seizures

  1. JLogefeil

    What Happends During The Postictal Stage After A Seizure?

    What Happends during the Postictal stge during a seizure? How long does it last? Can you talk? Can you walk? Are you really tired? If someone's talking to you can they hear you and can you reply? How is your breathing? Are you confused? ( if you are can you please tell me an example of what...
  2. JLogefeil

    How Many Seizures Does A Person Have A Month?

    If you aren't taking anti seizure meds or anything like that. How many seizures does the average person have a month? We're talking like grand mals and/or tonic clinic seizures. And how long do they last for like how many minutes?
  3. JLogefeil

    Can They Diagnose You Even If?

    I have a question! So if I do everything that the doctors tell me to do like keeping a diary about your seizure, talking to a psychiatrist, taking the medicine they prescribe to you, ect, if you do the stuff they want and your psychiatrist writes a letter saying that the diagnosis that the...
  4. Aaleayha

    Movies based on seizures (has a preview in it)

    I saw this movie. It's called "The Fountain" and it was really good. It's pretty fantastical and really out there but at the end though, she had seizures. Made me wonder about other movies that might be based off this particular disorder or about epilepsy. NOTE: I'm not sure if this is...
  5. M

    HELP! Lyrica causing heart cramps and convulsions

    The only medicine I had.... and it was working so well, has lately been giving me huge problems. The last four weeks, I have been getting a lot more seizures and convultions, than I remember normally having. Also... I have spent the last 4 days with something that feels like angina cramps...
  6. T

    Muscle Twitches or Seizures?

    Hello, In October I had brain surgery to remove a lesion on my right frontal lobe. The pathology results of the lesion were somewhat inconclusive and basically suggest a demylinating process. Prior to the surgery I was having seizures and that is how the lesion was found. I was put on Keppra...
  7. A

    Are these seizures that I'm having?

    I am a 31 year old male. I have no family history of seizures as far as I know. I don't have health insurance so I can't afford to go get tested. And I know no one on here can really diagnose me but I just want honest opinions because this is something that really concerns me. I always start off...
  8. CarrieH

    Genetic Factors

    My mom was adopted at an early age. She was one of 13 kids born in the mountains of Kentucky. We eventually met up with her siblings when I was 18 back in 1996. I lived in Texas and we made the trip to KY to meet everyone. Over the years I've heard about certain people having a history of...
  9. C

    Help me...Adult On Set Epilepsy.

    Hi whomever takes the time to read this, My name is Colie and I was recently diagnosed with Epilepsy in late April of this year, 2011. Before April I had never had a seizure in my life and I am going on 23 years old, since April I have had atleast 40, but there probably has been more. They are a...
  10. RobinN

    [Info] Overtreatment in Children with Epilepsy

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0920121102001833
  11. M

    Risperdal

    today was my second psychiatrists appt.my epi doc had been bugging me for 3 yrs to see one.I did do the psych route for awhile but got tired of talking about all my problems.Anyway-first appt he tries to push antidepress--not interested been there done that.however,its these visual...
  12. G

    My Post..

    After heart surgery for a valve repair, I got a Staph infection in the sternum wound via an undisolved stitch leaching sweat into the wound, they put me on antibioatics while on Warfrin, they had to tripple the warfrin dose to over 11mg per day, due to the interaction of the antibioatics. just...
  13. D

    What are the symptoms of seizures?

    Hi, I don't have epilepsy, but I have an autoimmune disease called sarcoidosis, which generally attacks the lungs, but sometimes it attacks the CNS and eyes and other systems. Right before my diagnosis of sarcoid, I was beginning to have anxiety-like symptoms in addition to physical ones. My...
  14. P

    Why 3D TVs are NOT for me…

    Here’s the good news and the bad news… The GOOD: You can buy a 3D TV without using the 3D function. The BAD: I threw up watching Avatar and I’m not even photosensitive! I guess you get the message. Watching 3D can cause other problems in addition to causing seizures. They include: altered...
  15. D

    Newbie - migraines, seizures, who knows?

    I've just finished a 3-day ambulatory eeg, and happened across this site as I was trying to figure out how to get the blasted glue softened up and extricated from my hair [2 applications of baby oil, 2 shampoos and 4 hours later--no luck yet!] My story: Dec. 2009 I began seeing a neurologist...
  16. P

    Just joined CWE, I'm hoping to get some answers!

    Hi all, my name is Patrick, I'm 35, and had my first two seizures this past December 28th. I went ahead and copied my profile section about my seizure history. Please feel free to comment or PM me if you have any advise, or suggestions. I still haven't been officially diagnosed with...
  17. D

    Help, could I be having seizures?

    Hi, I'm a 26 year old female from Chicago. I have not been diagnosed with epilepsy, but my doctor suspects that I might have a neurological disorder and has issued me an appointment for an EEG. My mother has epilepsy, but seems to have outgrown most of her symptoms. She's never really spoken to...
  18. Crystal11

    Zonegran probably a no-go...

    Hello everyone. I started Zonegran for better control of my complex partial seizures as well as preventative for migraines that are happening up to 4 a month which is horrible. I take Keppra XR 2000mg, Lamictal XR 400mg, Zonegran 200mg for Epilepsy/migraines. I use Butalbital for migraine PrN/as...
  19. M

    I'm trying to cope with Epilespy...

    Hello everyone, Thank you for taking the time to meet me. My name is Megan. I started having nocturnal granmal seizures when I was 17 years old, I'm 24 years old now and have had them ever since... I can't seem to keep them 100 percent controlled. I have gotten them down from me having one...
  20. R

    seizure?

    So I'm not sure if I had a seizure. I had just fallen asleep when I was woken up because I felt these pins and needles all over my body. I could feel them more stronger on my back than any where else. I think that I fell back to sleep for just a minute or so. I'm not sure and then the pains woke...
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