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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  • juliaacke

    I think I have epilepsy

    my brother has epilepsy and if he had a lack of sleep he would jump like he got shocked and then one day after doing an all nighter that night he had a seizure. When I get a lack of sleep I get the same jolts and I'm scared that I might have epilepsy. 
  • js0343

    My Epilepsy

    Hi friends,I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was around 2 or 3 years old. I was put on medication and was taking them up until I was 13 because my nerologist slowly took me off of them. Throughout my childhood I did suffer quite a few seizers, ranging from grand mal to general seizures. After I stopped taking medications I did not have seiozures for a long time. I was happy because finally no...
  • AngelBuds

    Grand Mal Seizures

    I just wanted to share that I suffered siezures until I began to study natural healing and Medical MJ.  I have been seizure free since I began my new way of life in 2015.  So, dont give up hope and look at your options.  I did all their tests, tried their drugs which only gave me another seizure.  They had no answers for the seizures so luckily I am my own advocate and healed myself
  • basil93

    Does anyone else have Jacksonian seizures?

    I haven't found anyone with my specific issue which was suddenly developing Jacksonian epilepsy but I have no other history of epilepsy/seizures. I think some people with other forms of epilepsy also experience Jacksonian seizures but I don't know anyone else who just has this. Does anyone have a similar experience to me?
  • deleted_user

    Husband having seizures in sleep

    My husband is 43 and had his first seizure about 6 weeks ago in his sleep. I woke up around 4am to this awful noise (he was biting his tongue) and his whole body was jerking. I was so terrified because this was the first time I had ever seen a seizure. This lasted for maybe around 5 minutes. Afterwards he was completely disoriented and didn't know what was going on which lasted for maybe another...
  • deleted_user

    i need to get out of abusive situation

    I've been abused by my half-brother and his family for many years.I've been abused physically, sexually, and emotionally, and sometime last week, one of them hacked into my facebook account and made up false profiles in my name. Then yesterday one of them sent me a threatening email. I've been sick for many years with asthma, copd, epilepsy, and fibro. These people have been intimidating and...
  • hauntedgirl25

    It's like Iv'e been drugged

    Anyone else out there with epliepsy who feels extremly tired before a seizure hits? I had a seizure the other night and felt like I'd been drugged, struggled to keep my eyes open, could hardly turn my laptop off and could hardly move to get into bed. I end up in paralysed state and cant even talk,had  a few convulsions then had horrible aching in my arms and legs. I have been diognosed with...
  • TheEpilepticPrincess18


    Hi , I have seizures and it's very hard for me to do the things that i enjoy the most . I used to be ale to go to school everyday but then I noticed that I was starting to seize more often , my doctor tried changing my meds and that didn't work it made them worse . So now I've stopped taking my meds and I just feel like I can do anything . But I'm also scared for my own life and I've even stopped...
  • ruthgrps

    Does anyone have this kind of seizure.

    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?

    Is this site used anymore
  • hauntedgirl25

    Started carbamazepine

    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.

    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

    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

    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

    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