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Tag: EPILEPSY

I HAVE EPILEPSY

I have epilepsy.  My seizures are not the worse.  I only stare for 30 seconds to 1 minute.  Sometimes I shake my right arm.  Does anyone in Washington, D.C. know someone with epilepsy?  Surely someone does.  Epilepsy does… Read More

EPILEPSY IS A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION!!

There are three million people in the United States that have epilepsy!  Epilepsy is considered to be a pre-existing condition.  Add to that Cystic Fibrosis, Autism, Muscular Dystrophy, Congestive Heart Disease, and the list goes on.  People need… Read More

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

WIFE WITH EPILEPSY

Today is Valentine’s Day.  The U.S. is not the only country that celebrates Valentine’s Day (Latin America, Japan, India, and Lebanon are just a few).  Some countries may celebrate on another day. February 14th is not just Valentine’s… Read More

EPILEPSY AND MIGRAINES

Epilepsy and migraines can occur on the same patient.  I know this is true because I have both.  There are studies that have been done to prove this also.  Tension headaches are less intense than migraines.  A study… Read More

STRESS AND SEIZURES

There are a lot of things that can cause seizures.  Head trauma, inherited, high fever, and stress are just a few reasons.  Stress is different for everyone.  There can be a bad day at home or work, an unexpected surprise… Read More

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