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    Reply: Marijuana and epilepsy
    im a mother who has a son diagnosed with seizure disorder,can marijuana as a tea helps?
    Posted by demang
    Reply: Have to question these 2 meds..??
    Hi cindigal, I really urge you to seek a second opinion about these medications. If you have concerns...More
    Posted by editor_morgan
    Reply: Seizure medication and sudden nausea and vomiting
    Hi John, It must be extremely hard to watch your son go through this. It is even more frustrating...More
    Posted by editor_morgan
    Most Kids with Epilepsy Have Other Health Issues
    Hi everyone. Living with epilepsy is a struggle only known by the person who is living with the...More
    Posted by editor_morgan
    Reply: menstrual cycle as a trigger
    Hello poppy, Yes, there is a co-relation. What she has is known as Catamenial Seizures. You can use our...More
    International Awareness Day: Second Monday of Feb. March 26: Purple Day, November: Epilepsy Awareness Month. Wear Purple to show Support. Advocate
    Posted by dancer86442
    Reply: Seizures returning?
    Hi techols, Thank You for your reply. I have not heard of that med. And Yes, it is strange for a doc to...More
    International Awareness Day: Second Monday of Feb. March 26: Purple Day, November: Epilepsy Awareness Month. Wear Purple to show Support. Advocate
    Posted by dancer86442
    Reply: Keppra and Weight Gain
    I weighed 9st 7lbs before I started taking keppra 25 years ago ,in between those years my weight went up to...More
    Posted by Jamesie1895
    Reply: anxiety and epilepsy
    Welcome Bondel, I've had complex partial ep since the spring of '75. I have often found that a simply...More
    Posted by saxofone1
    Reply: braces & seizures
    Hi, I know this is a late reply but I was recently diagnosed with JME too my first seizure beginning a few...More
    Posted by CaitlynM
    Reply: Depakote or Lamictal
    I apologize for not answering sooner. I have had comp issues. Have you made up your mind, yet? Your...More
    International Awareness Day: Second Monday of Feb. March 26: Purple Day, November: Epilepsy Awareness Month. Wear Purple to show Support. Advocate
    Posted by dancer86442

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    Reply: Switching medicines
    Thank you for your post. I've been taking Tegretol for 10 years and just found out I have two vertibre with...More
    Posted by jasonba
    Reply: At a loss!!!! Sunflower syndrome
    Hi There, May Allah make it easy for you and your kid. My father spent almost all his life with this sort...More
    Posted by MayGodHelp
    Reply: Can allergies cause a seizure?
    seizure can be triggered by bed dust from bed sheet, pillow case or old pillow that has never been replaced...More
    Posted by smart1963
    Reply: I'm back, anything new since 2011?
    Hello, I answered your post 2 days ago, but, noted today, that it was Gone. I do Hope you are still...More
    International Awareness Day: Second Monday of Feb. March 26: Purple Day, November: Epilepsy Awareness Month. Wear Purple to show Support. Advocate
    Posted by dancer86442
    Reply: Concussion related epilepsy
    Good Morning Wiggy, Question...Are you on any anti-epilepsy drug? Problem...Seizures don't discriminate...More
    International Awareness Day: Second Monday of Feb. March 26: Purple Day, November: Epilepsy Awareness Month. Wear Purple to show Support. Advocate
    Posted by dancer86442
    Reply: Seizures while awake and alert?
    ok back in 2009 I had a massive seizure of the type your talking about. diabetes hoshimotos disease run in...More
    Posted by greatform52
    Reply: Help my girlfriend had a seizure in her sleep.
    http://epilepsytalk.com/2014/08/31/expanded-guide-to-epilepsy-books-for-people-of-all-ages/ ...More
    International Awareness Day: Second Monday of Feb. March 26: Purple Day, November: Epilepsy Awareness Month. Wear Purple to show Support. Advocate
    Posted by dancer86442
    Reply: Smells & aura's
    It is a 'Weird' trigger' but, yes, it can. Odors and Perfumes Perfume directly affects the brain and has...More
    International Awareness Day: Second Monday of Feb. March 26: Purple Day, November: Epilepsy Awareness Month. Wear Purple to show Support. Advocate
    Posted by dancer86442
    Reply: Just Diagnosed
    Thank you all for your thoughts. It has been 2 months since I had my first seizure (grand mall) at the age...More
    Posted by debbiejean29
    Reply: Seizures are strong this week
    Hi, I have had epilepsy for over 30 years. Please check out my blog, Growing and Living with Epilepsy at ...More
    Posted by bethrose
    Reply: Seizures
    Hello Helen, This Issue hasn't been discussed in this group. But, I googled to find more Info. Yes, it has...More
    International Awareness Day: Second Monday of Feb. March 26: Purple Day, November: Epilepsy Awareness Month. Wear Purple to show Support. Advocate
    Posted by dancer86442
    Reply: I need 2nd view
    That was very good advice and from my view point I had my first at 2 and yes it scares the parent but...More
    Posted by anthonybrownii
    Reply: searching for help
    Hello derbal, A new report from the Epilepsy Foundation claims it can Help. According to their...More
    International Awareness Day: Second Monday of Feb. March 26: Purple Day, November: Epilepsy Awareness Month. Wear Purple to show Support. Advocate
    Posted by dancer86442
    Reply: Advice about wife's seizure
    I apologize for not answering sooner. I was on vacation. How is your wife doing? Any more episodes? Did...More
    International Awareness Day: Second Monday of Feb. March 26: Purple Day, November: Epilepsy Awareness Month. Wear Purple to show Support. Advocate
    Posted by dancer86442
    Reply: Weening off seizure meds
    Merry Christmas Shake. Thank you for sharing your Journey. I hope Panda is still doing Good! HUGS! Love...More
    International Awareness Day: Second Monday of Feb. March 26: Purple Day, November: Epilepsy Awareness Month. Wear Purple to show Support. Advocate
    Posted by dancer86442

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    Reply: Celexa and Seizures
    I worked in a pharmacy. The can surely be sued, without a doubt.
    Posted by twinkle556
    Reply: Paratransit
    I have the same problem, in fact I would recommend that anyone with an invisible disability like epilepsy...More
    Posted by austinite
    Reply: Opinion on Doctor's Diagnosis
    Hello healthq1 It is always wise to seek a second opinion when it comes to seizzure disoreders or Possible...More
    International Awareness Day: Second Monday of Feb. March 26: Purple Day, November: Epilepsy Awareness Month. Wear Purple to show Support. Advocate
    Posted by dancer86442
    Reply: Only 3 seizures, now pregnant, & thoughts on drivi...
    Hi An, Thank You for your Reply. Yes, denial is a phase most of us go thru, no matter what the...More
    International Awareness Day: Second Monday of Feb. March 26: Purple Day, November: Epilepsy Awareness Month. Wear Purple to show Support. Advocate
    Posted by dancer86442
    Reply: Return of seizures
    Hi An, Headaches have been a part of my life since my 1st med in '75. I usually experienced the worst ones...More
    Posted by saxofone1

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