Epilepsy Talk

Some Stress and Anxiety Solutions…

March 21, 2020
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Sometimes my hands shake so much, I look like I’m leading a symphony. (Without a baton.) Legs too, I have to sit down.

Maybe you panic before a test, the very fear of having a seizure, social rejection, job anxieties, debt, fear of failure, an anticipated argument, holidays, fear of flying.

There are probably as many kinds of stress and panic attacks as there are those of us who suffer from them.


Here’s The Difference Between Coronavirus And Flu Symptoms

March 9, 2020
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There may be an epidemic of the Cornovirus, but there seems to be a pandemic of panic.

COVID-19 and the flu present in similar ways. This is how you can tell them apart.


The Coronavirus — What Does It Mean For You?

March 7, 2020
27 Comments

Did you know that most of the components of our meds come from China and India? 

“Many over-the-counter and generic drugs [PDF] sold in the United States are made in China, including antidepressants, HIV/AIDS medications, birth control pills, chemotherapy treatments, and medicines for Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s disease

Health officials have warned that the coronavirus outbreak could lead to drug shortages.

However, U.S. consumers should not panic. But they have reasons to be vigilant…”


New Epilepsy Diagnosis — Now What?

February 6, 2020
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You’re scared. Who wouldn’t be? 
The docs. There are lots of terrific ones. 
The tests. They can actually help to correctly diagnose your epilepsy.
I’ll die. Not very likely. 
My life is over. No, it’s not, but it will change…


Memory Tips You (Hopefully) Won’t Forget!

February 1, 2020
44 Comments

I have a confession to make.

I was the queen of “Post-Its”. I had Post-Its on tables, counters, walls, doors. I don’t know how I lived without them.

I guess, in the “old” days, I was the same with lists. Many lists. And way too much Scotch Tape.

Factoid: The man who invented Post-Its was an employee at 3M (also the maker of Scotch Tape) who went to his boss with a bright new idea.

I don’t know if he got a raise, but he gets no royalties. Just my undying admiration and thanks.

Anyway, short of taking stock in 3M, here are some other suggestions…


Concussions: Helping Your Brain Heal…

January 27, 2020
14 Comments

It’s a conundrum.

Some people get epilepsy / seizures from concussion-related accidents.

And many people with epilepsy have concussions as a result of their condition…


Your mission for 2020: Live life to the fullest!

January 5, 2020
25 Comments

When you’re feeling frustrated, bitter, or like you’ve lost all faith in humanity, turn to these 21 wonderful quotes to get back on track!


2020 Resolutions

January 2, 2020
31 Comments

We all have them. Whether we keep them a secret to ourselves or proclaim them to the world.

I guess mine are now hardly secret.

But here I go, taking the plunge…


A Blessed Thank You…

December 30, 2019
16 Comments

In these uncertain times, there’s still so much to be grateful for.

Like each other…


Super Seizure De-Stressor

December 27, 2019
4 Comments

We all know that stress is a super trigger for seizures.  Whether it’s family, friends, frustrations, conflict, work, school, fear, anger, anxiety, depression.  The list is almost endless.

While nobody can say there’s a magic formula for de-stressing, you might give Progressive Muscle Relaxation a try.  It’s a pretty powerful tool.


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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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