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Minkous

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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 but just doesn't go away at all. It is now really embarrassing when people point it out. Has anyone else experienced this? Or come up with a way to cope? And is it a symptom of the seizure since it started around the same time please help! My epilepsy has been getting much worse
 

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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 but just doesn't go away at all. It is now really embarrassing when people point it out. Has anyone else experienced this? Or come up with a way to cope? And is it a symptom of the seizure since it started around the same time please help! My epilepsy has been getting much worse
Hello Minkous,
My seizures have affected my memory and I repeat myself, the percentage of this is high in people who have seizures and your not alone as my hubby reminds me and then my temper kicks off but that's another issue I won't go into lol....if your epilepsy is getting worse you should alert either your GP or specialist.

This bit of info may help you.:)


The presence of memory difficulties in people with epilepsy is well recognised. In fact people with epilepsy seek help for memory problems more often than for any other impairment. Research has shown that a large portion of memory is located in a specific area of the brain known as the temporal lobe.
 

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Hi Minkous,

Your sz's will effect your memory along with your medications..

I was lucky to be affected by the medications after I came off the one that caused all my problemsI now have a good memory except for my sz's I don't always remember.
 

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Oh man. I am doing this a lot but have only been aware of it for a few weeks now. My wife is being patient but afraid my co-workers will eventually catch on. I was going to post a response in the forum to find I already had, something about I wish I were faking it. I am trying to eat right and sleep. peace Tracy
 

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Minkous, the good thing about a bad memory is that many people without epilepsy will say they have a bad memory. I find it hilarious what my mind decides to remember and what it decides to forget. I can be half way through a sentence and forget what the focus was.

I was upset about it - especially not remembering names etc - and then I read that the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art could not remember people or their names. And he is always taking part in large gatherings. He said that he just doesn't refer to people by name. Good enough for the director of MOMA, good enough for me.

As for telling the same story over and over again, I've learned to start with "I may have already mentioned this ..." and then continue on with the story. I can tell from people's reactions if they have heard it and are bored to tears in which case I cut it short.

All sorts of people have memory problems, we just have a reason for ours!
 

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I tell the same story's over and over a lot!

Usually when I start saying something to someone I'll get a look and I'll say "So you know that, what ever, already happened" Or the other person will finish the sentence for me.

In the weekly flyers that come for grocery stores there's one that has good deals. I always ask my dad if there's one around here. He'll say "I told you this last week when we got the flyer it's - where ever'. It took me a good 3 months, probably longer, to remember that store is close by. Now it's sort of a joke between the two of us. It seems that if I get told the answer to the question many many times then I'll remember it.

I know it's annoying for my family but they know it's something that I just can't help.
 

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If this helps, last week I posted on my Facebook status how sad it was that an actor had passed away--unfortunately, they died two years ago :) Had to delete that post pretty quickly when my hubby noticed--embarrassing!

I've said before on here--sometimes it feels like I'm in the movie "Groundhog Day". If you haven't seen it, you should. Although, you may have to watch it again ;) Sometimes I just have to laugh about it and shrug my shoulders. Oh yeah, I usually begin most sentences with "If I've told you this before, tell me and I'll stop the story"!
 

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My wife repeats. When told about it will tell why she said it, why she repeAted it. And will repeAt again. Good character development opportunity for our boys.



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