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Lucy

Triggers

I've been doing some research about triggers and ive just realised that I'm not sure what triggers my fits. What triggers do other have?

2007 views Lucy, United Kingdom - Thu, 14 May 2015

ayrepil

sleep deprived from epilepsy

Hi, Its my first time on a discussion group i need help advice on which medication to help me sleep

2 replies , 1931 views ayrepil, Wed, 29 Apr 2015

Dragstar

Mum given the wrong drugs

Hi I'm wondering if I can ask a question about tegretol retard? My mum has been on it for about 20 years. Up until this year she was very stable on it-she would have a cluster of seizures (grand mal) every couple of years but otherwise she was fine. This year she has had about 10 Grand mal seizures and several episodes of wandering off for hours and not knowing where she was. She has seemed very distracted and vague, suffering lapses in concentration and also blurred vision where she feels the...

1 reply , 1829 views Dragstar, Ireland - Mon, 10 Nov 2014

Joe

Lamotrigine

I've recently been started on lamotrigine and feel this is making me drowsy during the day. Does anybody else get drowsiness on this drug? Does it pass after a few weeks of being on it?

6 replies , 2971 views Joe, United Kingdom - Fri, 10 Oct 2014

Jane28

Feeling like a zombie

Hello everyone. I am feeling like a zombie lately. Over the past month nearly I have been having constant fits every night. I was coming off my medication slowly. Everything was fine and then BOOM I am having attacks every night. It's nocturnal epilepsy so it messes with my sleep. I can't even take a nap in the day because I will fit. I almost fell asleep sitting up writing a form! Does anyone have any ideas to help lessen the seizures? Exercise, diet, making myself tired, etc.

1843 views Jane28, Shropshire - Thu, 18 Sep 2014

Aimee

Epilepsy

Help for people with epilepsy

3 replies , 2877 views Aimee, Stevenage - Sat, 9 Aug 2014

Jenkoo88

The psychological factors of Epilepsy!

Stress, anxiety, depression, and epilepsy: investigating the relationship between psychological factors and seizures. Here is my blog below to discuss how it was never just a dangerous physical condition, but also one that affected the mental state. What are your views on the way doctors deal with depression caused by epilepsy? Do you agree with putting children on anti-depressants? Let me know! In the meantime, I am raising money for Young Epilepsy, by travelling acres the Arctic next...

2824 views Jenkoo88, Bristol - Mon, 4 Aug 2014

sosaaliya

Epilepsy initial stage

Granddaughter aged 6 is diagnosed as epileptic. On masximum dose of valporate and clobaza 4mls. Still gets one or two fits a day. Any advice in ketogenic diet?

2377 views sosaaliya, Southeast - Tue, 29 Jul 2014

Rachel00

ADVICE PLEASE

Our little boy started having seizures the week before his 8th birthday (Oct 25th last year), he has had seven now and is under investigation.Friday we get the results of his EEG, we have convinced ourselves that it will show something and I think we will be devastated if it hasnt... Ryans seizures are on average lasting 1 1/2 hours long, non-convulsive.He becomes totally unresponsive, with only eye flickering and rolling, his heart rate/temp/blood pressure all remain normal, we find out also...

6 replies , 1915 views Rachel00, United Kingdom - Thu, 29 May 2014

lettielaws

Epilepsy specialist nurses

Hi there, my name is Collette and I am soon to write a dissertation on epilepsy looking into the importance of epilepsy specialist nurses. My mum was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 15 (now 49) and at this time these type of nurses did not exist. They play a vital part in the care of someone with epilepsy and help with support and understanding. So I just wondered if there was anyone who has had an experience with an (ESN) epilepsy specialist nurse and if so could describe in a few words...

2705 views lettielaws, Sun, 23 Mar 2014

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