Epilepsy Talk

Gaslighting — What to Do When It Happens To You

July 25, 2021
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Is your doctor making you feel crazy? Like it’s all in your head? Could you be a hypochondriac?

You must be imagining your symptoms. Or maybe you’re just in a panic.

“Go home and take two Advil. Or maybe two Xanax. You’ll feel fine when this blows over. I assure you.”


Why would a psychiatrist be embarrassed?

July 23, 2021
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Pills. Medication. They’re a sign of mental illness.

Even if you take them for depression, stability, anxiety.

There must be something inherently wrong with you.

What does it mean if you do need medication?

Are you’re crazy? Mentally ill? Unstable? Unreliable?

What if you ARE a psychiatrist AND take medication?


“Laughter IS the best medicine.”

July 22, 2021
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“Laughter IS the best medicine.”

And, believe it or not, it’s good for your health.

Laughter can even help your EEG results!


Depressing news about popular painkillers

July 19, 2021
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If you thought you were depressed before, wait till you finish this paragraph.

Researchers say popular painkillers could block the effects of antidepressants like Celexa, Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac or Lexapro…


Other Voices…Other Lives…

July 17, 2021
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“There were times I asked myself,
‘Is life really worth living?’
Suicide, now there’s a thought,
But would God be forgiving?”

Ed L.


$112 billion new Alzheimer’s drug in question

July 13, 2021
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Getting the FDA to retract a decision is like getting the toothpaste back in the tub, after it’s been squeezed out…

Whether it’s “yes” or “no,” there is no “maybe so”.

A good example is the new all star Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab.


Epilepsy Without Vaccinations — The Risks

July 11, 2021
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I started this article assured that vaccinations of children with epilepsy was a definite no-no.

And boy, was I surprised.

Basically, medical research has proved me wrong. Real wrong. Including COVID-19 vaccinations.


The Perils of Discontinuing Your Meds

July 9, 2021
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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”?


Self-Driving Cars — The License to Drive?

July 8, 2021
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It’s not a dream. It’s a reality that’s happening NOW.


Resources For When You Can’t Drive…

July 7, 2021
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The secret here is the numbers 2-1-1.

Go to the website: http://www.211.org/. Where available, 2-1-1 allows people to give help and to get help. And it’s sponsored by the United Way.

2-1-1 can also give people who live in rural areas better access to health and human service information.


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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