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How I Got My Seizure Under Control

How I Got My Epilepsy Under Control

[embed]https://youtu.be/8FKH66fygkk[/embed] What Is the Difference Between Epilepsy & Seizures Epilepsy is a disorder characterized by recurring seizures (also known as “seizure disorder”) A seizure is a brief, temporary disturbance in the electrical activity of the brain Who Has Epilepsy? About 2.3 million Americans have epilepsy Roughly 181,000 new cases of seizures and epilepsy occur each year 50% of people with epilepsy develop seizures by the age of 25; however, anyone can get epilepsy at any time Now there are as many people with epilepsy who are 60 or older as children aged 10 or younger Groups at Increased Risk for Epilepsy About 1% of the general population develops epilepsy The risk is higher in people with certain medical conditions: Traumatic Brain Injury Stroke Alzheimer’s disease Autism Brain Tumors or blood vessel abnormalities What...

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Epilepsy Awareness: Medical marijuana helps local boy’s seizures

Linda and Chris Lloyd were at their wits’ end. Their 7-year-old son, Henry, who’d been having seizures since he was 2, had been on 13 different pharmaceutical drugs and homeopathic medicines to alleviate the symptoms of his severe epilepsy. The Pawcatuck couple had done all sorts of research about medical marijuana and had even thought about moving to a state where it was already legal to administer it to a child. So when it became legal in Connecticut on Oct. 1, the two started the process of getting a physician’s approvals and finding a dispensary from which to obtain the product for Henry. Henry was the first child in Connecticut to be approved for medical marijuana. “Some people have had difficulties finding two physicians who sign off on...

epilepsy youre not alone

Epilepsy Isn’t Going To Stop Me

PUBLISHED IN THE HUFFINGTON POST Born in New York and raised in Matawan, New Jersey, I had spent my early years trying to cope with my epilepsy disorder. At the age of five, my parents heard a funny noise from the other room, they went to check to make sure everything was all right just as any parent would do and found me in a grand mal seizure.  My lips were turning blue, my eyes rolled back and my entire body was shaking.  Stunned, full of fright and devastation they rushed to call emergency (911) and had rushed me to the nearest hospital for medical attention.  The doctors diagnosed me with (encephalitis) a virus that had traveled to my brain causing me to go into a coma...