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Tag: NEUROLOGY

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

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

“GIVING TUESDAY” FOR EPILEPSY

The Epilepsy Institute of NC is a nonprofit organization.  A physician there sees patients that can not afford office visits and can not afford the epilepsy medication.  The office barely broke even last year.  She, Dr. Dean, needs… Read More

EPILEPSY AWARENESS MONTH

Every disease, celebration, or movement has an awareness month and its own colored ribbon.  Purple is the color for epilepsy.  Congress declared November as National Epilepsy Awareness Month in 2003. I have had epilepsy for over twenty years…. Read More

HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY

Veteran’s Day is a holiday to say thank you to our men and women who served and are still serving in the military.  November 11 was picked to remember the end of World War I in 1926.  Other… Read More

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