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Men with epilepsy

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 05:30
Hi, New to epilepsy, diagnosed at 42 last September had first seizure. Am taking keppra and lactimal and have recently been having issues with morning erections, erections not as hard as before and a reduction in ejaculate. Any others with issues like this?

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Hi Matt05, Thanks for posting

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2019-08-05 - 09:13
Hi Matt05, Thanks for posting. It’s important that you continue follow-up with your healthcare team to express your concerns and discuss any changes in side effects, seizure types, frequency, behaviors and symptoms, to determine what individual treatment is best for you.https://www.epilepsy.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/pg2L_HealthCareVisits_09-2018.pdf  Our new to Epilepsy & Seizure tool kit is a great resource and starting point for learning about what epilepsy is, what resources are available, how to make the most of doctors'visits, and how to take control of seizures.Learn more here:  https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/toolbox/new-seizures-and-epilepsy For more information regarding Keppra, Lamictal and side effects, visit: https://www.epilepsy.com/medications/levetiracetamhttps://www.epilepsy.com/medications/lamotrigine https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/seizure-and-epilepsy-medicines/side-effectsTo learn more about men & epilepsy visit: https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/special-populations/men-and-epilepsyhttps://www.epilepsy.com/article/2018/6/june-men’s-health-month For ways to help manage your epilepsy, please visit:https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/managing-your-epilepsy Learn seizure first aid: https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/seizure-first-aid-and-safety Create a seizure response or action plan: https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/toolbox/seizure-forms which is a helpful tool for those around you understand what do if you have a seizure Use a diary: https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/epilepsy-foundation-my-seizure-diary Track your seizures, record your medical history, medications, side effects, moods, triggers, or other personal experiences. Have a Seizure alert device:  https://www.epilepsy.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/DAS100_Seizure_Alert_Devices_09-2018_FINAL2.pdf It is also important to recognize that epilepsy is more than just seizures, overall well-being and emotional health is just as important:  https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/healthy-living/emotional-health   The Wellness Institute:  epilepsy.com/wellness   ,has many helpful and easy-to-use tips & resources for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and maximizing the quality of life for you & your family.  For practical & effective strategies to enhance your well-being, learn more here:  https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/toolbox/wellness-support-tools You may also contact our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline:1-800-332-1000 [email protected] , where a trained information specialist can connect you to resources,  provide referrals and additional support. epilepsy.com/helpline Additionally, your local Epilepsy Foundation:https://www.epilepsy.com/affiliates can help you find resources, support groups, events, and programs in your community.

I had same problems you are

Submitted by johnlp on Wed, 2019-09-25 - 11:11
I had same problems you are having when I first starting taking same meds. I think some of mine was depresion as well but mine got better over time about 4-5 months. I had to keep that part of my life a little more active to keep things working right I'm 38. 

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