Posts Tagged ‘epilepsy’

Finding ways beyond the clinic to help patients navigate life with epilepsy

  How much can you explain about epilepsy in a clinic visit? When I meet with a new patient in clinic who has epilepsy, the discussion inevitably focuses on their seizures. What medications have been tried to control the seizures? Did they work? Did they produce side effects? How can we improve on what has already been tried? But of course, anyone who has epilepsy knows that epilepsy is so much more than seizures. Our … Read More

The surgery that changed my life: controlling the seizures

Seventeen-years old, waking up on a Sunday morning wondering who I was, where I was, and how I became that way. That was the first time memory loss had become part of my life. However, it was not the first time I had been overcome by confusion. In fact, that cycle began at age four — on the night I had my first epileptic seizure. Epilepsy is a neurological condition that produces seizures affecting one’s … Read More