Epilepsy Talk

Depressing news about popular painkillers

July 19, 2021
11 Comments

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…


$112 billion new Alzheimer’s drug in question

July 13, 2021
4 Comments

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
7 Comments

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.


When it’s not “just” epilepsy…

July 5, 2021
22 Comments

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


Epilepsy Generics: Yes, No or Maybe So?

June 24, 2021
17 Comments

Almost everybody considers generic drugs a no-brainer. You get significant savings without any (noticeable) change in your treatment.

But they’re not epileptic. And they don’t walk the tightrope of a delicate neurological balance.


Headaches and Seizures: Can You Prevent Getting Them?

June 13, 2021
21 Comments

From RSC Diagnostics, an article for anyone who may have one of the four types of epilepsy headaches:

Headaches can happen before or after a seizure, even acting as a warning sign that a seizure is coming on.

This article examines the four types of headaches that are associated with epilepsy.

And even more importantly, possible treatment options.

http://www.rscdiagnosticservices.com/blog/headaches-and-seizures-can-you-prevent-getting-them

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Treating depression is no laughing matter. Or is it?

June 10, 2021
12 Comments

When you think of treating depression, your mind often goes to antidepressant pills, pills, and more pills. Sometimes all for naught.

According to research published in the World Journal of Psychiatry, up to 15% of people diagnosed with depression don’t respond to traditional medication.

And around 35% say that antidepressants only offer partial relief from widely available treatments, highlighting the need for medication that works in different ways.


Sleep and Seizures. How Much Is It Costing You?

April 21, 2021
15 Comments

Sleepless nights. Exhausted afternoons. Confusion. Memory loss. Trouble with concentration, mood swings and of course, seizures.

Which may increase in frequency or severity. Or even contribute to intractable seizures.

It seems like an endless cycle.


Is it a headache, an aura, a migraine, a seizure, or perhaps ALL four!

April 12, 2021
8 Comments

If you’ve had migraines with an aura that triggered an epileptic seizure, you might have experienced migraine-induced epilepsy.

Another name for this phenomenon is migralepsy…


Medical Marijuana — It’s Here to Stay…

March 27, 2021
14 Comments

Let’s face it. The time has come.

Even the FDA has opened its eyes with new clinical trials.

Although the AMA chooses to keep their heads in the sand. For now.

It used to be popular to debate the merits and dangers of medical marijuana.

For example, it could lead to addiction. Like cocaine. (Oh please!)

But now, there’s clinically proven scientific proof, with more to come…


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