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Team Epilepsy
01/13/2017 at 19:04. Facebook
FROM OUR MAILBOX - Congratulations!
"After a lot of hard work from myself and my physicians, I'm 5 years seizure free!"
Happy New Year from all of us here at Team Epilepsy!
What are your New Year's Resolutions for this year?

"Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties."
- Helen Keller
From Our Mailbox:

I am a 37 year old working professional with a VNS implant. I have been discussing with my neurologist about increasing the power of my VNS (apparently it is currently below therapeutic range).

Being that I am in a high profile profession and do a lot of public speaking, I have been extremely self conscious about the effect it has on my voice. I can however...
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Results from a recent study presented at the American Epilepsy Society’s annual meeting, identify factors (like lack of social support) which contribute to the development of anxiety and depression one year after being diagnosed with epilepsy.

Factors Contributing to Anxiety and Depression One Year After Being Diagnosed with Epilepsy | Epilepsy Research UK

May this holiday season be filled with peace, love, joy and many blessings.

Joyful holiday wishes to you from all of us!
Question From our Mailbox:

Hey Epilepsy Team,
I'm looking for anyone who understands non-epileptic seizures. My 16 year son has been seizure free for 18 months. He used to have partial complex seizures. However, this past weekend I woke to him have what I thought was a grand mal seizure. After a two night stay on EEG video, they are saying his EEG is normal and that the seizures are stress...
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From Our Mailbox :) Congratulations!
Do you know what to do when someone is having seizure?

Check out this short video created by a community member, and please share this message with your friends to help spread awareness.

Seizure First Aid

Seizure First Aid Procedures Created By The Epilepsy Network (TEN) & Tiffany Kairos Facebook: facebook.com/theepilepsynetwork Twitter: @TENofficial Music By:...

According to a recent study at Yale, when an individual experiences an absence seizure, disruptions to brain function may actually occur in the whole brain. Previously the common belief among scientists was that absence seizures were caused by disruptions of brain activity in localized areas.

As discoveries like this one are made, we get closer to truly understanding the condition and...
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Whole Brain Involved in Absence Seizures, Study Finds

FROM OUR MAILBOX: We have been getting many questions about foods that may trigger seizures. Please see two of these questions below and share your experience or feedback in the comments section!

● Hi Epilepsy Team! Has anyone had seizures caused by spicy foods?

● Hey! I have a question maybe you could post it and see what others think. I had my first seizure in a while today. Usually they...
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From Our Mailbox: 8 Years Seizure Free :) Congratulations!
Tough day? Check out these ten tips to improve your outlook and let us know what you think :)
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Thanksgiving marked my 13th year of being seizure free! I was diagnosed with JME (juvenile myoclynic epilepsy) at age 16. I am however on Topamax 2x daily. But it's worth it. So every thanksgiving I am truly grateful!
I am happy to answer any questions about Epilepsy, as I believe strongly that Epilepsy needs to be spoken about more.
From Our Mailbox:

Hi Epilepsy Team. My daughter in 24 years old and has generalized tonic clonic seizure with no aura or warning.

I am looking into smart watches as an option to monitor/detect seizures - Has anyone heard of this? If so, do any of you have recommendations/advice on the pro and cons of seizure watches?

Do they work? Which brand is the best? Is there anything in particular...
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Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at #TeamEpilepsy.

We thank you for being such an important part of this special community and hope that your day be filled with peace, love and great joy.
From Our Mailbox: My son celebrating one year seizure free!

Photo Cred: Alexandra Peer
Question From our Mailbox:

My eleven year old son has epilepsy, as well as an anaphylactic allergy to opiates. I want to start a conversation with him about drugs and alcohol, so that when he gets old enough to start thinking about experimenting, he knows to be careful and stay away from them (even more so than my other kids.)

Has anyone that has had any experience with this offer any...
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