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    "Lord, Help Me Hang In There."

    “Give your stress wings and let it fly away.” ~Terri Guillemets Stress. One of my major seizure triggers. According to the National Health Interview Survey, 75% of the general population experiences at least “some stress” every two weeks. Half of those experience…

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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…

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    Aura Story

    What Is An Aura? Aura is a term used to describe symptoms that may occur before a seizure. An aura may include: Bright lights Zigzag lines Slowly spreading spots Distortions in the size or shape of objects Blind or dark…

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    Catamenial Epilepsy & PMDD

    When I was a young girl, my mom and I often talked about what I could expect growing up and becoming more mature. How my body would change and develop. How I would eventually grow out of that favorite shirt…

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    Shining A Light: Photosensitive Epilepsy

    Photosensitive Epilepsy: For those diagnosed with Epilepsy, it is a sensitivity to certain lights, flashing lights and bold contrasting visual patterns such as stripes or checks which can trigger seizures. How common is Photosensitive Epilepsy? Around 1 in 100 people has…

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    Keppra & I: A Love-Hate Relationship

    I was diagnosed with Epilepsy and released from the hospital in the nick of time for my birthday & Christmas to follow. Needless to say, it was a rather subdued celebration within myself. Still emotionally and physically adjusting. I had…

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    Waking From The Storm

    Grand-Mal (Tonic-Clonic) seizures are like earth quakes and thunderstorms intertwined. However, the core of this massive effect is experienced from within. For me, I am only given seconds to know that it’s coming before darkness washes over me. Where I go,…