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I started having seizures for about 13 yrs..I have only had
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My husband wo has heart problems got a clearance from the
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Is epilepsy a heridetary condition? I know of three males with epilepsy, but only one female (other than a female who had seizures after being thrown from a horse and in a coma for days). Thanks you, … read more
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My son started having seizures (grand mal) at age 23, each time a seizure happened, he was abusing ritalin (crushing and snorting large amounts) or other drugs (cocaine). The drug abuse has not been r… read more
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My son age 17+ is taking 900mg Trileptal,200mg Lamictal,.5mg
Hi, My son age 17+ is taking 900mg Trileptal,200mg Lamictal,.5mg Klonopin in am ; .5 mg Klonopin mid-day; 900 mg Trileptal ,300 mg Lamictal, and 1.0 mg Klonopin pm. He's still having onset seizures ab… read more
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I have a 23 yr old daughter who has been diagnosed with
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Neurologist, please: Current neurologist had to be requested twice to do a new MRI. She will not perform a new EEG for some reason. I feel she is just brushing me off as a bother. MRI results show: St… read more
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I am 64 yrs. old, and was diagnosed with absence seizures
I am 64 yrs. old, and was diagnosed with absence seizures approx. 2 yrs. ago. That was when I totalled my car and discovered that I had "blacked out", and when I thought about other short incidents of… read more
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