Memory loss and Epilepsy: It’s heart-wrenching and completely uncomfortable to be somewhere, in a group of people, and so many of them look familiar, but you just can’t seem to remember how or why.
A neurologist in Detroit is accused of misdiagnosing hundreds of children…telling them they had Epilepsy. It turns out, they don’t. He prescribed medication for virtually all of them, brutal and terrifying anti-seizure medications.
In a new study, researchers found an increased risk of suicide, attempted suicide or “self-harm” only among current users of certain newer medications that had previously been linked to a risk of depression.
Meet an incredible Epilepsy advocate…a Mom who lost a child to Epilepsy.
More than likely there is a drug-treatment out there for your Epilepsy, but it’s a matter of managing your expectations
I wonder if some of the suffering from brutal medication side effects could be alleviated if the anti-epilepsy medication cocktails were altered? Maybe some of us could question our neurologists about this?
The Epilepsy Foundation and Lawmakers are doing some fighting for us on the issue of Medication Switching, but we as patients must advocate for ourselves.
It’s something every single person, young or old who lives with epilepsy faces…those rotten side effects of their medication(s). Moodiness, weight gain, weight loss, depression, hair loss, stress, drowsiness, dizziness, speech issues, cognitive issues, poor memory and concentration, irritability and overactivity in children…the list goes on.