I don't have any questions. I have read up a Lot on it, since my daughter lives in Tx. She Needed to go to the ER last week after a car accident, but, refused, due to Ebola scare. As far as she is concerned, her Family Doc will be taking care of her until this is under control. Hopefully SOON!View Thread
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Don't worry about ramblin. You should know that we don't mind. Ramblin is a Specialty of mine, at times.
I am happy to hear you got a doc who listens. I did too! But, when she didn't explain that my new Syndrome: Continuous Wavy Line Syndrome, was a seizure (seizures in my sleep w/ no apparent activity) I was kinda ticked off & have not been back. That was over 5 yrs ago. Since then I have developed Osteopenia which is borderline osteoporosis. But, the Bone density test keeps coming back w/ varied results. Improved or Worsening. I don't know Why! I do need to see her again. But, like Hooty, I don't Want to go back on the med merrygoround. Other than the CWLS, I am still seizure free. At least no gran mals, anyway. Been 28 yrs on the same med & nothing except some breakthrus, which Hubby noted were due to forgetting to take my meds. I haven't forgotten since he warned me.
I have experienced Abdominal Seizures a few times over the past 10 yrs, but, it is very infrequent & I learned my trigger was too much sour cream. After noting, one day, that I had 'lost time' I quit driving once again. But, have not that I or anyone around me has noted had another.
Good to hear that you have been seizure free for so long. Here is Hoping you Remain Seizure Free. Hugs.
There is a small diff. Besides Price. From what I understand the meds are basically the same as far as therapeutic ingredients. Generic is different due to non-therapeutic ingredients. But, generic or Brand ingredients depends on the manufacturer. It is Recommended that everyone should check their meds to be sure they are on the same meds produced by the same manufacturer, as pharmacies are known to switch companies at times. Hugs
Good to see you again. I do hope our son contacts us. So sorry to hear about your DGS. That is a real Bummer. If you see your son's post please reply to it so we will know who he is. Otherwise, please keep us updated when you learn more. Lots of Hugs for you & yours.
How are you holding up? Been doing OK? I sure Hope so! Been a busy summer for me, too. Mostly on line w/ this group or FB Groups. PPL keep adding me to Groups. I think I am on at least 10 on FB, now. same questions, just different ppl. I Swear No One knows how to use their Search Engines. Keep in touch. Hugs!
Hello Laurel, Thank You for joining us. I am sure Angie will be checking the boards again soon. I hope she is able to answer any/all questions you have. Her & her friend Dana have both been there done that. So, I will let them answer your questions. I will be 'listening' as well as learning. Your concerns are valid ones, but, from what I have been reading about the Surgeries being done now, well, technology has come a long way in 10 yrs. I would trust the Drs, if it meant no more seizures! My thoughts will be w/ you. Hugs!
Lamictal IS the Brand name. You have Generic. My med is generic, also. It has worked for me for over 25 yrs.
How long have you been on this med? When you are ready, please, tell us about your Journey w/ Epilepsy. Let us support you when you need us. Tell us a bit more about yourself & how you are coping? You are not Alone. Welcome to our Community.
Thank You for joining our Community. I have not had brain surgery for my Epilepsy. But, we do have 2 members here that will be more than Happy to talk w/ you. I will notify them them that you are w/ us. They should respond real soon.
Well, I'm about 40 yrs older than you. And No I wouldn't be shy about asking, even if I was your age. But, I would like you to learn More about medical marijuana! For one, it does not get you High. The THC is what makes you high & there are only trace amounts in the CBD Oil that is used. Cannabidoil is used to shrink tumors, also, I believe. So, it may work for your cyst the same way.
Suggestion: Find articles that Support the use of Cannabidoil/medicinal MJ & print it up & show to your Neuro. I know Medical News Today did an article on this topic not to long ago. I will see if I can find it for you. Hugs!