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My Biggest Regret After I Was Diagnosed With Epilepsy at 14

From themighty.com

I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 14 years old. My seizures were non-convulsive, so I felt "lucky" that no one could knowingly see my seizures. With my non-convulsive seizures, I'd have a spasm but was fully awake and aware. I tried to hide it as long as possible.

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Dear epilepsy: I won't let you take over my life

From tdn.com

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A tiny speck of dirt, that's what Olivia Nell calls it in her letter. She acknowledges its presence but dismisses its power. "Dear Epilepsy," she writes. "You put my emotions on a terrifying roller coaster that never ended.

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Could Extremely Low-Calorie Diets Help Some Illnesses?

From wsj.com

Calorie-restrictive diets are showing promise to potentially treat an array of medical conditions. Scientists have investigated the effect of extremely low-calorie diets on a range of illnesses, from autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis to asthma.

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The Genetic Link Between Autism and Epilepsy

From theatlantic.com

A globetrotting quest to understand the overlap may lead to treatments for both. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > Five years ago, pediatric neurologist Joseph Gleeson reached out to a doctor in Libya, seeking assistance with some…

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If You Have Epilepsy, You Can Be a Mother, Too

From clevelandclinic.org

She collaborated closely with her new physician, and together they made several changes in her medications to reduce seizures and minimize risk for the unborn child. Once the changes were accomplished, her seizures came under control. She quickly became pregnant, and nine months later, she delivered a healthy baby boy.

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Family now can give epileptic daughter medical cannabis oil

From cbc.ca

The parents of a 12-year-old girl with severe epilepsy celebrated a quiet victory Friday night as they administered her first dose of medically-prescribed cannabis oil after a hard-fought battle. Morgan Oulton was born with multiple brain abnormalities and suffers from various forms of epilepsy. She also has autism.

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This Startup Is Making Life Safer for Those With Epilepsy

From inc.com

Inc.'s 11th annual 30 Under 30 list features the young founders taking on some of the world's biggest challenges. Here, meet Neutun Labs. Eric Dolan, co-founder of software company Neutun Labs, is clear about the importance of the disease that led him to become an entrepreneur.

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What You Should Know About Epilepsy

From keranews.org

Epilepsy affects about three million people in the U.S. alone. But while people associate seizures with the disorder, a lot of myths persist about epilepsy. Highlights from the interview with Dr. Sadat Shamim, director of inpatient neurology at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas: About epilepsy: "Epilepsy is the fourth…

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Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk

From everydayhealth.com

The widely prescribed drug pregabalin ( Lyrica) may slightly increase the risk for birth defects, a new study suggests. In a small study, researchers found that among women taking Lyrica during the first trimester of pregnancy, 6 percent had infants with major birth defects.

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