Epilepsy Talk

Prescription switching. Do you know what you’re REALLY getting?

January 27, 2022
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How many times have you had a prescription switched without your knowledge or permission?

Not just switched to a generic version of the prescribed drug, but to a different drug altogether.

Yet the practice of swapping out medications is perfectly legal in most states.


21 Praises of Wisdom to Pass On… 

January 25, 2022
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1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

2.   Marry a man/woman you love to talk to.  As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

3.   Don’t believe all you hear.


What were your most formative moments?

January 23, 2022
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For me, it was three different stages, ages and issues…


Art therapy for epilepsy

January 22, 2022
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Reach out. Be creative. Feel good about yourself. That’s what art therapy is all about.

The creative process of art can help resolve conflicts, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress and build the self-image of children, adolescents and adults with epilepsy.

It can help develop artistic expression…build autonomy…empower …build a stability and a sense of self-worth as well as connecting with others in a new and wondrous way.


How Music Soothes Your Seizures… 

January 19, 2022
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Music is food for the soul, the mind and the body.

Great music, when carefully selected, can change our moods, energize us, calm us, improve our mental focus, lift us up spiritually, and help us become more healthy.


Working, Seizures, and Secrets

January 16, 2022
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When I was in my 30’s, I worked real hard and made pots of money.

No sleep.

Many seizures.

But big bucks.


Epilepsy and Romance — Getting Personal

January 14, 2022
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Romance is so many different things to different people.

But to me, intimacy requires acceptance, faith and loyalty.

The question is; how do you get there?

Especially when you have epilepsy?


There’s a hidden artist inside you!

January 12, 2022
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Maybe you’re an artist…actor…architect…painter…poet…philosopher…singer…or someone you just don’t know.

Because, quite simply, there’s another side to that electrical mischief that epilepsy produces.


Ode to a Doctor’s Visit…

January 10, 2022
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They forget that we live 365 days or 8,760 hours a year with our illness…

We see them for four 30 minute visits or 2 hours in that year while we’re struggling…

We spend time planning in anticipation of this precious, important moment…


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Secrets to Better Care from Your Doctor…

January 9, 2022
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When you go to see a doctor, often the visit seems to be over in a flash and you leave wondering exactly what it was the doctor wanted you to do.

Doctors are often quite busy and may not present you with all the necessary information so it is your responsibility to take steps to get the most out of your visit.

If regular visits with your neurologist seem short, and taken up with medical details like seizure control and medication issues, ask in advance for a longer time to be scheduled to deal with other issues that are important to you.

Be prepared…


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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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