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Anger and Epilepsy: WHY ME?

June 27, 2021
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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.


What’s the worst accident you’ve ever had?

May 17, 2021
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The worst accident I ever had was the one that caused my seizures.

I was at an ice rink, speed skating, when some jerk put his foot out. (A real funny joke.)

Into the boards I went, flying over the ice.


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Is it a headache, an aura, a migraine, a seizure, or perhaps ALL four!

April 12, 2021
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If you’ve had migraines with an aura that triggered an epileptic seizure, you might have experienced migraine-induced epilepsy.

Another name for this phenomenon is migralepsy…


Anger and Epilepsy: WHY ME?

September 30, 2020
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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.

No, it’s not, but it’s part of our physiology. Since the brain is control central, sudden changes – like a seizure – wreak havoc. And you get even angrier, for what seems, like nothing at all. The outbursts, crying, come out of nowhere.


What’s the worst accident you’ve ever had?

February 18, 2020
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The worst accident I ever had was the one that caused my seizures.

I was at an ice rink, speed skating, when some jerk put his foot out. (A real funny joke.)

Into the boards I went, flying over the ice…


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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.


Embrace — A Seizure Smartwatch With Style

April 6, 2017
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Embrace makes it very easy to monitor physiological stress, sleep and physical activity.

You can check your entire day in a glance in a way that is easy to understand.

If you push yourself too much, the Embrace will gently remind you with a vibration that you need some time to recover. You can customize it to suit your behavior and needs.


Epilepsy First Aid

September 8, 2009
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Here are a few tips you can pass on to others on how to respond to a seizure.


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    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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