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  1. D

    Drugs and alcohol with epilepsy, my story. Any similar?

    I have never been diagnosed with epilepsy, but I had 3 full unconscious epileptic fits over about 8 months when I was 21. The only thing I can connect with all 3 seizures was not having much sleep in the days leading up, and all 3 occurred within 1 hour of getting out of bed - and I was rushing...
  2. Matthew74

    [Info] Lemon Balm and Sleep/Relaxation

    I have been having massive insomnia because of stress. Like not sleeping at all, all night. My heart would beat so hard that my body just wouldn’t relax. I’ve seen some doctors, but it diddn’t help much. Meds made me feel terrible and gave me seizures. I’m very cautious about anything I eat...
  3. Bernard

    [Research] Associations of impaired sleep quality, insomnia, and sleepiness with epilepsy

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26921599 No big surprise to long time members here I'm sure. We've discussed issues with sleep many times.
  4. N

    The Sleep-deprived Brain

    I came across a great infographic that shows how the brain is affected when it's short on sleep. You can see it at the link below: http://mic.com/articles/104472/what-sleep-deprivation-does-to-your-brain-in-one-stunning-infographic Because folks with epilepsy are more vulnerable to brain stress...
  5. C

    Keppra & over the counter drugs?

    I'm generally not a fan of mixing more drugs than I absolutely need to (am on 1000mg Keppra for JME) but last night in a moment of weakness & sleep desperation I took an over-the-counter sleeping pill (think it was Unisom) which is a rare occurrence for me... but wow. I have never had such a...
  6. Minkous

    New member! Question on being tired

    Hey Ya'll, I'm new here and introduced myself breifly in another topic. But my name is Minkous/ Marc and i started having seizures about 1.5 years ago when I was at lunch with a friend. I suffered one tonic clonic and found myself in the ER. I went back to normal life and found myself a few...
  7. P

    Sleep and Seizures

    Good morning, I find that 95% of my seizures occur in my sleep, resulting in partial and secondarily generalised seizures. The other 5% occur shortly after I've awaken, at least within in the next 90 minutes following awakening (or when I'm getting up in the middle of the night to go to the...
  8. 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...
  9. skyfire322

    72 hour outpatient EEG while sleeping

    I spoke to my new neurologist today, and he said that he wants to do a 72 hour outpatient (thank the gods, lol) EEG. I'm not worried about looking weird out in public, because I already get the "look" because of my mohawk and tattoos. I'm actually looking forward to my new (albeit temporary)...
  10. C

    Stress and Epilepsy

    Greetings, I just suffered a Grand Mal Seizure while driving to work Yesterday morning. I remember pulling out of my driveway and that is it. I somehow made is about 200 yards and pulled over? I vaguely remember small details of driving back home but besides this... I have been taking my...
  11. M

    Doing strange stuff in night

    I have seen a clip on youtube of a boy having seizure activity during sleep. He sat up in the bed, and layed down again to sleep. Thats exactly what happening to me. I recording my sleep. And sometimes i screaming and this night i tryed to catch something. My eyes are open. Can this be epileptic...
  12. L

    dreaming im having a seizure

    For the last couple of week I've been dreaming Im having a grand mal seizure, I've had it a couple of time before but its been practically every night lately. Its so scary Im just laid there and i have no control of my body (in my dreams) they are so realistic I've even have dreams that I've...
  13. H

    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...
  14. K

    Am I the only one?????

    In March 2012, I had an unusual episode. I was at work sitting in a large overstuffed green chair with my laptop in my lap, and I suddenly woke up. I'm a teacher and had a planning period, so no one saw me or what what happened to me. I was completely disoriented, since I had felt that I would...
  15. K

    Possible Seizures at night? Shocks in back of head

    Hello! I'm a 25 year old male who began exhibiting nocturnal head shocks a couple months ago. Before 2/7/12, I had no signs or symptoms of epilepsy. On 2/7/12, I got Serotonin Syndrome from sensitivity to an SSRI medication. Ever since then, I've been constantly dealing with real anxiety for...
  16. JLogefeil

    Does This Happen To You? Should I Be Worried?

    So last night my husband said I had 3 seizures last night. So I woke up this morning and went to the bathroom and was really tired so I went back to bed but I noticed that it was hard for me to Sleep becuase it felt like my brain was being shocked or electrocuted. Should I be worried does this...
  17. 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...
  18. K

    One time seizure.. sleep and meds?

    4 months ago while sleeping I had a seizure, the bed shook woke up my boyfriend, I was unconscious for at least 30 minutes. Saw the doctor they found a small 'calcium deposit' brain tumor. Not sure if this is the cause of the seizure or not, it's not large enough to need to remove I am just...
  19. CarrieH

    epilepsy and insomnia

    I've suffered from chronic insomnia for the past 7 years. It's been longer than that but I used Melatonin for relief before prescription meds. I have to alternate between Ambien 10mg, Ambien CR 12.5mg and Lunesta 3mg. I've tried Sonata, Trazadone and some heavy duty Benadryl drug I can't recall...
  20. CarrieH

    Lamictal XR Drowsiness

    I am still on the tritation pack of Lamictal XR given to me from my Neuro. I finished the 25mg weeks. I am now on the 50mg dosage. The problem I have is within about an hour (2 hours max) I feel like I've taken a sleeping pill, I'm that drowsy. Is this normal? Will it go away once my body...
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