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  1. D

    Introducing Myself

    Hi Everyone! I've been a member for a few years now, but this is actually my first post. I've learned a lot from you all over the years - THANK YOU! :) I had my first seizure at around 19 years old, and up until I was about 36 I only had a seizure once every 2-3 years. It didn't impact my...
  2. A

    Trying to decide whether to start meds or not

    Hi, I'm struggling to decide what to do and hoped someone might be able to help me here. I started having 'nightmares' when I was a teenager (I think), where I would wake up and still be 'dreaming'. I'd see the room around me, but also whatever 'people' or spiders, or whatever in the room...
  3. Eggbertx

    Epilepsy, employment, and EEO/ADA

    Hello everyone, I have a few questions about epilepsy possibly affecting hiring eligibility. For some background, I'm currently in college majoring in computer science, since I've been working with computers pretty much all my life. Because of my epilepsy (tonic-clonic seizures) I'm effectively...
  4. Matthew74

    License required for job with no driving?

    I just moved. I was stunned to see that jobs that DO NOT REQUIRE DRIVING still require a driver's license on the application. There is even an online questionnaire when you apply that asks you if you have one. There is no space for "other ID", "comments", or anything like that. Have any of...
  5. F

    Some unrelated Qs (Driving, diet, pregnancy, homeopathy)

    Hi everyone! I went for a long hike today and had some questions swimming in my mind. I have generalized absence seizures and the rare grand mal. I was diagnosed at 12 and so have never driven. I am 27 now, and through college and for some years after, living in Boston suited me well because...
  6. J

    Good news!

    Just wanted to share some good news. I've been on Vimpat for 5 months, had an EEG and it was completely normal for the first time!! I am allowed to drive again. Woohoo
  7. Matthew74

    A new thread about driving.

    Bernard recently posted a poll about whether driving laws are fair to people with epilepsy. It's here: http://www.coping-with-epilepsy.com/forums/f27/do-you-think-driving-laws-fair-regards-epilepsy-983/ The consensus was that they are fair because most people think that driving with epilepsy...
  8. B

    Hello all! New to this site :)

    Hey everyone, This is the first online support site I have joined for my epilepsy and I've had a diagnosis for over ten years! Talk about behind in the times LOL, I stumbled upon some of the forums through Google and though this is a great way to talk to others with similar life struggles. I...
  9. CBernieBlack

    New poster with a history

    Hi all! New to the forum here and I'm searching for some answers. It all started when I was 4 or 5. I didn't know what was happening, but my mother said I was having seizures for a period of 6 months. Grand Mal full on convulsion types. Doctors said they were stress induced psycho motor...
  10. A

    Time for Vimpat ... any advice?

    Hi all, I saw a new neurologist for a second opinion today. He was very clinical and I was upset by his manner (thought my husband thinks I'm oversensitive and he was just being factual). He had my history, including PET and MRI scans. He agreed that it was worth trying another med instead of...
  11. A

    New Aussie here ... who's had video monitoring?

    Hi, I'm a 44yo woman in Melbourne. I was diagnosed in 2002 after a couple of nocturnal seizures, then a grand mal. Since, I've had many absences where I just zone out/deja vu. They're irritating and embarrassing but I can handle them and I've always held a licence. But a month ago, driving my...
  12. H

    Have you ever seized while driving?

    I had a seizure while driving, and it has really shook me mentally and emotionally. It was really hard for me to start driving again even after the six months of no driving were over. Every now and then while driving I start to panic that I may have a seizure even though I'm fine. If any of you...
  13. P

    Massachusetts Driving and Seizures

    Hey all, Everyone has been great on here so far. I apologize if this topic is already lsited somewhere but I couldn't find it. I am a Massachusetts driver. I had a seizure on Feb 14th, after a MRI, Blood work and a 48 hour EEG. My neurologist said some abnormal brain waves were detected coming...
  14. L

    Regaining independence.

    First let me start off by saying, I'm sorry if this subject has been covered here before but I'm completely new here and I used the search function and came up with nothing. So then, a little about me: I do not have epilepsy, however a couple years ago I had a serious car accident and because...
  15. B

    Anyone from Pennsylvania?

    I am new to all of this and was just wondering how strict the driving laws are for people with seizures. So far my doctor has asked me not to drive but as far as I know hasn't turned anything in to the DMV. I go for my EEG today and I am hoping for more information. They think I am having simple...
  16. E

    "Normal" EEG, but I crashed my car. Please help.

    Sorry, but I think I'm having a nervous breakdown right now. My 24-hour EEG came back 'normal', and I crashed my car back in December. If you remember, I was unable to respond to my neighbor who was freaking out on me while I was crashing. I also wake up having seizures...memory problems...
  17. M

    Just curious, how many epileptics have a drivers license?

    My daughter 11.5 keeps asking me if she will get a DL. We live in Nevada where physicians must report epilepsy to the DMV. I can understand the reason, and I am on the fence as to wither or not I agree. I can see both sides for sure. Just wondering! I know California has the same law...
  18. S

    Possible Epilepsy

    First a little background. I was about 2 months pre-me at about 1 month I started having seizures. They lasted for about 4 months. I have several questions. As a child I experienced absence seizure symptoms and still do. I find myself zoning out for short periods of time frequently. I find...
  19. L

    driving

    i got my licence back today should be a joyous moment, except i lied. things are better. my meds control things fairly well but i have had a few mild seizures after i have done too much. the law says i have to go 3 months without a single seizure or we start the whole process again! it only...
  20. R

    How to deal with not driving

    My daughter is 18 and has simple complex seizures. We are trying to control them with med but so far she seems to do ok for about 6 months and the she has a break thru and we change her meds (again). How do those of you who don't drive handle it? She hates asking others for rides and we live...
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