seizure

  1. M

    Going off keppra

    Hello, I've been on keppra for about 10 years now, following seizures resulting from scarring after brain surgery for a meningioma. I was never quite myself on keppra, very irritable, anxious, etc, however I thought it might have also had something to do with the major invasive brain surgery...
  2. M

    Understanding EEG

    Hello all! I'm new here, and I'll start with some background info. I previously had a cerebral AVM rupture that resulted in a craniotomy to repair. Last year, a regrowth, residual, or new development was detected deep within the brain and radiostatic surgery was the best option (so far, no...
  3. J

    What should I eat before a seizure?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on what I should eat after I have an aura which very often precedes a grand mal seizure. I am 25 and had my JME partially controlled (3-4 months no seizures generally) in the past. However, this last year it has gotten much worse. I have moved...
  4. Y

    List of symptoms and need assistance interpreting findings

    Hi, I'm very new to this diagnosis but have had head symptoms since 2011. My symptoms were feelings like I was going to faint, a strange buzzing or vibrating feeling in my head, dizziness, random parts of body twitching, and vision changes. I have a history of migraine with aura that has...
  5. S

    Coming Off Keppra

    Hey everyone, new here, Last Tuesday about 10 days ago my mom had what the neurologist called a seizure. No seizure history before, not on any medications, all CT, MRI, EEG tests came back spotless. Turns out she had a TIA due to a UTI, not a seizure. That neurologist put her on Keppra...
  6. StrongerThanEpilepsy

    2017 ILAE New Seizure Classifications

    Thought this was interesting.. http://www.epilepsy.com/article/2016/12/2017-revised-classification-seizures Clears things up somewhat and shows that there are many types of seizures but it seems complicated (somewhat).
  7. E

    Fitbit causing seizures

    Hi All, I had been seizure free without medicine for 10 years (before that I had several small, partial in one day and nothing else- no meds to control). I started wearing a Fitbit in November and 3 weeks later starting having mild, partial seizures. Has anyone else noticed a correlation? Mine...
  8. S

    Seizure newbie questions...

    Hi, I'm a 39 year old male and over the last 12 months I have started having seizures, to date I have had 5, 3 asleep & 2 awake; My first ever seizure was Dec 2014. I woke up at 06 am, got out of bed, checked the weather out the window & decided it was ridiculously too early to get up from a...
  9. C

    Hi All

    Hi all My name is Craig. i am a 31 year old male living in Kent, England. I have had epilepsy since i was 19 years old (i was confirmed during my first year at university). Doctors never really told me why it started just said it is common in men of my age and can disappear by your mid 20's...
  10. N

    are these signs of epilepsy?? please help!

    hello, my name is Natasha, i am 23 years old from UK. its a bit of a long story and really don't know where to begin, but i hope someone can help. it all started when i was 12 i was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, came out of no where but was under control in no time, a few months or so after...
  11. T

    I Am New To All Of This..Help?

    Hey there everyone. I'm new to all of this so I was hoping that I could get some tips or help or at least something to go off of. I am 25 and just had my 2nd seizure ever. The first seizure was believed to be due to 2 medicines I took at the same time (which no one told me was a bad idea until...
  12. S

    Scared

    Hello, My name is Emily. I have had seizures for two years. I have simple/complex partial, absence, and grand mal. Today something happened that scared me. I have been off of Topamax for a few weeks now. But today my whole face went numb like it would have if I was on Topamax. The numbness then...
  13. V

    Advise for a newby :)

    Hi my name is Victoria and I am 25 years old, its been two months since my seizures began, I have been referred to a seizure clinic where I have had a EEG in which I am still awaiting the result. My MRI appointment is on the 23rd of this month. My seizures happen mainly at night when I sleep...
  14. W

    Sleep paralysis with seizures!? HELP!

    Hi! I'm not an english native speaker, so sorry if i have any mistakes in my ortography Im writing here because I've been recently experiencing sleep paralysis. That's basically cuz i disordered my whole sleep time (partying when i was in Brazil, and studying, im about to graduate). I used to...
  15. 2ndchances

    A wrong turn on the same dark road.

    This is not going to be a 'why me', or 'poor me' post. It's really not my style, but, I am in need to "talking" my way through this. This post may be more for my reference than for anyone else, and is sure to be long... but I guess it's a story of 'you just never know.' Brief recap of me. 2...
  16. S

    Epileptic patient can travel to higher altitude

    Case History: I am 27 years old married woman. i have seizure disorder problem which was 1st diagnosed on July,2006. I was taking medicine Oxitol 300mg twice per day and in 2009 stopped to take that medicine after getting MRI and EEG report normal as doctor said. But in July, 2014 again an...
  17. Minkous

    Becoming more and more repetitive...

    Hey Ya'll, I started having seizures a year ago, both absung and tonic clonics. Since I have started having them I have become very repetitive. My family often jokes or even gets annoyed that I tell the same story 10x and don't even remember it. It is usually the worst after my tonic clonics...
  18. K

    lamictal withdrawls? seizures?

    I was put on lamictal for one month, today is the second month I would be taking it. I was prescribed 25mg for 2 weeks then 50 mg for 2 weeks. I wasn't able to pick up my presction and I was out for 3 days. One the last day (yesterday) I hadn't taken it for 3 days. I was taking a walk with...
  19. K

    seizures, migraines, or lamictal withdrawls?

    I was put on lamictal for one month, today is the second month I would be taking it. I was prescribed 25mg for 2 weeks then 50 mg for 2 weeks. I wasn't able to pick up my presction and I was out for 3 days. One the last day (yesterday) I hadn't taken it for 3 days. I was taking a walk with...
  20. S

    Religious seizures & TLE

    Hi folks, My epilepsy is generally well controlled but I also suffer from the occasional psychosis. I live in India(Kerala) currently so while I've heard people with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy(TLE) frequently suffer from religious seizures and hyperreligiousity I have yet to find a support group...
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