Epilepsy Talk

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.


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.  


Epilepsy Studies: True or False?

November 15, 2020
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There’s a “Golden Rule” which says: “He who has the most gold makes the rules.”

And who might that be? And what are the methods used?

Some are simply amazing. (Or at least I thought so.)

But they all follow the “Golden Rule.”


Epilepsy Studies: True or False?

August 3, 2020
21 Comments

There’s a “Golden Rule” which says: “He who has the most gold makes the rules.”

And who might that be? And what are the methods used?

Some are simply amazing. (Or at least I thought so.)

But they all follow the “Golden Rule.”

Did you know about the “The Foreign Factor”?


Will that antidepressant work for you?

July 26, 2020
11 Comments

The answer may be in your brain waves.

“Scientists have taken a small step toward personalizing treatment for depression.


Can I Substitute Generic Drugs for My Anti-Seizure Medications?

July 24, 2020
35 Comments

The controversy about generic drugs continues…


In Case of Emergency — New Solutions

July 10, 2020
7 Comments

Here are some methods to stop a seizure in its tracks. Or shorten one.

And help relieve you of the dreaded after-effects.

Possibilities you might not have known about…especially the new nasal sprays.


Is it ADHD…Epilepsy…or Both?

June 30, 2020
8 Comments

ADHD is the current term for the neurological condition formerly known as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Hyperactivity, Hyperkinesis, Organic Brain Syndrome, Minimal Brain Dysfunction, and Minimal Brain Damage.

About 5% of children in the general population have ADHD.  However, about 30-40% of children with epilepsy may have ADHD or attention problems. Also, ADHD is seen more often in boys than in girls (some medical professionals claim this ratio to be as high 4 to 1).


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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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