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Board: Epilepsy 12-15-2011, 07:04 AM
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Posted By taking-it-easy
Re: Seizure affter-effects

not sure what type mine are, but believe a 3-5 min window is my usual amount of time i'm out.

Board: Epilepsy 12-15-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By taking-it-easy
Re: What to do, what to do ? Thoughts ?

it's also a good idea to write down as many details as you or any witnesses were able to see. did your body do anything particular when you went out? was it your right arm that twitched or your...
Board: Epilepsy 12-15-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,021
Posted By taking-it-easy
Re: kindda emmbarrased!!


the whole impact of having seizures and change in lifestyle is traumatic. also different medications cause many different issues. i know that i have a very difficult time with being able...
Board: Epilepsy 12-15-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,425
Posted By taking-it-easy
Re: Vimpat

i am taking vimpat by itself at the moment. had many problems with tolerating the usual treatment drugs. so far i've been able to handle it without much side effects. not certain if it is doing...
Board: Epilepsy 12-15-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,300
Posted By taking-it-easy
Re: Driving Privileges re seizures

sporkie - get your family involved in helping you with these type of decisions.

it is not easy to do with a clear mind by yourself, little less one that is not working 100% correctly at the...
Board: Epilepsy 12-15-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,087
Posted By taking-it-easy
Re: Could this be some form of epilepsy? What is happening to me?

definitely put the game away. regardless of whether it was a seizure or not it's a good reality check. go out and smell the roses. take this as a wakeup call to appreciate all that you have in...
Board: Epilepsy 12-15-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 787
Posted By taking-it-easy
Re: Know of a psychiatrist in LA familiar w/ epilepsy?

perhaps the doctor office you go to will have some recommendations? Also try to pull up online psychiatrists in your area and see if any of them list specialties.

Board: Epilepsy 12-15-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,429
Posted By taking-it-easy
Re: Seizure during EEG?

sorry sporky, didn't have a seizure when i had my EEG.

the positive side though is that they were able to get a record of the event you described. that is a big step in and of itself. it takes...
Board: Epilepsy 12-15-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,552
Posted By taking-it-easy
Re: keppra sucks

agree john ... tried it and hated it myself.

have been back & forth on a bunch of different meds over last 4-5 years ... up to you to judge if the effects/side effects are worth the benefit that...
Board: Epilepsy 07-22-2008, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,139
Posted By taking-it-easy
Re: need help regarding side-effects of tegretol/lamictal mix

... i replied in your other thread, tegretol by itself gives me a spaced out feeling as well ...

Board: Epilepsy 07-22-2008, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,333
Posted By taking-it-easy
Re: side effects of lamictal/tegretol combination?

... i am taking tegretol by itself & also have the spaced out feelings. not so much double-vision, but also a slight delay in my reaction time and difficulty with short-term memory ...

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