Epilepsy

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Why I Do What I Do – How I Found My Purpose In Life

Published in Arianna Huffington's Website Thrive Global Life was grand as a toddler, going on weekend trips with my parents, playing with my friends and listening to grandma as she shared one inspiring story after another about the good old days.  What more could a child ask for than the love and comfort of her family? Surprising life quickly took a turn for the worst and that pathway I was destined to journey became rocky as traumatic obstacles crossed my life path and took me on a different journey. A journey, one no child should have to experience. The Beginning At the age of five, I had contracted a sore throat and an ear infection. My mother had brought me to the doctor’s office that evening and the pediatrician...

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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...

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...