Catamenial epilepsy has never been suggested to me but I'm thinking now this may be what I have. Thanks again for the advice. ... (4 replies)
I've experienced the same exact thing. My seizures are triggered by my hormones before and during my period. It has a name- catamenial epilepsy. You are having simple-partial seizures. My seizures are almost completely controlled, except I will have some breakthrough simple-partials when I have my period. Your doctor could try adjusting your meds. I'm on both Keppra and... (4 replies)
... where the trigger of your epilepsy is. That would be the first thing I would want to have known. ... (4 replies)
... I was diagnosed with epilepsy 6 years ago after having 2 grand mal seizures to which the cause was never found. ... (4 replies)
... When treating epilepsy with it is it genuinely taken with medication OR can it be taken on its own ? ... (0 replies)
... after researching and watching her behavior I am pretty convinced that her disorder is called Catamenial Epilepsy and is related to hormonal imbalance. ... (1 replies)
... Hi Welderguy,
I'm glad your daughter is doing a bit better. The drowsiness should taper a bit as she gets used to the meds. It can take a few months. The headaches could be related. When my seizure stopped (on meds), I developed migraines and for me, it's all intertwined. I also inherited headaches since my mother had them for years when I was young. For me, I assume the... (7 replies)
... but they seem to be slowly tapering off. No more "black out" episodes, but she still gets headaches almost daily. I'm not sure if they are related to the epilepsy or not. ... (7 replies)
... I live in CT and have Epilepsy and doctors here are required by law to report their patients with epilepsy to the DMV. I had to go to my doctor for him to fill out a DMV form every 6 months about my condition and if anything had changed. ... (7 replies)
... I began to have seizures two years ago and was diagnosed with epilepsy last year. I had the VNS device inserted last year and it has helped, but I'm still having seizures. ... (0 replies)
... I have been on both Lamictal and Keppra before as well as most of the other anti-seizure medications but at that time I did not realize that there were many chemicals in foods and a few strong scents in the environment that triggered my epilepsy.
Since that time my Dr. has had me on Keppra alone which did not work as not only was it not controlling my seizures I also had... (2 replies)
... I have epilepsy so I've done a lot of research. I get simple partial seizures that originate in my frontal lobe, so they affect my motor functions on the right side of my body. ... (4 replies)
... I was put on Keppra by my neurologist at the end of last week with a slightly increasing dose every two days and I have read about all the side effects and I am trying to do what I can but I just don't know if I can handle this medication or if this something that will eventually go away.
I have chronic daily migraines not epilepsy so I don't take it for seizure activity... (1 replies)
... It sounds like you had a seizure. You may have epilepsy. Get a thorough exam.
By the way, eating a vegan diet isn't healthy. Saturated animal fat, particularly from a grass fed, free range source is critical for hormone synthesis. (4 replies)
... Hi I have heard that you can take vitamin B6 to help with epilepsy . ... (0 replies)
... Hi there,
Sorry to hear about your daughter. I know it's scary for the both of you. There's questions about the future, the immediate now, what it means for her health, her peer network, the whole thing.
EEG results can vary.
Seizures can improve, or worsen. I'm being honest. The reality is the sooner she finds the best treatment that works for her, the better.... (7 replies)
... Hey...epilepsy is curable disease. I had this when i was 12 yrs old. I was taken to neurologists and he prescribed me medicines which i took for 3 alright . Well meanwhile this 3 years i used to get minor attacks for 4-5 seconds atleast 10 times... (7 replies)
... That's something you need to ask the doctor. Often those of us with epilepsy are involved with sports no problem. However this is a case to case question. ... (7 replies)