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Aside from epilepsy since I was 14 I am a healthy 32 year old man. Last spring (around April) I had a sexual encounter than ended badly, I had a seizure right on top of this girl just mere seconds away from penetration. It took about 5...
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Has anyone heard of West Syndrome? My little girl was diagnosed with it at 10 months old and she is now being trerated with steroids to stop the seizures ' jerks' before they cause any more damage. Would love to hear from anyone with any...
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I have been getting these for 1 1/2 years. They usually happen around the time of my period (either right before, during or 1-2 days after). I get nausea - sometimes profuse vomitting, diarrhea, slurred speech, difficulty walking, alte...
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My husband is 31 and has seizures since he was 11. It started with absence seizure and at the age of 17 he started having convulsions. He has been on carbamazepine 1600 mg per day for 8 years aND had seuzures at an average of twice per y...
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My mother has had a condition for 20+ years. Something comes over her (she calls it attacks) she has a feeling of being "plugged into light socket". She cannot function when this happens and must lay down sometimes for the entire day. S...
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What does it mean if you have slow brain waves on EEG? What does it have to do with my epilepsy? I have Partial Complex seizures that sometimes proceed to generalized. Thanks!
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Hi, Does anyone know if taking the antibiotics Levaquin or Cipro will interact with my normal dosages of Dilantin and Depakote?
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Hi Ive had e for a long time now,I get alot of side effects from the tablets i take,But the worst part at the moment is me getting very very hot doing simple everyday things,Some times i get hot flushes i can be sitting just watching...
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CROSS POSTED ON NEUROLOGY. Any help is so greatly appreciated. Hi! I've been a member of medhelp for years, but cannot remember my password & my attempts to have it reset are not working. Background: My son is 10. He has ...
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I had a left temporal lobectomy for refractory epilepsy and a brain tumor, and have had chronic pain from the craniotomy for the past three and a half years. Has anyone tried botox injections to address such pain? I have read mixed re...
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with a year of spinal injections and was, was ten years seizure free,i had a seizure in Jan. always ran sub theraputic. New MD asked me to change my dosage from 400 hs to 300 hs to add 200hs in the ams. I have always done levels in th...
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I have known that i have had gran mal seizures since i was a kid. I went about 15 years ago and had a experimental surgery, they removed the short term memory because the doctor said that was where the seizures originated from. I got an ...
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I am a 39 year old woman and generally in good health. Four days ago, while showering, I became very light headed and began to feel as though I was going to pass out. I made it out of the shower and to the door to call for help. My ro...
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I am diagnosed with Eating Epilepsy that triggers with eating only every 3-5 days. I am taking Pms- Carbamazepine CR (1000 total in a day). But it is not working. My High Definition MRI and EEG are fine. My heart is fine. This problem st...
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I am 66 and recently started having "funny sensations" in which I felt quite disorientated but fully conscious. Then for a period of up to half an hour would be off balance when walking. The kind of loss of control one gets when being sl...
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I just recently had my first (that I am aware of) seizure at 35 years of age... My husband witnessed the episode but I have no memory of it happening. This happened in my sleep this past Sunday night (March 27th)... After two days in t...
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For the past 2-3 weeks, I have been zoning out, for example I could be doing something, then just zone out, I dont lose conciseness but I feel like im not in my body. My eyes go blurry, I feel like I am twitching and my head feels like ...
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I HAVE EPILEPSY AND I'M CURRENTLY TAKING KEPPRA TO CONTROL THE SEIZURES AND IT HAS BEEN TO THIS POINT. I'VE BEEN ON KEPPRA FOR OVER 10 YEARS BUT NOW I AM STARTING TO FEEL DEPRESSION SET IN. I REALIZE THAT THIS IS ONE OF THE SIDE EFFECTS ...
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So I have a prescription waiting to be picked up but have concerns whether it's going to effect my medication. I'm on 1000mg of kepra twice a day. Is it safe to take chantix?
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Hi, First time poster on this forum. Hopefully someone can help! Basically I'm suffering from Seizures and they're becoming more frequent. I am on 1,000mg of Keppra twice a day 12 hours apart (Morning & Night) I have lost count of ...
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