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despite the name, this site is a magnificent resource for navigating your medication’s side effects.
powderedtoooastman said: Howdy. I was wondering if anyone on here is on the medication Lamictal. More specifically, I am wondering if the weirdness I am experiencing is part of the med, or something else. While taking my 200mlg extended release twice a day dosage, I have the tendency to struggle for words at times. Like the word I want to use is there, but it's stuck behind a fog bank. Has anyone else had this issue? My neurologist never heard of "brain fog"
I used to take Lamictal and I did experience some memory problems, but I have always had those and I never attributed it to the drug itself. Any followers?
It’s normal, and the most you can do is keep your mind sharp- crossword puzzles, word jumbles, reading, etc. I myself have to keep a pen and pad around because my short-term memory’s gotten so poor.
I’m more concerned about your nuerologist not realizing an anticonvulsant might make you a little fuzzy in the brain. Consider printing out some FDA information about your drugs’ side effects for their perusal next time.
((Okay, to anyone who saw the post I tagged earlier with ‘epilepsy’ instead of ‘epilepsy warning,’ I am SO sorry! I’ve fixed the tag now, and I appologize for screwing it up in the first place– I don’t make gifs that often and I had no idea what I was doing. It won’t happen again, I promise!))
((Ffffff I am SO SORRY))
Yikes. Strobing gifs just gave me a seizure. *cries*
I’d been seizure-free for 2 months, then this week I’ve had 3.
I can’t blacklist the warning tags on mobile. I think I might have to stop using mobile, because even if things are tagged (this last one wasn’t), I can’t get away from them.
I wasn’t sure what a diet cola would taste like on topamax, and I am happy to report my mouth went a little numb like the fluoride gel you get at the dentist
hey gorgeous buddies with epilepsy
just to let you know that this blog tags “epilepsy warning”
any other triggers you want tagged just let me know bc all you guys deserve to feel happy and safe online (◕‿◕✿)
All you privileged buggers who can go to the cinema, or for a drive without having to worry about having a seizure.
Anonymous said: what do you mean you don't get shin splints? so jealous rn
when I walk, I make sure my heel hits the ground first. over the years this has gradually built up my tibialis anterior muscle, which is largely the source of shin splints. and stretch
It’s worked for white people, I figured I might as well give it a shot.
GET THIS GUY TO DISNEY WORLD DAMN IT
I want you to go man!
if this was a white girl this would have had the notes 3 weeks ago
People are sending him racist messages telling him it’s not gonna happen and he doesn’t belong in Disney World over this post. So we’re gonna reblog it even more.
To all my followers, please reblog. cosbyykidd imma add this to my queue, we gon’ get yo ass to Disney. lmao
incompatibletype said: i think she wants you to give her some kind of magical non-ableist badge of honor so she can stop feeling bad about her mistake. too bad that's not a real thing that happens
Day one: “I’m not going to apologize”
Day two: “Okay, shucks, you called my bluff. I’m sorry.”
Day three: “I said,
it feels so good to pay it forward I’m sorry, what more do you want besides being left alone”
Anonymous said: Someone apologizes and you're still being rude about it? What is she supposed to do? She's admitted to a fault and wrote out an apology for you and that's still not good enough? You can't turn back time so what the hell do you want?
You must be really feeling guilty to send three messages about this. For the last time, stop sending me boring letters about your poorly written story.
nightofdean said: to ease /wavepunk/'s soul, the grammatically corret way to refer to someone with epilepsy or anyone w/ any disorder would be to introduce them. Name first, something about them, then she/he/they/them/their has epilepsy (or any disorder here). that is if you are refering to them in the third person.
Oh, I like that. Thank you very much.
wavepunk said: oh btw i have epilepsy and i didn't realise theree was anything wrong w/ calling people "epileptic/s"? is there some other word/term i should use
When I’m called called “An epileptic,” I think of the long history of botched treatments for seizures, and macabre things like this:
You can call yourself whatever you please, but personally I like to refer to people who have seizures as just that - people who have seizures, or epilepsy. Labels matter, and “epileptic” carries a pretty heavy stigma compared to having a seizure disorder.