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MY EPILEPSY AND GOD

Easter, God, and me having epilepsy. My first seizure occurred when I was eight years old.  Being put on the barbiturate phenobarbital I was quiet until the doctor switched my medication when I was fifteen.  I laugh and… Read More

PHOTOSENSITIVE EPILEPSY

Photosensitive epilepsy is another type of epilepsy that can be caused by flashing or flickering lights.  Different patterns, like stripes and polka dots, can also cause a seizure.  Repetitive patterns like strobe lights, fluorescent lights that flicker, fireworks,… Read More

FLASHING LIGHTS AND EPILEPSY DO NOT MIX

Flashing lights can cause someone to have a seizure.  Not just people who already have seizures, but people who have a hidden unknown form of epilepsy can start having seizures.  (https://healthhelp.com)  Flashing lights can also cause migraines, nausea,… Read More

STILL MORE TO LEARN ABOUT EPILEPSY AND EEO

The occupation I chose before my epilepsy (complex partial petit mals) started was Ultrasound.  The job included overtime, carrying a beeper, and knowing you were going to be called back sometime during the night. Anyone who has seizures… Read More

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