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Epilepsy and Non-epileptic seizures

Also known as Lamotrigine for Epilepsy, NEAD (Non-epileptic Attack Disorder), Non-epileptic Attack Disorder, Phenytoin, Seizures - Non-epileptic

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  • Blurred vision

    its been a few yrs now i have blurred vision on and off during the day. sometimes its so bad i have to close my blurred eye. ive done all tests and all are normal. i dont have a dry eye either. my eeg showed some abnormalities in the occipital region but not enough to be diagnosed with epilepsy. …

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  • Increasing seizures?

    Back in 2014, I was diagnosed with PNES (pseudo seizures). I also have PTSD, Bipolar 1 with severe pyschosis (or schizoaffective disorder. I've had multiple doctors flop between the two or chalk everything up to PTSD), BPD, GAD with panic attacks. I still can't figure out what to do. I' …

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  • I’ve been having seizures since September

    I’m 17 and in September my doctor explained why I was having so many problems was because my anxiety would get so bad I was having seizures due to that. I’m still trying to understand this all and it’s really hard, I just get tired and then I start tapping my foot and I don’t remember anything and …

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  • Epilepsy and overactive thyroid

    I've been an uncontrolled epileptic for over ten years. I have tried every medication possible . I'm currently on 300 mg of lamotrigine 10 my of clobazan and 300 my of vimpat. I have blood tests quite often everything was fine in Feb 2018 but then last week s bloods showed hyperthyroidism …

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  • Blue Badge Scheme

    I have had partial epilepsy for many years, it is fully controlled with medication.  The government has just announced a plan to extend the blue badge parking scheme to people with mental disorders, so my question is really, is epilepsy classed as a mental disorder?

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  • Non Epileptic seizures (pseudo seizures)

    Hey does anyone here have non epileptic seizures? Just looking for someone I can talk to about them. Within the last year they have progressively gotten worse. I'd like to share my symptoms and see if anyone can relate or give me advice. I just feel very alone in this.

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  • NEAD and links to other medical issues

    Hi everyone ,    since I've been diagnosed with NEAD some of my other medical problems have become worse , this makes me wonder if these are related . My main problem at the moment is hypersomnolence or narcolepsy , plus sleepless legs syndrome .    Does anyone know if there …

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  • eeg result is good but there are spikes

    i was reading my eeg report, it all looks good, it says no epileptic spike. but there is this sentence: some irritated frequencies at the frontal lobe region. what does that mean? does it mean there might be a seizure disorder? does it happen to everyone?

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  • my eeg is good.what does that mean?

    I am experiencing strong dejavus for years. bitter taste. stomach issues. smelling hallucinations. crying spells. in the past I was told I might be bipolar,adhd,depressed none of the meds did any good. so the neuro implied frontal lobe epilepsy. eeg good. now what? does that mean my symptoms are …

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  • NEAD Diagnosis Treatment

    Hi! I've had focal seizures (cramping left arm and face) for 17 years. Frequency is about once a week. I'm not currently taking medication because Keppra at 1000mg was not working, I had had a reaction to oxcarb and I was and am too scared to try lamictal because of its possible side- …

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  • blurred vision and loss of vision ?

    hi i had 4 times transient loss vision from one eye. mri and ct clean, so no stroke or ms. i keep getting blurred vision during the day which comes and goes. eye doc didnt find short sightness or anything wrong with my eyes. i passed all the screening tests. so im wondering........could these be …

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  • Does this sound like epilepsy?

    Hi, I've been having some strange events for the last month. It started with me getting a job for the first time in a few months of unemployment. I was stressed out about the whole thing. I have a sever anxiety disorder and so I've always just attributed weird feelings to that but this time …

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  • mri assymetry

    my brain mri showed an assymetry in ny hippocampal gyri. the docs are unsure of what can cause it.(brain structure was normal when I had an mri 15yrs ago). could ir be because of epilepsy?has anyone heard of it before?

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  • epilepsy: is it visible in EEG without preparation?

    I have a friend who has very limited access to medical care, and we don't think her doctor is very good. She has been taking anti-seizure medications for most of her life due to concussion-caused epileptic seizure from a head trauma in her childhood. The doctor ran an EEG recently and says she …

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  • Seizures

    I've just been put on new medication for seizures, it's called lamotrigine, does anyone else take these?

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  • Non epileptic seizures

    I'm eighteen and Ive been suffering with NES for a year with ten episodes a day with the shortest being ten minutes and longest about 3 hours, currently having EEGs and MRIs, just wondering if anyone has been able to manage it or been able to live a normal life with it, as im not allowed to …

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  • epilepsy without grand mal seizures?

    hi, id like to ask how common is to have epilepsy without ..knowing it.  i have some endocrinal disorder, and the doctors have ruled out everything else. they say sometimes in rare instances epilepsy has an impact on estrogen and fertility. im30. i never had any grand mal seizures. so, how …

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  • Gabapentin and Lyrica withdraw

    For the last ten years I have been on 1800mg of gabapentin and 1800mg of Lyrica I quit cold turkey three months ago and I still feel horrible mood swings seizures horrible belly pain can't move no drive please help

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  • EMDR

    Hi All Has anyone out there had any experience with EMDR? What is the experience like & has anyone out there had any success with it?  

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  • Dissociative Seizures - computer screen problems.

    Hi Having had epilepsy for about 30 years, I have recently been diagnosed with having "Dissociative Seizures" too. My neurologist has confirmed that the epilepsy is actually being managed by the original dosage of medication, these other type of seizures cannot be managed by …

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  • Myoclonic seizure sufferers help!

    Hi I'm not sure if I'm having seizures and or epilepsy. I'm 21 and have had these weird jerks all my life. I usually get them when having anxiety attacks. Recently they have gotten very bad and I've got this constant feeling that I can only describe as like I'm about to have a …

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  • Does this sound like a seizure?

    I was laying in bed when something happened and everything went fuzzy. It was like I lost control of my body. I wasn't sure if I was moving or not and my vision was oddly distorted and though I could see, I couldn't make sense of anything. I don't know how long it lasted and afterwords …

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  • Suspected Seizure!

    Hi guys, I had some kind of seizure last January and was taken to the Hospital, and later released that day. When I had an appointment with my Consultant he confirmed this as a Suspected Singular Seizure. I am now waiting for a MRI scan and results, then hopefully I can carry on as normal with …

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  • Provoked fit

    Hi I recently had a first provoked fit whilst trying out a tens machine in America whilst on holiday. Has anyone else experienced this whilst using a tens machine. I've never had any fit symptoms before. This involved unconsciousness for about 2 minutes, eyes rolling to back of head, loss of …

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  • Can pain bring on seizures

    I have been told that I have NEAD but on recent admission to hospital with chest pain I wasn't given pain relief , this triggered a severe seizure which apparently lasted 6/7 minutes , when I came round I asked if the seizure had been caused by the pain , but the doctor told me that pain does …

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  • Levetiracetam

    Hi can anyone help? I had a seizure 3yrs ago following a very stressful relationship break up & lost my licence for 6mths, i had an MRI scan & CT scan which showed up no abnormalities but still lost my licence ...... I have just had another seizure last month following a bout of flu where …

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  • My girlfriend had very weird symptoms last night. Any ideas?

    Not sure where I should’ve posted this, but I am worried right now so here goes.  My girlfriend is 19 years old, and is physically and mentally fit. She occasionally suffers from optical migraines which are triggered by intense light, but has seen her healthcare provider about them. Her …

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  • Could I have epilepsy?

    Hi guys, So I might be completely wrong, but me and my step-sister think I may have epilepsy. I have 3 brothers with epilepsy, and my dad is currently being tested too as he has 'seizure' like movements in the night. My step sister recently moved in to my bedroom with me, and she has told …

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