... I've had epilepsy since I was a young child. Had 4 seizures total in my life. Medication has controlled my epilepsy pretty well overall. One of the seizures was a result of missing a medication dose. Yesterday I had an odd episode. ... (0 replies)
... I have never had a seizure that I know of. I have had weird spells though (which I always thought were panic attacks) and get visual migraines occasionally. My EEG came back as "mildly abnormal" suggesting possible migraine or epilepsy. My neurologist put me on Topamax. Do you think this is necessary? Does an abnormal EEG always mean you need to be medicated? (0 replies)
... and my wife had me taken away in an ambulance. Everything checked out sort of okay . Since it was my first recorded episode, they are reluctant to say I have epilepsy but that is how I am treated. ... (1 replies)
... Heya Everyone, how are we?
I will try to keep this brief. The past 6m or so my 14yr old son has been having what the doctors think are absent seizures where he totally blanks out and has no idea what is going on around him - nor any recollection of what happened during these times. He also started to become very "clumsy" around this time too where he would black out for a... (0 replies)
... erwise, those are just common test that are done in order to diagnose Epilepsy. At this point, with the information you gave, there's no way to know what type of epilepsy she has or the severity of it. Only the doctor can determine that. ... (1 replies)
... for anyone with epilepsy, do you guys have medical id bracelets? if so what type? usb ones, simple ones, qr code ones? (0 replies)
... I also have juvenile myclonic epilepsy, and I also take keppra. When I was first diagnosed two years ago I felt a bit off after I had my first gramole seziure, I still have partial seziures everyday and if I have a lot of them then I start to feel kind of loopy and I forget what I'm talking about mid sentence. It's really annoying but I am not good at remembering to take my... (2 replies)
... Hi new too this forum was diagnosed with juvenile myclonic epilepsy I suffer from tonic clonic seizures usually 2-4 at a time been put on keppra since my last seizures 3 weeks ago which was 4 seizures 2 at home and 2 in hospital had too get adreline during 4th seizure I've noticed I've been suffering from short term memory loss have too write everything down or text my fiance... (2 replies)
... Sounds sort of how I felt when I said yes to surgery over 3 years ago. Options had pretty much been used up at that point.
Are they looking at other medicine options, or possibly surgery/implant?
The Neuropace only recently was given approval from FDA for use in epilepsy.. Different than the other implants (VNS/DBS) that go off in programmed cycle, the RNS NeuroPace is... (2 replies)
... Hello All,
My son was recently diagnosed with abdominal epilepsy. We are planning on treating this with neurofeedback which I understand is very effective. I am looking for others who have this condition and can offer feedback.
Lisa (0 replies)
... I have been diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy by the Mayo Clinic. I am not having a lot of luck finding a medication to control my seizures. ... (0 replies)
... Hi there everyone I'm in a place safe. I've been here before where they keep track of all your epilepsy seizures. Your on camera etc. I've been threw this so many times its to the point where nothing can be done. All meds used brain surgery done. Now what. ... (2 replies)
... I have had epilepsy since I was 14 and am now way over the hill. ... (5 replies)
... ...with loss of consciousness?
what is "Patial Epilepsy?" is that like ordering a steak Medium Rare as opposed to Well Done?" (3 replies)
... I, in no way, know or have self diagnosed her as having epilepsy. I have used a lot of epilepsy sites to help myself understand what might be going on, and to make sure I know what I am doing to help her is right. ... (12 replies)
... Hello AlChelle,
What you describe, sounds like a small seizure, BUT, I am not in a position to say "your daughter has epilepsy". The brain is a complicated thing and sometimes these disturbances in our consciousness and our body's autonomous function, are the symptom and not the cause. I understand your concern and potential frustration if they do not find anything. (How... (12 replies)
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)
... 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... (12 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. ... (12 replies)