I am a new member and have a question

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jose
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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 1/5/2005 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel awkward discussing this but are there any males on this forum? As a man I feel I have a need to be strong and deal with
my own problems, but am glad to know this site is available.
Ive dealt with my epilepsy on my own for 20 years, currently
with dilantin and have my seizures under control.
    Most of the posts Ive read seem do deal with far more serious
problems than I have. I just dont want to post on a 'womans only forum."  Some of the side effects of medication seem to either.
    In any event, I do appriciate the site and wish you all the best
 
                                                                 Jose
 
 
                                                                     
 
 
 
 

Minnie66
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Date Joined Jun 2004
Total Posts : 82
   Posted 1/5/2005 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Jose,
 
Dont feel awkward !!! Everyone on here is here, for the same reason, whether ,male or female !!! Sometimes the subject may be more about a womans problem, eg.. hormones.. tongue ... Or sometimes a male problem.... Hmm whats a good example.... ummm... hormones... tongue ..LOL... But no matter what type of seizures you are having, whatever meds you are on, whatever , whatever, all input is needed and appreciated !!!  Let me tell you from checking out support boards, I really learned alot in the past year from others experiences....Just by reading , and finding out there are others out there with the same problem .... So please dont feel funny !!!! 
 
Feel good
Dor :-)
diagnosed seizure disorder 1989
reason, angioma in L temp lobe
seeking surgery options
Keppra 750mg
Zonegran 200 mg


kayakmom
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 585
   Posted 1/5/2005 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Shawn also comes here sometimes, so there are at least a couple of guys around.

Hope you find support here.

RanMan
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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 665
   Posted 1/5/2005 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   

minnie66,

One example of a "male only" problem is erectile disfunction.

As if everything else isn't bad enough.

Randy


Diagnosed with epilepsy and ulcerative colitis in 1979,
Been on meds ever since.
 
275mg-dilantin/day
120mg-pheonobarb/day
3,000mg-Mesasol/day


Daisy9980
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Date Joined Sep 2004
Total Posts : 775
   Posted 1/5/2005 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope that you will post and feel comfortable here. Hopefully we can all help you and vise versa. Nice to meet you. Tracy
[color=purple>Tracy</FONT>
<FONT]1000 MG daily Keppra[/color]

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<FONT color=gray>Wishing Joy to the world[/color]


Minnie66
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Date Joined Jun 2004
Total Posts : 82
   Posted 1/5/2005 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Randy,

I am sure Seizure meds have alot of side affects that men may face, and women have other side affects to deal with, that is why I think it is great to have a group to ask questions, and ask others opinions of a problem .....
I feel that way anyway .....I know . I think... most of the comments are based are experiences and opinions...

Sorry if I made my earlier post sound like a joke, I didnt mean it that way....I know Seizure Disorder, and being on medication is not a joke, not for men or women.....

Dor :o)
diagnosed seizure disorder 1989
reason, angioma in L temp lobe
seeking surgery options
Keppra 750mg
Zonegran 200 mg


try2bhappy
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2004
Total Posts : 163
   Posted 1/5/2005 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Jose this is a great forum. Both the males and females are helpful so much. I just became a member this past Nov. they listen to you give you some good ideas and really let you know they care. Hope you keep posting here.
Mary
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