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May 1, 2018 · Your Health or Your Wants? in Just Want to Talk

When do you draw the line on fixing your health or having your life feel complete? Recently my health and the medications I'm using to keep myself together need adjusted. I can switch medications to get better control of my health, or I can stay what I'm on now and keep on a better track towards the life I've always wanted. There's not much room for middle ground sadly, and my fiancé and I have different views on where we need to go from here. I'm not finding much support in my life so figured I'd try to find something here at least.

May 1, 2018 · Living with epilepsy - Introduce yourself & meet others in Epilepsy & Seizures

Hi Everybody.
My name is Brai. I suffer from Partial Complex Seizures(Temporal Lobe) also paired with Severe Depression & Anxiety diagnosed in middle school(now 24). I had a fibril seizure when I was a baby and as I got older everything just continued to grow and symptoms kept adding up until I could fully convey what was going on and tada epileptic. My seizure threshold is unfortunately pretty sensitive but my doctor is trying to keep me on meds that are safer for "the young people" who still want kids and have lots of life ahead of them haha. Currently my meds are all over the place dealing with some life changes.
Daily :
Maxed out on Keppra
250 of Vimpat
Zoloft(recently weaned off of due to complications with my epilepsy)

I'm hoping to try and find some support as my depression and anxiety have gotten worse and I'm not finding much support in family/friends. I've been living with this condition since middle school so it's nothing new but as I get older things keep changing and progressing.

May 1, 2018 · Temporal Lobe Partial Complex & Depression/Anxiety in Epilepsy & Seizures

I'm trying to sort some stuff out. I suffer from Anxiety, Depression, and Partial Complex Seizures(temporal lobe). My seizure threshold seems to be particularly low and sensitive. I was taking Zoloft without any problems until I had my son two years ago. Since then it's been a fight to keep taking my Zoloft without it messing with my epilepsy. My migraines are frequent and my seizures are harder to control. I'm currently maxed out on my Keppra dosage as well as taking a pretty high dose of Vimpat. My neurologist decided to wean me off of my Zoloft to get everything back under control, which has immensely helped my seizure condition(even was able to lower my vimpat dose) BUT my depression and anxiety is now horrible again. I'm having issues sleeping, my appetite is come and go, and convincing myself to go to work is a huge struggle. My neurologist isn't too keen on switching my meds around because I'm still young and my fiancé and I still would like another kid or two, so doc is trying to avoid sticking me on anything that could up the risk factors since I've already been through one high risk pregnancy. Has anybody had any luck with any other med combinations for these type of problems that aren't too harsh with pregnancies? I go back the 11th to try and figure it all out. I'm just hoping to find some sort of support or even clarity from somebody who understands it in the slightest way.