Epilepsy Talk

Forecasts of Epilepsy Seizures Could Become a Reality

December 19, 2020
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For people with epilepsy, not knowing when their next seizure will hit can be psychologically debilitating. Clinicians have no way of telling people with epilepsy whether a seizure will likely happen five minutes from now, five weeks from now or five months from now, says Vikram Rao, a neurologist at the University of California, San Francisco. “That leaves people in a state of looming uncertainty.”


How were YOU first diagnosed with epilepsy?

December 17, 2020
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I almost drowned in the shower.

It had three round shower heads on the wall with one more huge one overhead. And a heavy plate-glass door that was like trying to get out of a vault!


Doctors Distracted by Electronic Devices…

December 15, 2020
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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.

How about your technician who’s running the bypass machine texting during the procedure…

Or the nurse checking airfares…

And your neurosurgeon chatting away on a personal phone call?


Depression is quiet

December 12, 2020
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You would be surprised with how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment.

People hide it like a paper bag over their heads, out of fear of being judged, made fun of, seen as weak, or just not taken seriously.


Dilantin — What People Are Saying…

December 9, 2020
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When I was first diagnosed with epilepsy back in 1969, the availability of AEDs was limited.

Phenobarbital or Dilantin.

Pick your poison.

I chose Dilantin. It was not a pretty picture.


Fighting Seizures Nutritionally

December 7, 2020
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I know from personal experience as a Health & Wellness writer that certain nutrients can help your neuro functions.

But, like anything else, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

What food combinations that work for one might definitely not work for another.

And it certainly doesn’t take the place of meds.

However, I do believe that although living a healthy lifestyle won’t cure you…it can certainly help you.

So, here’s some information for sensible eating and supplementing your diet.


NEWS FLASH: The UN now says medical weed is a less dangerous drug

December 4, 2020
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There’s hope on the horizon.

The UN now says medical weed is a less dangerous drug.

Even though it’s a long way from legalization, there’s hope on the horizon.

A United Nations commission has voted to reclassify cannabis as a less dangerous drug, acknowledging the plant’s medical value and paving the way for further therapeutic use of the drug internationally.


Say Good-Bye To The Miserable World Of Migraines…

December 4, 2020
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Your head is throbbing, pulsing, pounding, light is blinding, you want to puke, you can’t think straight.

Sound familiar?

Welcome to the miserable world of migraines.


Medical Marijuana — What the Experts are Saying

November 29, 2020
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“It doesn’t have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications. In fact, sometimes Marijuana is the only thing that works… It is irresponsible not to provide the best care we can as a medical community, care that could involve Marijuana. We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States, and I apologize for my own role in that.” — Dr. Sanjay Gupta / Neurosurgeon.  


Gratitude is the Attitude

November 26, 2020
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We have so much to be grateful for, especially me:


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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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