Epilepsy Talk

Some Stress and Anxiety Solutions…

July 14, 2018
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Sometimes my hands shake so much, I look like I’m leading a symphony. (Without a baton.) Legs too, I have to sit down.

Maybe you panic before a test, the very fear of having a seizure, social rejection, job anxieties, debt, fear of failure, an anticipated argument, holidays, fear of flying.

There are probably as many kinds of stress and panic attacks as there are those of us who suffer from them.

And behaviors: trembling, sweating, hyperventilating, breathlessness, feeling faint or light-headed, a sense of disorientation, cramping, nausea, your heart pounding like it’s going to explode from your chest, a fear of dying.

Or you’re just plain scared.


Traumatic and Post Traumatic Stress — Online Support Groups

April 19, 2014
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It’s incredible. When I researched resources for Traumatic Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, there weren’t many.

An embarrassing shortage, considering the magnitude of need.

That’s the sad news.

The good news is that I found loads of all kinds of different stress disorder support groups online.

This is just a small sampling of different Traumatic Stress and Post Traumatic Stress support groups.

To find more, simply type in your subject and look for forums or support groups.

There’s a wealth of wonderful resources for those who have shared whatever trauma you’ve suffered.


Traumatic Brain Injury Support Groups

April 13, 2014
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TBI is the leading cause of death and disability for persons under 35 years of age. It can happen without warning to people of all ages and all walks of life.

A Traumatic Brain Injury occurs when an outside force impacts the head hard enough to cause the brain to move within the skull or if the force causes the skull to break and directly hurts the brain.


Adult Epilepsy Support Groups

November 2, 2013
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Here’s a list of Adult Epilepsy Support Groups across the country that I’ve compiled. Hopefully it will be of help.

If you have any additions or suggestions, please, sing out!!!


Aids for Parents of Kids with Epilepsy

July 31, 2012
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There are so many options available for your peace of mind and your child’s safety. They range from the very practical, to the very attractive. But many can be effectively combined to please both parent and child and provide added protection.

Here are just a few…


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…


New Epilepsy Diagnosis — Now What?

April 30, 2012
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You’ve just been diagnosed with epilepsy…

YOU’RE SCARED. Who wouldn’t be? THE DOCS. There are lots of terrific ones. THE TESTS. They can actually help to correctly diagnose your epilepsy. I’LL DIE. Not very likely. MY LIFE IS OVER. No, it’s not, but it will change…


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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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