Epilepsy: Common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures
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I have had epilepsy since i was a young child. i also have had to battle substance abuse disorder all of my life! i already know that certain drugs can aggravate epilepsy/ cause seizures- but does epilepsy CAUSE drug addiction? is drug addiction more prevalent in epileptics?
Hi, I am asking for my 18yr old nephew. He is diagnosed as epilepsy and left side hemiplegia. His seizures have gotten worse. They gave his mom two options. One of them being taking out a part of his brain that is showing too much activity that causes these siezures, yet they do t even know if it'll help. They also don't know what it will exactly affect when that part of the brain is removed. What will he lose? And that's the "best option" He's being prescribed a ton of new meds that are literally making him suicidal or leaving him in an almost vegetative state. I'm looking into cannibis oil. Where should I look? What should I be aware of? most importantly, WHAT am I looking for? Please help.
Hi i took Ritallin throughout my schooling and studying career. I was diagnosed with Epilepsy after all my studies. I had a seizure. I have only ever had 2. I currently take epilepsy meds. My epilepsy triggers are stress and lack of sleep / fatigue. As I am still chronically ADD I need to carry on taking Ritalin. How much of a risk is it to take Ritallin with epilepsy? My neurologist has said that new studies have shown that taking Ritallin together with my epilepsy meds is safe. He would need me to stop driving for a while to monitor me. Any insight would be great!
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I have symptoms of Epstein Barr and I have taken Dilantin for 20 years. I have been very stressed in the past 6 months due to being in the sandwich generation. I have two kids, one in college and living at home, the other applying for colleges. My father in law is in a nursing home and has been declared terminal. My mother in law is a very emotionally fragile woman who has sight and hearing deficits and depends on me to take her to her doctor appointments and to help her sort out her finances and now in the middle of filling out their nursing home medicaid form, I came down with mysterious symptoms. I have always had slightly swollen lymph nodes from the Dilantin that I take to prevent seizures (and thank God, it does). But, for 2 weeks my lymph nodes have been very tender and I have had sharp pains in them, especially on the left side of my neck. Also, pain in the abdomen. But, thank God, I can still eat. The last time I was this sick was about 9 years ago and I thought I had H1N1, but was never tested. Now I wonder if it was EBV. I go to see the doctor tomorrow to find out the results of my blood tests.
Hi 6 years ago, I was diagnoised with Encephalitis it all nearly killed me. At the time, just before I had a severe UTI and was on antibiotics. Since then I have had temperolobe absent seizures around 3-7 times a week, generally in a batch over a couple of days. I am taking a large does of Keppra 1500mg plus Lamictal 200mg twice a day, this doesn't stop it but I think it does improve things. Could the UTI be related to the start of this seizure disorder?
Hello new to the group, I'm learning more every day about myself, and reading more about being epileptic, I've lived with this my whole life not knowing thinking that it was normal to feel the random jerks or twitches or the waking up sick to my stomach with puking up acid, hurts a lot. Thought it was normal, I've always been I heavy pot smoker which I think helped why I've went this long seizure free. Now that I'm learning more, every things becoming more clearer .
Hey there everyone! I am 21 and I have been taking 100 mg of zonisamide for my seizures for about a year now. I have not been diagnosed with low blood pressure. I do not exercise very much anymore and so I have recently begun a new routine because of new symptoms I've been experiencing. I have almost blacked out multiple times while in my home. At the times it felt like a seizures so I was trying to let it pass. I thought I was dehydrated so I would drink water and I would stop feeling faint. I found out later I wasn't getting enough air. Now when I feel that way I start taking deep breaths and now even I do push ups. Zonisamide helps prevent my seizures but makes it hard to get rid of my anxiety and chronic depression. I want to know if anyone else has had any similar experiences. I want to learn as much as possible. Thank you for sharing your time and possibly your knowledge. -Serenity
Hi to all, My name is Curt. I passed out in December on December of 2015, when I stood up, fell on concrete floor hitting my head. Don't remember anything for 4 days. Woke up in intensive care. Had all the test, EEG, MRI, etc. Results all negative. Dr put me on Keppra. Have had no events since this. Dr is taking me off the Keppra by using Lyrica. I told the Dr I think I was just knocked out by the fall?? Was told that I was fighting with the EMTs who were working on me, and 'they' kept me out because of the fighting. Taking 500mg twice a day. Lyrica 75mg also twice a day. Coming off the Keppra, reducing the dosage each week for four weeks. Then on Lyrica only. Just started the dual dosage, feeling "spaced" and unbalanced at times. Don't feel like doing anything. LaLa Land
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