anxiety

  1. A

    Possible epilepsy attack - How worried should I be?

    Hello, I am writing here in a mix of panic, anxiety and desperation. Last Friday, I had what was most likely an epileptic seizure - I woke up in a state of strange confusion / disorientation. Remember smelling a really weird scent as a strange feeling developed on the back of my neck, getting...
  2. K

    Anxiety and Depression in People with TLE and FLE

    Hello everyone! As part of my Master’s Degree at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) I am conducting an online project on Anxiety and Depression in People with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE) and People with Frontal Lobe Epilepsy (FLE). The goal of this dissertation's project is to...
  3. T

    Anxiety? Silent Migraine? Simple Partials? Peri-Menopause E) All of the above?

    Hi all! I am new to the community, but have been a lurker for several years now. After experiencing another of what I will refer to as an "episode" yesterday, I wanted to poke my head in and see what the forum thinks...I am going to apologize in advance because my first post is going to be...
  4. O

    [Info] All about Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

    I'd like to start a thread here to share information, articles, cases, facts and studies on Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Having recently found out I have it and suffered severly from it I would really like to raise awareness on the topic. If you have/ are suffering from TLE or know of a personal...
  5. O

    Temporal Lobe: When your epilepsy gives you psychological symptoms

    Hello, can anyone relate? Basically I have only ever had one major tonic clonic seizure After a couple of weeks I was put on Lamotrigine then switched to Topirmate due to a really bad allergic reaction. I get auras and the following symptoms - increasing anxiety (not the classic anxiety that...
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    Holistic options? PTSD Epilepsy

    I have epilepsy and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The one greatly effects the other. The medications I was on, zarontin, lamictal, tazadone, exacerbated my PTSD. I felt my quality of life was diminished enough that the risk of stopping medications outweighed their benefit. My seizures may have...
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    Constant Epileptic Feeling Since Quitting Meds

    Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum and am curious if anyone knows the solution to my problem (no doctors have been able to help). As a brief history, I had peti-mal seizures growing up and one grand-mal seizure, was put on Tegretol and the seizures went away after a year (eventually was on...
  8. J

    Anxiety after brain surgery?

    Hi, I've had epilepsy surgery two weeks ago in the left temporal lobe. The operation itself has gone pretty well and I'm back home now to spend the next couple of months recovering. But I find some days I'm very nervous or anxious for no particular reason, and I'm wondering if anyone else has...
  9. mylo

    [Research] caffeine as an alternative to benzos

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10379625 if i'm reading this correctly, repeated dosing of xanthines, including caffeine exert anxiolytic effects comparable to that of diazepam. long term caffeine use can also POTENTIATE diazepam. i'm pretty sure this applies to most benzos as well. i'm...
  10. mylo

    are benzo's the only choice??

    my "high" mood has faded, and for the past few days, it's been nothing but lows. broke my sobriety streak yesterday, 2 bumps of cocaine, had to break the anxiety somehow (paradoxically, stimulants kill my anxiety, must be my ADD). i apologized to my girlfriend, cried, broke down, and completely...
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    Issues with meds and scared to rejoin the workforce.

    I have focal seizures. I've been on lamictal, Keppra and now trileptal. Lamictal worked but I had a few break through auras, would drop things all the time and couldn't remember words or they would come out wrong. I also had no memory. It gave me horrible acne. I tried every medication the...
  12. S

    Fear of seizures is ruining my life

    I have a rare type of epilepsy called sunflower syndrome. Most doctors don't know about it, to me neurologists have been useless and I have diagnosed myself and then brought the info back to them. It is scary because of the fact that not many people know about it. What are the risks of death...
  13. brydy23

    Definition of "Well Controlled Seizures"

    Hi all, I was wondering what you all consider the definition of well controlled seizures. I've never really gotten a clear answer from my neurologist when asking this question, and I haven't been put at ease because of this. When I first heard of SUDEP it created anxiety. and I still have it...
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    Can seizures cause a change in mood?

    I have noticed a definite change in my mood in the recent as my seizures have gotten worse. It's difficult to describe over the last couple of weeks I have been very sick trying to adjust to a new medication and I guess worrying about seizures doesn't help but I have a feeling that I am having...
  15. J

    Clonazepam and parents not understanding

    Hello, I am new here so this is my story in a short version. I got viral meningitis and then started having seizures and then got ammonia poisoning from depakote. My neurologist said that I have always had epilepsy, but the viral meningitis lowered my seizure thresh hold, thus causing the...
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    Myoclonic jerks is keeping me from sleep!

    Hi there I'm new to this and not sure how to go about... About two months ago I was under a lot of stress (a health scare) for which I was hospitalised for a night and put on some strong antibiotics. Soon as I started the medication I've had these 'hypnic jerks'. It feels like an electric...
  17. bion719

    Need help recovering

    A few months ago I had problems with Keppra that really messed up my social life with family, friends, and my girlfriend. I had multiple breakdowns at school, and said a bunch of stuff I regret, and don't know why I said them. I'm currently being weaned off the Keppra, because it caused me to...
  18. P

    treatment for myoclonic jerks

    Hello to all of you. I am new here. About three weeks ago, I noticed that my body was jerking the minute I officially went to sleep. I didn't think much of it back then. But it kept on happening and then for a couple days it stopped. I had GREAT sleep those couple days. But then it returned. I...
  19. J

    help for anxiety

    My 8-year-old son is on Keppra XR for his occipital lobe epilepsy. He is very anxious all the time, and tells me he feels afraid of everything. Thoughts to help him cope?
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    My Symptoms - Please help

    It all started when I was 15 (I am now 23 year old male). I was round my neighbor's house. I was sitting on the floor and I was suddenly over come with breathlessness. I didn't have another incident for a few months after, but when I did it was totally different. My body would violently shake...
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