Epilepsy Talk

Dilantin – Hero or Horror?

May 1, 2022
27 Comments

Since it first came out, Dilantin has always had its fans and its detractors.

Who can forget Jack Nicholson’s out-of-control behavior as the “crazy” in Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”!


Exactly what IS Neuropsychology?

February 13, 2022
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I never had a clue what neuropsychology was all about. Although it sounded like a good idea.

Then a while ago, I had an assessment. (Mercifully, it was the two-hour test and not the 8-hour version.)

The neuropsychologist I went to had all the records from my last 12 years with my neurologist and it was clear he had done his homework.

The question was, did my deficit in memory come from my history of seizures, my previous concussions (one of which had been only a month ago) or even age itself? (I thought to myself, geeze, I’m only 68!)

Here’s basically what happened…


Seizure Free – A Hope or a Promise?

September 25, 2021
18 Comments

Is it a reality…a hope…or a promise?

Have you been there once for a visit?

And then come back, to the land of falling down, shaking, quaking and blackouts.

We all know, the only thing that remains the same is change.

Everything is in a state of flux.

Drugs, science, our bodies, our brains.

From that you can choose hopelessness. Or hope.


What Most Offends YOU About How People Treat Epilepsy?

September 20, 2021
33 Comments

I call epilepsy the “stealth condition,” because most people don’t actually witness a seizure.

Which results in an abundance of ignorance…misinformation..and to be frank, discrimination and slurs.


Epilepsy: Meditation vs. Medication

August 3, 2021
2 Comments

You can have medication without meditation. Most of us do.

You can do meditation without medication. Most of us wouldn’t and shouldn’t take that risk.

But together, they can enhance one another.


Other Voices…Other Lives…

July 17, 2021
14 Comments

“There were times I asked myself,
‘Is life really worth living?’
Suicide, now there’s a thought,
But would God be forgiving?”

Ed L.


Headaches and Seizures: Can You Prevent Getting Them?

June 13, 2021
21 Comments

From RSC Diagnostics, an article for anyone who may have one of the four types of epilepsy headaches:

Headaches can happen before or after a seizure, even acting as a warning sign that a seizure is coming on.

This article examines the four types of headaches that are associated with epilepsy.

And even more importantly, possible treatment options.

http://www.rscdiagnosticservices.com/blog/headaches-and-seizures-can-you-prevent-getting-them

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Epilepsy and Energy Drinks — Think Before You Drink!

June 7, 2021
21 Comments

It feels good and it tastes good, it’s easy to drink and it gives you that extra jolt of energy. But is it really worth it?

Think the death of 18-year-old Irish athlete, Ross Cooney, who died within hours after playing a basketball game and consuming four cans of “Red Bull”.


Sleep and Seizures. How Much Is It Costing You?

April 21, 2021
15 Comments

Sleepless nights. Exhausted afternoons. Confusion. Memory loss. Trouble with concentration, mood swings and of course, seizures.

Which may increase in frequency or severity. Or even contribute to intractable seizures.

It seems like an endless cycle.


Why Won’t You Play With Me?

February 19, 2021
9 Comments

Once upon a time there was this girl named Ellen.

She had epilepsy and she hated the world.

So the world hated her back.

She had no friends and didn’t speak to anybody.

In turn, nobody spoke to her. Except the occasional bully.


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