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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 […]

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 […]

At My Epilepsy Story, we are partnering with different companies to help “Bridge the Gap“ for women and girls living with epilepsy. In forming partnerships, this allows us to serve women and girls diagnosed with epilepsy without seeking funding from them, the patient.  It allows the patient and their families to come to us and just […]

Your new baby has arrived and you are excited, tired, sleep deprived and on emotional roller coaster.  The joy of having that precious baby in your arms brings a full range of emotions.  You think to yourself… “I made it and my baby is here safe and sound.”, “I just need some sleep.”, ” Am […]

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 always seems impossible until it’s done.”  ~Nelson Mandela As I begin to think about Mother’s Day, I am reminded of all the wonderful women that have been brought into my life over the past few years.  The women that I am reflecting on are women that live with epilepsy on a daily basis. We […]

A mosaic is something that resembles a picture or decoration that is made up of diverse elements. These broken pieces are what makes a mosaic beautiful.   In our brokenness of living with epilepsy we have shattered dreams. These shattered dreams might be of a child impacted by seizures, infertility from epilepsy, loss of a wife […]

My epilepsy story began when I was 3 years old. I came down with a severe case of Roseola and had a really high fever. One morning my mom came into my room and found me having a seizure. No one knows exactly how long the seizure lasted, but if a seizure lasts for a […]