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Sex and Epilepsy — The Ultimate Challenge

May 8, 2017
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It’s the $64,000 question.

Can I have sex with epilepsy, all the AEDs, and side-effects?

The answer is yes.

If you’re willing to be flexible.


Anti-Epilepsy Drugs Lose Effectiveness Over Time…

March 2, 2017
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It may be the dose prescribed…the type of epilepsy you have…even something as simple as your age or weight. But research shows that, over time, the effectiveness of your anti-epilepsy drug may decline.


Your Thyroid…What Everyone with Epilepsy Should Know

March 5, 2016
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Touch your neck, right above your collar-bone, and you’ll find a little gland called your thyroid. It only weighs an ounce, yet this thyroid’s hormones control your metabolism.

When those hormones are balanced, everything is fine. But if your thyroid makes just a little less or more than you need…it could cause havoc, both with how you function and the effectiveness of your AEDs.


Probiotics — Food For Thought

November 24, 2013
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UCLA researchers have the first evidence that probiotics — bacteria ingested in food — can affect brain function in humans.


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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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