Tag Archives: Epilepsy Awareness Month

Why ME???  I know it just isn’t fair!  You were just like all the other girls just last week… Then it happened… You had a seizure and now your life is completely different.  Your parents are always checking on you and won’t give you any space. You don’t want anyone to know you have epilepsy.  You […]

  Background – Why? In the early 2000’s, results from several antiepileptic drug (AED) pregnancy registries revealed that valproate the highest risks of AEDs for congenital malformations. In addition around the same time, researchers from the NIH NEAD study examined the short and long-term outcomes in babies exposed to four different AEDs during pregnancy.  From […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

When I initially started my senior project, I knew that I wanted to combine my interests of psychology/science and dance to create a piece. I didn’t have any clue as to what that piece would consist of. I was interested in a procedure we had studied a while ago in AP Psych, the corpus callosotomy, […]

Seizure freedom is never promised…. As I wrap my brain around the fact that I have just had my first seizure in years, the emotions are overwhelming.  First, the utter fear that has consumed me is almost too much to bear.  The fear of if another seizure will come or what people will think of […]

As we head into the coldest months of the year we all need a pick me up to make us feel better especially after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  Women face self-esteem issues and women with epilepsy are not excluded from these feelings.  We are all trying to make ourselves fit this […]

At My Epilepsy Story,  we love to share with you what other Women With Epilepsy are doing in their lives while managing their epilepsy.  I want to introduce you to Ashley Gelfound and let you see what wonderful things she is doing with her life.  Thank you Ashley for sharing your talents with us!   […]

  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 […]