Let’s be honest, you probably didn’t plan on having epilepsy.
But here we are. And we all know that stress is #1 in the hit parade of seizure triggers.
And endless surveys prove the fact. Most people think of stress as being related only to unpleasant or sad times in their lives.
However, even “happy” stress can trigger seizures!
It’s amazing — and scary — how wildly drug prices can vary between pharmacies. And between name brand drugs and generics, especially when you don’t have insurance.
Here are some comparisons:
Some patients with unexplained partial seizures which are medication resistant may have “autoimmune epilepsy” — epilepsy characterized by of autoimmune antibodies.
Although autoimmune epilepsy is still rare, it’s become an increasingly recognized cause of epilepsy, which might have been previously thought to be of unknown cause.
I recently came across an article in an independent publication called “Weird Epilepsy Triggers”.
The article seemed awfully familiar to me at first — and then, sickeningly, I realized that the site had copied an Epilepsy Talk article.
Word for word…
For some people, accessing the pharmacy remains one of the biggest barriers to retrieving prescriptions.
A lack of social support, time constraints and limited access to convenient transportation are commonly cited as reasons users cannot get their medication, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But it’s not just patients who have difficulty getting to the pharmacy who benefit from mail-order pharmacies: These programs offer flexibility, time and cost-savings to all enrollees.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been called “a promising therapy for epilepsy,” as reported by the BBC.
According to the article, it’s designed for the considerable number of patients suffering from medically refractory epilepsy who are not candidates for resective brain surgery.
Here’s a sobering statistic for you…
Believe it or not, the total number of medical errors and deaths in the U.S. equals SIX Jumbo Jets crashing every day!
If a Jumbo Jet crashed and killed 280 people everyday…365 days a year…year after year…would you be concerned about flying?
Would you question the Federal Aviation Administration?
Would you demand answers?
Studies have now confirmed what some doctors have long suspected — many young people who are given the diagnosis of epilepsy (or seizure disorder) apparently don’t have epilepsy at all.
Instead, they have a condition known as syncope…
Syncope (sing’-koe-pee), the medical term for fainting, is the sudden loss of consciousness and physical collapse due to lack of blood and oxygen to the brain.
There’s something liberating in being expected to fail. No expectations, no explanations. After all, “you’ll never amount to anything,” you’re damaged goods.