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Tag: SEIZURES

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

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

“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

EPILEPSY INSTITUTE YEARLY DOG SHOW

On October 8, 2016 the yearly dog show occurred during the hurricane.  The Winston-Salem Fire Department, 4 dog owners and their dogs, our support group and the office attended.  While the show was cancelled due to the weather,… Read More

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