Epilepsy Talk

Epilepsy drug side-effects…

June 19, 2022
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They’re necessary, but not necessarily nice.

And every med has its own side-effects.

Just as different people experience different difficulties.

But here‘s the low-down on some possible side-effects.

I hope you don’t have to suffer any of them. (Or as few as possible.)


How are your meds affecting you?

April 29, 2021
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They’re necessary, but not necessarily nice.

And every med has its own side-effect. Just as different people experience different difficulties.

Here’s the low-down on the possible side-effects of your drugs and others.

Some might sound painfully familiar…


What is YOUR story?

August 7, 2020
45 Comments

When did you find out that you had epilepsy?

How?

What did you do after being diagnosed? 

How do you cope with it now?


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.


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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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