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    Unusual Triggers – Epilepsy

    When I was diagnosed with epilepsy almost nine years ago, I had no idea what to expect. I had a field as far as the eye could see of learning do. The doctor who slammed down the hammer upon my…

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    If I Have A Seizure: A Call For Compassion

    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.” – Marvin J. Ashton   Recently,…

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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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    No Laughing Matter – The League

    “What they don’t feel they can’t comprehend.” D. Lauchengco It has been roughly 4 months since the last time I’ve spoken on the topic on mainstream media taking jabs at epilepsy and seizures. We have arrived, this year within the middle of Epilepsy…

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    Photosensitive – I Am The 3 Percent

    “Shielding my brain from the thing I love most. Light.” – Tiffany Kairos   I was officially declared as having epilepsy in December of 2008 at the age of 22. So much to learn about the condition I would now…

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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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    "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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    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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    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…