Epilepsy Talk

Dating Disasters and Epilepsy

May 7, 2019
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When I was a teen I fell down, walked into walls, bumped into virtually everything in my path, and almost drowned in the shower.

So, you can imagine what a disaster dating was.

Of course, in my infinite wisdom, I would never tell my dates that I had epilepsy. 

My parents wouldn’t even utter the word, so rather than become a pariah, I kept my mouth shut.

Bad idea…


Teen Epilepsy Support Groups

May 7, 2012
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In recent years, support groups that cater specifically to teens with epilepsy have emerged, started by hospitals, religious groups, and affiliates of the Epilepsy Foundation. The number of support groups for teens with epilepsy is growing, but it is still small when compared to the many for adults with epilepsy and parents of children with epilepsy…


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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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