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After-effects of seizure....
I am 65 years old and it wasn't until I was 50 that I had what was diagnosed as a seizure disorder. Since...More
Posted by vivi_len
Extreme Changes In Weather And Or Temperatures An...
I live up here in the northeast, one of the areas hit by this recent winter storm. The temperature had been...More
Posted by Anon_35109
Cerebral Palsy
I had another visit with my neurologist in PHX and he caught something that was not in my gait before....More
Posted by hawiian_girl11
epilepsy and depression
I am 54 yrs old and suffering from epilepsy since 1987. in 2010 hypertension also detected. MRI reveals medial...More
Posted by choubey
epilepsy and dipression
I am 54 yrs old and suffering from epilepsy since 1987. in 2010 hypertension also detected. MRI reveals medial...More
Posted by choubey
Advice for me on how to help, new to epilepsy
I'm trying to get up to speed understanding temporal lobe epilepsy to help my elderly parent who has been...More
Posted by An_254839
Aspartame and Seizures
I'm a recovering alcoholic who had been sober for almost six years now. My alcoholism lead to seizures...More
Posted by dansingrhyme12

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Has anyone who has been diagnosed with a seizure disorder (i.e. epilepsy) discovered that they are allergic to aspartame, or have a strange feeling after drinking or products containing the sweetener?
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Aloha, I hopeyou had a great holiday and safe travels for those who did travel . However, I did not...More
Posted by hawiian_girl11
good news
Aloha, I got a great call all the way from PHX from my orthopedic doctor telling me I do NOT have to...More
Posted by hawiian_girl11
First event, no diagnosis, wait and see?????
Just had my first "event" today. Not really sure what it was. I haven't gone to the doctor, in the hope that...More
Posted by An_254689
keppra heart racing b6???
I started taking keppra a couple nights ago. I took a half pill the first night--mainly I was kind of...More
Posted by missist
Seizures/Locked in syndrome
in 09 i was diagnosed with seizures after having 3 major grand mals, started on dilantin.....starting working...More
Posted by An_254646
Getting Support from Family..
Wondering if anyone has ideas how to talk to family? Because I've already had fibromyalgia, asthma, high blood...More
Posted by missist
Lamictal reaction
I had a reaction to Lamictal last week--I'm newly dx'd with epilepsy and this is my first medication. I was on...More
Posted by missist
Overdose on Lamactol
I usually take 200mg of Lamactol at 7pm and 7am. I accidentally took another 200 mg about 20 mins...More
Posted by danilovestosing11
reflex epilepsy
In 2002 I was diagnosed with a colloid cyst in my brain. I had to have emergency surgery to remove it....More
Posted by birdie7442053
simple partial seizures?
one day I had a spot in my left eye that was grey white and black and it blinked. after that I got a...More
Posted by stickinsect
HI all, I have to go back to my TMJ/Headache doctor on dec 10 to have him teach my mom how to inject me...More
Posted by hawiian_girl11
OT: injured again
hi all, 3 days ago I was put back in a cast on back on crutches. they can not due an MRI on me due...More
Posted by hawiian_girl11
Is epilepsy inherited?
Hi , I have been engaged to a guy whose mother has Epilepsy. She is having it from childhood from around 8-9...More
Posted by ananya1
looking for professional opinion
So fourth of july a couple years ago me and my friend did the drug seroquel and the next day we were...More
Posted by swampymarsh
vagus nerve stimulation surgery
Hey my name is Kylie, and I'm 24 years old. Just wanted to hear some thoughts on this particular...More
Posted by foreverjeffs17
Hello, totally new to this
Hi, I am in my mid 50s and have fibromyalgia--but the past year or so I've had these weird nocturnal episodes....More
Posted by missist
Don't be ignorant about life
I've had Focal Epilepsy since I was 12 years old. The first day I found out my parents started and...More
Posted by workwithit1
who takes which med and the dosage (s)I take
I take 800 mgs of Lamictal, 200 mgs of Topamax and 3 mgs of Klonopin. I have been on Lamictal for 11...More
Posted by hawiian_girl11
Not sure what to do
Need some advice-been having what I think are seizures for 13 years.No rhyme or reason to it. Sometimes aura...More
Posted by An_254382
Just an update
Hello all! I am sorry I have Not responded sooner to Some posts. I have been going through a rough patch. Health...More
Posted by 5frogs
It's been awhile!!
Hello all, Just wanted to check in with everyone and give an update on my boyfriend!! He is doing a...More
Posted by augidoggie512
not leaving HI for holidays
Aloha I just whihst Lived closww wer so I could comehome jhome for these next few holidays. but I...More
Posted by hawiian_girl11

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