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epilepsy and depression

discussion group for people with epilepsy and depression

Location: scott,la
Members: 114
Latest Activity: Mar 13

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Guilt

Started by Linda Pass. Last reply by Nicole Peel Mar 11. 5 Replies

Do any one of you experience guilty feelings for all the pressure you put on other people and wish you could return the favor?  I am 50 and live with my mother who is all too eager to help me…Continue

Depression because of boredom & fear of having seizure

Started by alliepeanut. Last reply by Rena99 Aug 28, 2013. 20 Replies

I spend most of my days home alone and depressed, my children are now grown and have moved out of the house, my fiancé who I live with works weekdays. I started having seizures a few years ago. I'm…Continue

depression

Started by danny midwest. Last reply by Rena99 Apr 5, 2013. 2 Replies

Depression seems to be all to rampant with epilepsy,I hate it,exercise really does help but I still dread spring coming I like it dark,weird huh?it never was this way before.Continue

Kaylee

Started by kaylee haers. Last reply by Jennifer Jacobs Dec 8, 2012. 3 Replies

Ever since ive been diagnosed its like my world is slowly turning. I get angry at nothing and some days just bust out crying wonderi g why me. I feel that with this page i can better understand ways…Continue

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Comment by Tammi Zavardino on March 13, 2014 at 11:36pm

Claude am happy to hear things are better I am so looking forward to nicer weather I have trouble more often in Winter when its cold but hate up and down weather temps because all that does is cause colds and people to be unhappy. Chin up though we all have times when our concentration is off. 

Comment by Claude on March 11, 2014 at 4:16pm
Hi Tammi just wanted to say that I am feeling better today finally, I will usually get these depressions when the weather starts getting better and the temperature goes up and down. I am still having trouble with my concentration being affected but my conscience is much better.
Comment by Tammi Zavardino on March 8, 2014 at 11:13pm

Claude is there something that happened in Febuary and carried on till march which brings on your depression? If so focus on letting go of those feelings and carry on because they are not worth thinking about. I do understand because there are times of the year that I lost loved ones and had things happen and I just have to think of the love I had for them and remember the good times. Three years ago I moved back to Iowa but my husband stayed in Florida I was devestated to find out he cheated on me and no longer wanted to be with me and being married but living in different states was bothering me but just recently I found out that in December the divorce went through and no one wrote me to tell me but certainly glad its over and I am no longer tied down to him. I didn't let it take over my life but excepted it and am doing better than ever. He thinks he hurt me but the only thing that hurt was losing all my things until I realized they are just material items and could be replaced if I wanted to so I am very happy now.

Comment by Claude on March 7, 2014 at 5:19pm
Thanks Tammi I started felling better this morning finally the worst of my depression is hopefully gone. You know me and my social worker have discovered that it always usually starts in February till March.
Comment by Tammi Zavardino on March 5, 2014 at 11:49pm

Claude we all have dealt with feelings of depression due to our Epilepsy and loss of jobs, driving, ect... but you have to find something positive in your life and do it and you will see a big difference in your whole attitude and life. And if you need to talk that is what we are here for so don't feel like you cannot talk with us because we all understand what you are going through but it is never worth thinking of just ending it all because the answers will come.

Comment by Tammi Zavardino on June 11, 2013 at 12:17pm

Terrance think we have all felt that way at one time or another but we don't have to get even with them they will get judged in the end by a much more powerful force and than how are they going to feel? Have a wonderful day all!

Comment by Terrance Lee Fields on June 10, 2013 at 8:33pm

Sorry to hear friends left you, My opinion is there the ones need to have Ep,lots of times I wish it would happen,shouldnt think that but I do, hope things get better for all of you

Terry

Comment by Tammi Zavardino on June 8, 2013 at 11:26pm

Tiffany don't be suprized if an Mri isn't the next thing done because it is a stronger test to show what is going on. I wish you the best I know it isn't any fun but answers are out there but could take some time to find out. In the meantime remember we are here for you!

Comment by Tammi Zavardino on June 8, 2013 at 11:24pm

Chris FB is the last place to discuss Epilepsy and we have all lost friends because they think we are contagious or going to embarrass them well if you think about it they are not true friends if they turn their back on you because of this so join an Epilepsy support group and you will find friends who understand. And we are always here if you need to talk.

Comment by Tiffany Huxhold on June 7, 2013 at 5:22pm

Hello Everyone!!! Well as I found out from my EEG that it is very abnormal and so I have to go in for a shorter one and find out a few other things and see what is going on with my brain because it feels like I have Nascar always going on, which is not fun and then not being able to function on a daily basis is not my idea of fun so we will see what happens. 

 

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