Epilepsy Talk

28 New Epilepsy Medicines In Development

July 18, 2017
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A newly-released report from Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has revealed that 28 new medications are in development to treat epilepsy and seizures.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

These 28 new drugs are among nearly 420 new ground-breaking medicines in progress to treat neurological disorders.


The Staggering Costs of Epilepsy

July 15, 2017
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The fact that epilepsy is expensive is no secret. The meds, medical care, the doctors’ visits, hospital bills, health costs, the injuries and finally, the cost of self-esteem.

The statistics are sobering but true…


Buyer Beware!

July 11, 2017
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It’s amazing — and scary — how wildly drug prices can vary between pharmacies. And between name brand drugs and generics, especially when you don’t have insurance.

Here are some comparisons:


10 Companies Hiring for Jobs You Can Do at Home

July 8, 2017
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These companies have remote jobs that may be great for people with chronic illnesses or disabilities.


24/7 Epilepsy Foundation Helpline

July 5, 2017
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Do you have questions about seizures or epilepsy?

The Epilepsy Foundation’s Helpline is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Trained information specialists are now standing by to answer your questions about epilepsy and seizures.


Natural Herbal Remedies for Epilepsy

July 2, 2017
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Long before Dilantin and Phenobarbital, there was epilepsy. And herbal remedies…


Pregnancy with Epilepsy — Medication Dangers

July 1, 2017
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According to the Epilepsy Foundation, mothers taking seizure medication, risk birth defects of 4 to 8 percent — compared with 2 to 3 percent for all babies. Not much of a difference.

But the risk seems to be highest when multiple seizure medications are taken. Yet, without medication, uncontrolled seizures may deprive the baby of oxygen. Seizures can also increase the risk of miscarriage or stillbirth.

So, it’s important, as you know, to get the right balance.


Bullied Because of Epilepsy

June 28, 2017
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Like lions, they smell the difference…
Like hawks, they sweep down on you…
And like hyenas, they laugh and eat your heart out.


Anger and Epilepsy: WHY ME?

June 24, 2017
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Suddenly, you’re feeling edgy. Lashing out at loved ones for no reason at all. It’s not anybody’s fault. It’s that old familiar enemy. Epilepsy. Again.

Why me? Why now? It’s not fair.


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Ode to a Doctor’s Visit…

June 22, 2017
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They forget that we live 365 days or 8,760 hours a year with our illness…

We see them for four 30 minute visits or 2 hours in that year while we’re struggling…


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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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