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13 1 Mon, 5 Feb 2018
I am wondering whether my epilepsy might be affecting my sleep patterns. Specifically, I ve always had trouble waking up in the morning. Loud alarms don t help - it just seems to take me longer than most people to switch on. Could it be related to epilepsy?
2 1 Mon, 5 Feb 2018
I had a tumor removed in Dec/ 1999 benign the size of a golf ball before it showed on the right side near the forehead no problems until about a year ago when they put me to sleep to do a heart cath double. when I started to wake up I had a gran mal the same thing happened last year when they put...
2 1 Tue, 2 Jan 2018
I had five attack within six months. I would faint, ive been dizzy for almost a year, everyday, ive gone to the neurologist and one Dr. said they don t know what is wrong with me, so I transfer to another neurologist and that Dr. said that my EEG test came back abnormal with signs of epilepsy and...
2 1 Thu, 21 Dec 2017
I seem to have gotten vertigo after have a massage. It only happens when I lied down at night. It was on both sides of my head when I would turn to lie down. Now I only get it when I lie on my right side. Any help will be thankful. Never had this happen
2 1 Tue, 19 Dec 2017
I take several Meds, I have them stored in daily pill boxes, and separated for morning and night time. In the morning I take the daily Meds all with water, all at the same time, then bedtime Meds as I retire at night. I am 69 years old, I have had 2-3 seizures in the past few years. Could the...
131 1 Tue, 12 Dec 2017
I have had grand mal seizures since I was 15. Last year I became pregnant and quit taking my meds for fear of the meds hurting my child. I did not have any seizures for the entire pregnancy. I normally have one a week without meds. My son was born perfect and still did not have any seizures till...
1 0 Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Hello. I am a 63 year old female and I have suffered from motion sickness my whole life. Recently when ever I would go into store like Walmart with their fluorescent lighting I would within 5 minutes break out in hot sweats and then dizziness and nausea would set in. Similar to motion sickness....
2 1 Thu, 23 Nov 2017
My girlfriend just got a tattoo and 45 min later she said she felt hot and I was in the other room here she was making a weird noise I peaked my head out to see what she was doin and she got real stiff and tell out of her chair and was unconsious for about 3 seconds she has never had a seizure...
2 1 Wed, 8 Nov 2017
I think I am experiencing temporal lobe seizures. It occurs right when I fall asleep. When symptoms occur, I notice them and try to wake myself up out of sleep, because my heart rate gets jacked to the point where I go in a state of panic. I notice if I don t try to fight the symptoms when...
7 1 Fri, 6 Oct 2017
Hello, So I have many symptoms and have no idea if all linked. So im 22 year old female, slight epilepsy diagnosed since 16 on lamotrogen tablets. Also i have the implanon implant. I have suffered abdominal pain for a few months now. in the summer i was having around 4 bowel movements a day, my...
1 0 Thu, 28 Sep 2017
I am currently taking carbamazepine for Complex Partial Seizures and was wondering if there was something newer and safer out there. I ve done a little research and found Gabapentin and Oxcarbamezapine. My neurologist suggested Keppra, but I don t like the side effects.
15 1 Tue, 26 Sep 2017
I have a past history of epilepsy, but no meds, or activity for some 40 years!! I started having real bad pain in my lower back, hips, and legs, and I have little balance now!!! when I lay down, or sit up in bed , if I look up, or move my head the wrong way everything starts spinning, and my eyes...
1 0 Wed, 6 Sep 2017
My husband was prescribed recently Lamictal to prevent a spell he recently had that they are saying is some sort of seizure activity. he was hospitalized for 3 days. He takes Cialis for ED infrequently & I forgot to ask the neurologist if there is any interaction with this drug. Was planning on...
16 1 Wed, 9 Aug 2017
Hello I have an arachnoid cyst on my temporal lobe about 4 cm long. I have fluid on the outside of the cyst now which wasn t there before. I recently just had a seizure on August 1st, but my main concern is, is it okay for that extra fluid to be around my cyst like that? It s leaking. And...
2 1 Mon, 7 Aug 2017
I am taking desval er 500 and levipil 500 both twice a day for last 4 years for my convulsions or epilepsy problems. Last 2 year I do not check up even. But do not miss my dose. I am alright taking medicine. No attack occur for last 2 year. Is it true that I have to take 2 gm medicine for life...
5 1 Tue, 1 Aug 2017
My son 19 years old is on Levipill 500 and Oxtrol 300 twice a day since January 14th, 2014 for two seizures he had at 15 and 18 years of age, is studying in a hostel away from home. He has to wake up in the night until 12am and get up in the morning at 7 am. Can he continue this situation for two...
11 1 Tue, 1 Aug 2017
I have grand mal epilepsy and have problems seeing properly like dizzness going on more than 2 days,seizures,already heard 2 voices already,blankouts,loss of the able to walk sometimes,also im awake but not on same planet mental wise,sleep seizures,in dreams but feet are controlable move,
10 1 Thu, 20 Jul 2017
I am a school nurse and I have a student who has a VNS. She frequently becomes unsteady on her feet and has fine hand tremors. Lately she has complained of pain at the VNS site. Could she be having a problem with the VNS (it is 5 years old) and it is causing these symptoms? Thanks
9 1 Tue, 11 Jul 2017
whenever my wife gets stomach upsets, she starts vomiting, and has loose motion, immediately after she gets faint, clenching of jaws, and fist. this is happening for last 25 years, some time back my physician gave anti epileptic drug carbamazepane, after 2 years treatment was stopped. but the...
7 1 Fri, 7 Jul 2017
sir i am 43 years old .i got a fit attack in 2006.MRI was clear but EER has some epilepsy waves.it was my 1st attack.i was on medicine for three years.now on1st march 2011 i got 2nd fit attack .i was admitted immidiatly.ilost memory of past two days then recovered it .doctor i want to know that...
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