Epilepsy Talk

Brain Surgery Alternatives

March 24, 2017
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“It’s not brain surgery.” And it doesn’t have to be.

There are a host of epilepsy procedures that are minimally invasive.

For example…


FREE Prescription Drugs

March 17, 2017
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With drugs costs and insurance costs rising every day, it’s often difficult to get the meds you need. Below is a guide to no-cost or low-cost prescription programs. Pass the word along…


Stevens-Johnson Syndrome — a danger for those on Dilantin or Lamictal

March 10, 2017
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This article is not for those with a weak stomach. Because Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is an ugly and sometimes deadly disease.

But if you are on Dilantin or Lamictal, I urge you to read this information.


Anti-Epilepsy Drugs Lose Effectiveness Over Time…

March 2, 2017
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It may be the dose prescribed…the type of epilepsy you have…even something as simple as your age or weight. But research shows that, over time, the effectiveness of your anti-epilepsy drug may decline.


Beyond EEGs — Diagnostic Tools for Epilepsy

February 23, 2017
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How many of us have heard: “Your EEG is normal. You’re fine..”(“It’s all in your head?”)

I know of people who have had 5 EEGs, only to be properly diagnosed when they finally had Video EEG Monitoring.

So if someone is trying to pass you off or is ignoring your symptoms, perhaps you should become a little more familiar with your diagnostic options…


Doctors Distracted by Electronic Devices…

February 18, 2017
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Do you know what happens during surgery? Cut…open…correct…sew. Maybe some background music. Hip if the doctor likes that. Or classical.

Well, not exactly. You might be surprised. Or horrified to learn the truth.


Possible Causes of Epilepsy

February 15, 2017
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While there are about 40 different types of epilepsy, there are probably even more types of seizure disorders — caused by a number of internal and external events.

However, most doctors and publications agree on a number of possible or even probable reasons for these seizures. Here are just a few of them…


Exactly what IS Neuropsychology?

February 10, 2017
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I never had a clue what neuropsychology was all about. Although it sounded like a good idea.

Then a while ago, I had an assessment. (Mercifully, it was the two-hour test and not the 8-hour version.)

The neuropsychologist I went to had all the records of my last 12 years from my neurologist and it was clear he had done his homework.

The question was, did my deficit in memory come from my history of seizures, my previous concussions (one of which was only a month ago) or even age itself? (I thought to myself, geeze, I’m only 63!)

Here’s basically what happened…


Epilepsy Related Conditions

February 2, 2017
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In chronic conditions, such as epilepsy, the coexistence of more than one illness in a patient is the rule rather than the exception…

Men and women with epilepsy have a two-to five-fold increase in the occurrence of conditions, such as migraine, cerebrovascular and cardiovascular disorders, along with gastrointestinal disorders, pulmonary disorders, dementia, chronic fatigue, mood disorders, anxiety, and personality disorders.


Clinical Tests and Trials — Hope for Tomorrow

January 28, 2017
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I have a friend who’s tried virtually everything. Surgeries, all the appropriate meds on the market. You name it — she’s been there.

Now she’s enrolling in a program that will hopefully help her, as well as many others.


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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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