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Reply: Is there anyone out there with a child with CSWS?
Hi AmySara, My son was diagnosed with epilepsy at 6 years old. He is now 10. 2years ago we were told he also...More
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Reply: Brain surgery for Epilepsy?
Hi Laura, I hope things are going okay for you. I strongly hope that my posts haven't scared you or your...More
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Reply: How can you tell the difference between Generic an...
Hi and welcome, I am currently taking Levetiracetam(Keppra XR) and Oxcarbazepine(Trileptal). At one...More
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TNS vs VNS...No Surgery
Please read if you are considering VNS. Please respond if you have had the TNS procedure.
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Reply: Brain Surgery thru Cheek
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Reply: szs since VNS surgery
aloha, good news, this coming Saturday will be ONE month with NO szs. THe 22nd will be one month no...More
Posted by hawiian_girl11
Reply: Medical Cannabis, too shy to ask.
Hi Panda, Well, I'm about 40 yrs older than you. And No I wouldn't be shy about asking, even if I was...More
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Reply: My last seizure
Hello blaize, Yes, a missed dose can do it. I learned the hard way, too. I never would have known this if...More
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Reply: Sugar and seizures and/or possible trigger foods
Hi there, Welcome to our Community. May I ask what kind of seizures & how long, how many have been...More
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Reply: Have I been having seizures?
Hello dangerdan, I am not a dr, but, yes, you may have a seizure disorder. Please visit the Epilepsy...More
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Reply: Medication
Aloha. I take Topamax as well and @ 200 mgs/day. I take 100 mgs in the am and 100 mgs/night. ...More
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Reply: I just want my seizures to stop.
Hi Panda, I quickly skimmed through Candi's and your replies. So much of it sounds familiar to me. The...More
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Reply: Epilepsy Misconceptions in Jamaica
Hugs and love to you, Tashi. I've been a part of this group for about 4.5 yrs. It has been very inspiring...More
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Reply: How long have you had Epilepsy?
Thanks Candi, I've been busy with volunteer work. The kids are great!!! My told me that you might make it...More
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Reply: VNS surgery
Aloha, Isaw my orthopedic doc Tuesday and he told me what he did to my ankle. He did wrap the...More
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Reply: Anyone else have friends or family in Denial?
aloha, my Complex partials include lip licking/smacking, vocalizations,grunting, drooling, fisting...More
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Reply: spot on brain
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Reply: Epilepsy
Hi my, Give your husband a "high-five" for me for standing by to suport you. Having a constant support...More
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Reply: Am I having seizures?
Hi and welcome, Candi has expressed my thoughts. You are in the right place to seek support. I'm no doc...More
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Reply: I just need to vent.
Hi Meg, Sooo Glad to hear you went on your trip. It does a body/soul Good to get away from the norm of...More
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Reply: Vent
Hi Chaddy, WOW! The seizure activity must have really kicked your A** big time if you don't recall...More
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Reply: Adult Epilepsy Support Groups — Updated
No you weren't excluding anyone. But, anyone interested would need to know the dates/time of these...More
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Reply: loss of a loved one
Condolences to your family and you. Hugs, angieMore
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Reply: Cure
Thanks for the Info Tasha. Sounds like Dilantin is working for you. Dilantin was the med I quit taking. ...More
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Reply: does smoking triggers seisures?
Hi My self gurpreet,I got under treatment of epilepsy I just want to know that I takes cigerate smoke 5-6...More
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Teen Epilepsy Support Groups
In recent years, support groups that cater specifically to teens with epilepsy have emerged,...More
Reply: my son
Hi Kel, This must be very upsetting and scary for you. And for your son. Please let him know that if he...More
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Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS) Shown to Reduce ...
The idea that we can implant a Star Trek-type device that will detect seizures and interrupt them ...More
Reply: Seizures with no diagnosis
Hello jacrose, Welcome to our Community. First: your Hubby has had more than 1 seizure, so he does have...More
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Reply: Validated...keep your chin up :0)
Chaddy, Are you aware that Auras are/can be considered seizures, also? Simple partials. Yes, please do...More
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