Epilepsy Talk

Seizures and Steroids – A Hidden Solution 

August 27, 2022
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I always thought that steroids were the kind used by athletes and bodybuilders to pump up their performance.

Yes, they do exist and, yes they are quite dangerous, but those aren’t the kind of steroids this article is about.


Stress and seizures…

August 23, 2022
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Let’s be honest, you probably didn’t plan on having epilepsy.

But here we are.

And we all know that stress is #1 in the hit parade of seizure triggers.

Endless surveys prove the fact.


NEW migraine relief!

August 19, 2022
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“Migraines are debilitating, and they can be quite difficult to treat. But patients shouldn’t lose hope,” Dr. Ozudogru said.

When she sees a new patient with migraines, she reassures them: “I’m not going to give up,” she says.

“We’ll keep trying.”

And today, there are more treatment options than ever to choose from…


Epilepsy — a dirty little secret?

August 15, 2022
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To be included — or excluded?

To be accepted — or rejected?

To be understood — or misunderstood?


Seizure-free…a hope or a promise?

August 13, 2022
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Is it a reality…a hope…or a promise?

Have you been there once for a visit? And then come back, to the land of falling down, shaking, quaking and blackouts.

We all know, the only thing that remains the same is change.

Everything is in a state of flux. Drugs, science, our bodies, our brains.

From that you can choose hopelessness. Or hope.


A new life – from epilepsy to brain surgery

August 10, 2022
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Leanne Chilton, triumphant author of “Seizure-Free: From Epilepsy to Brain Surgery, I Survived and You Can, Too!” is a proud survivor and has a wealth of wisdom to share.

“We can’t control the future,” she says. “But we can make every attempt to improve the quality of our lives.”


Breathing your stress away…

August 8, 2022
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A little while ago, when I went to my doc, I told him I felt like I was jumping out of my skin. I’m already maxed out on meds, so he suggested breathing exercises as a complimentary addition to my regimen.

I’ve started them and already, I feel better!


Domestic violence — when love goes wrong

August 6, 2022
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Carol found herself in a cycle of violence from the time she was a child. By adulthood, she had already experienced multiple beatings and hospitalizations.

In the most recent attack, her husband beat her with a board, leaving her with permanent brain damage and a life-long disability.

As a result of her injury, she now has frequent seizures, difficulty with balance, and is terrified to leave her home for fear of having a seizure or falling.


Can you get seizures after vaping?

August 3, 2022
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Reports of people who have seizures after vaping have raised serious questions about the safety of electronic cigarettes, which have grown in popularity in recent years.


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Where’s the funding? Epilepsy as an orphan.

August 2, 2022
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Here are the facts, unhappy though they may be…

Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological problem – only migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease occurs more frequently.

Its prevalence is greater than autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease combined.

As many people die from epilepsy as from breast cancer.

There are 150,000 new cases of epilepsy diagnosed each year, and a total of more than 3.4 million Americans are affected by it.

Yet, public and private funding for epilepsy research lags far behind other neurological afflictions, at $35 a patient (compared, for instance, with $129 for Alzheimer’s and $280 for multiple sclerosis).


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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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