Epilepsy & Seizures Support Group

Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Seizures (or convulsions) are temporary abnormal electrophysiologic phenomena of the brain, resulting in abnormal synchronization of electrical neuronal activity.

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  • ruthgrps

    Does anyone have this kind of seizure.

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    My daughter has had what I think maybe a different type of seizure, she was asleep in bed, and started making a gurgling noise in her throat and then she vomited, she has no recollection of vomiting, or sitting up, I am told that this could be a type of seizure is this right?
  • ruthgrps

    is this site used anymore?

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    Is this site used anymore
  • hauntedgirl25

    Started carbamazepine

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    I had a sleep deprived EEG done the other day,blood test yesterday and started carbamazepine yesterday. I felt fine just slightly sleepy. Took my first dose this morning and Ive been feeling terrible for hours now, incdeased sweating,very itchy all over,weird cotton sensation in mouth,headache,vomited onece,dizzy and feel like im high on drugs but the bad kind of high. I cant think stright and...
  • Francess67

    3 seizures in years and very sick.

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    on Sunday afternoon of March 12th  I had 3 seizures and l also had the flu and pneumonia and I am  still coughing and it hurts to cough and I am in bed and watching tv shows and I am so tired of the flu and pneumonia. I hope that I can get back to activities  as soon as possible and rid of this coughing and pneumonia. It has been 9 years since my last  seizures. 
  • dinodawg

    Recently diagnosed with grand mall seizures

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    i have just experienced 2 grand mall seizures and would like to get some input with how to deal with this condition. 
  • Rad190190

    1st time seizure

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    hi im not very clued up about this so I'm wondering if anyone can help. My husband who is 29 years old had his 1st seizure 3 days ago due to high blood pressure. He ended up falling to the floor and ended up banging his head very hard he had a huge lump. He has had about 6 seizures all together and is on education now to prevent it. It's day 3 now since the 1st one and he just stares at you and...
  • paula63

    Aspergers & LGS

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    hi it's been long time since I've been on here, looking for anyone who might have a loved one with Aspergers and Lennox Gastoubt Syndrome, and miss diagnosed and was told the loved one was Autistic instead of L G S but in reality they are LGS instead of Autism any help would be great and a Dr familure with LGS and not afraid to diagnose in Arizona thanks 
  • mincy

    new and a bit frightful

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    gday everyone, recently had a lot of fun with my condition :] I have juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, says mr 250 dollar neurologist, blahh.So ive been epileptic for a long while, bout uh, 5 years ago was my first experience. But it only got bad recently lol. I tried to swerve around my other neurological affliction, misophonia, with an incredibly flimsy coping mechanism, and put myself under so much...
  • deleted_user

    PNES

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    Do any of you suffer freom or have you even heard of pyscological non epileptic seizures? I was diagnosed with epilepsy thirty years ago and had complex partial then after surgery had partial. For the past three have been seizure free. Well just recently the non epileptic ones started. They are similar to grandmal at times but usually I just move the mouth legs and hands. I guess it is all an...
  • rrosinski10

    Epilepsy and Depression

    I have noticed lately that I have become more down about my life even though things are going good. I am almost 4 years seizure free, I graduated college and I finally got a job, so there is nothing really to be upset about. It seems to be the little things that get me down and keep me down. I am in constant fear that my seizures will pick up again. They are so unpredictable. I don't know why I...
  • My brother has seizures after a very serious head injury 20+ years ago. Ive read about tumeric tablets being a brilliant aid which is said to help decrease seizures, and may even aid anti epileptic medication as well as many other neurological problems. I just wondered if anyone here has experience of taking tumeric tablets together with Levetiracetam and primarily whether theyve had any side...
  • madhattedmadness

    Anyone else get paranoid?

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    I have been seizure free for quite some time, and I am currently not on medication... But I stress a lot if I can't sleep or if I am well..under a lot of stress... I have had a couple of panic attacks lately from my anxiety, and probably from the lack of sleep from my Glaucoma stresses...But does anyone else, who may be off medication worry about having a seizure on the bus, or while walking or...
  • Hi! We are looking for 4 participants who have epilepsy for a market research interview via web and telephone. If you are interested , please email me at jpineda@focusinsite.com with your contact information. The interviews are at various times on Monday Feb 20th, Tuesday Feb 21st and Wednesday Feb 22nd and pay $125.00 via check for your participation. You MUST have a computer with a webcam or...
  • deleted_user

    Jobs out there for epileptics who can't drive?

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    I am in need of a job but I can't drive and having seizures at work doesn't help. I haven't had a job for awhile and I was wondering if anyone new how to go about finding a job when you can't drive or are likely to have a seizure at work. I would really like to make an income soon so I can move out but I don't know how to get around or who would hire me or where I should start looking. I'm used...
  • cobra427dan

    Provoked Seizure

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    Hello all,I apologize in advance for the length of the post!Back in August at the tender age of 57 I had a Grand Mal seizure. I've never had a seizure before and needless to say it was frightening not just for me, but even more so for my wife who watched it happen. I was just laying in bed watching tv and we had just finished a snack of blueberries and Greek yogurt. My wife asked if she could...