• Epilepsy

    10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Epilepsy Diagnosis

    We are two days away from kicking off Purple Day 2015! Recognizing survivors, supporting those currently battling epilepsy, remembering loved ones we’ve lost all around the world and educating everyone about this condition that over 65 million face right now. I am going to…

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    When Side Effects Affect You

    Let’s think of it like this. The doctor or neurologist is the Army General. We and our brains are the ones under attack. We send missiles also known as medication to destroy the enemy known as epilepsy. Though at times,…

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    Through The Forest Of Side Effects

    Side effects. That big, tall, dark, ferocious, seemingly never ending forest of what to expect the moment you send in the troops, however many times a day your neurologist schedules, to battle back the storm happening inside your mind.  The…

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    Foods Containing Aspartame Linked To Seizures

    “Despite approval by the federal Food and Drug Administration as a sweetener, Aspartame continues to be the focus of serious health concerns raised by many people.” What is Aspartame? A very sweet substance used as an artificial sweetener. Aspartame is a synthetic chemical composed…

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    Source Of Life: Water

    “We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” – Jacques Cousteau Americans seem to carry bottled water everywhere they go these days. In fact, it has become the second most popular drink (behind soft drinks). But water lovers…

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    World Suicide Prevention Day – Rise Above

    “It gets better. It’s hard to believe it right now, but I promise. It gets better.” September 10th is designated as World Suicide Prevention Day. Observed every year, World Suicide Prevention Day, provides worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with…

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    Epilepsy: Good-Bye Java

    “If you’re waiting for the right time, it’s now.” Before I had become diagnosed with Epilepsy back in 2008, I was probably in pretty bad shape when it came to eating habits. I was just plain no good at it.…

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    Normal

    “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” — Maya Angelou For as long as I can remember, I always recalled wanting to fit into the mold of what was considered…

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    23,000 Pills

    It has been over 4 1/2 years that I’ve lived with Epilepsy. I suffered my first grand mal seizure at age 16. Seven years later, it returned in full force. EKG’s and MRI’s confirmed that medication was the recommended method…

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    Breaking The Addiction – Smoking & Epilepsy

    The 1982 United States Surgeon General’s report stated that “Cigarette smoking is the major single cause of cancer mortality [death] in the United States.” This statement is as true today as it was then. Tobacco use is responsible for nearly…

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    Aspartame: Not For Me – Epilepsy Awareness

    What is Aspartame? Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used as a sugar substitute in some foods and beverages. Over a billion people consume aspartame in their foods and beverages across the world, believing it to be a safe ingredient, but…