They’re necessary, but not necessarily nice. And every med has its own side-effects. Just as different people experience different difficulties. Here‘s the low-down on the possible side-effects of your drugs and others. Some might sound painfully familiar…
If you’ve been blessed with reasonably good health, you probably don’t have a surgeon’s number on speed dial. Therefore, the bigger question is, in the unfortunate event that you need one, how do you find the best surgeon for your medical condition?
Long before Dilantin and Phenobarbital, there was epilepsy. And herbal remedies.
Of course, these herbal epilepsy remedies are NOT substitutes to anti-seizure medications, but are more like a supplementary support. Most of them work by preventing a seizure and other symptoms of epilepsy. (NYU Langone Medical Center estimates that 20 percent of people taking prescription drugs also use herbs.)
Few of these conditions will cause epilepsy itself…but many can lead to seizures. So consider this a definition of the possibilities…
Modern medicine can do miraculous things — but every test and treatment has a downside.
And your doctor may not disclose the dangers without prompting, a new survey finds.
Researchers surveyed 2,700 patients who’d recently decided whether or not to have surgery, take a medication, or undergo cancer screening.
Most reported their physician spent far more time talking up the benefits of each choice than explaining the risks.
“It’s not brain surgery.” And it doesn’t have to be.
There are a host of epilepsy procedures that are minimally invasive.
I want to thank each and every one of you, from the bottom of my heart for:
One of the most common questions is “when can I stop taking my meds?”
Especially for those whose seizures have been under good control.
It makes sense. Because if you’re doing well, you start to wonder “why do I need these meds anymore”?
Arthur and I have been honored to be the King and Queen of the local epilepsy foundation’s Mardi Gras ball.
Epilepsy quotes to inspire you…
Here are some of my favorite quotes (along with a zillion others) that help me get through the day. What are yours?