Category Archives: From The Experts

Graduations have come to an end and the summer is here.   I sit here thinking about attending our “Oldest Daughter, Ire”, from another set of parents, high school graduation at the end of May.  As we sat watching her graduate from Franklin High School it reminded me of how quickly the school years go by […]

The FDA approval of EPIDIOLEX will soon bring to market the first plant based drug derived from the cannabis plant in the U.S.  Studies in the U.S. of Epidiolex (a plant based cannabidiol or “CBD” formulation) have been ongoing for a number of years. Data from these studies has helped to provide evidence that led […]

The first article I would like to discuss is about fertility in women with epilepsy. This is a topic I (understandably) get many questions about in my clinic and am happy to have a study to refer to now. There are so many stigmas associated with women with epilepsy and their ability to conceive. Up […]

Know your seizures! A first time and refresher guide to understanding different seizure types for people with epilepsy. Dr. Michael Kinney MB, MRCP (U.K.) and Dr. Kimford J. Meador MD.     Introduction In every area of medicine it’s important that the words used between the doctor or health care professional and the person with […]

In life, there are few people that are true world changers. I believe that the medical community has the opportunity to be full of world changers if they stop, pause, and remember the reason they chose the medical field as their career.  A few chose this field because they wanted to make money however, I […]

What is safe and effective contraception for women with epilepsy? Background We know that reproductive hormones such as the ones that are in various forms of hormonal contraception can affect the excitability of nerve cells in the brain and thereby potentially make it easier or harder to have a seizure.  In a survey of 1,144 […]

  Most women with epilepsy take antiepileptic drugs for a substantial portion of their life. This chronic therapy creates an opportunity for pharmacists to play a significant role in the care of women with epilepsy. For this reason and the fact that pharmacists remain one of the most accessible and trusted healthcare professionals, this brief […]

So, you’ve scheduled an appointment with a new neurologist and you’ve waited weeks (even months) for the appointed time. But….are you prepared for the visit? There’s much more involved than knowing where and when. The medical staff wants to be part of your healthcare team and appreciates if you are an active participant in the […]

Women with Disabilities Must Tackle More Hurdles than Men in the Workplace November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and organizations around the country – like My Epilepsy Story – are spreading the word to help girls, women and families get the resources and tools they need to advocates for themselves, and for a better future. As […]

It is that time of year again… Epilepsy Awareness Month!  November is the month where many organizations promote Epilepsy Awareness.  Here at My Epilepsy Story (MES),  we are joining with other epilepsy organization to promote this important awareness.  1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime and HALF of these people are FEMALES! […]