Epilepsy: Antiseizure Medications & Birth ControlUpdated 6 December 2022 under Health Guides.
Can I take birth control if I have epilepsy? Yes, women with epilepsy can safely use birth control to prevent pregnancy; however, some antiseizure medications and methods of hormonal birth […]Read more »
Epilepsy: Mental HealthUpdated 5 October 2022 under Health Guides.
Emotional wellness is important for everyone. It involves being aware of emotional and behavioral changes while still finding ways to enjoy life despite these changes. Mood disorders, like depression and […]Read more »
Epilepsy: Coping with a New DiagnosisUpdated 4 October 2022 under Health Guides.
Learning how to cope with a new epilepsy diagnosis is just as important as treating it. It may affect your daily life to some degree and being aware of its […]Read more »
Epilepsy: Caring for an Infant and BreastfeedingUpdated 26 October 2022 under Health Guides.
Congratulations on welcoming a new bundle of joy into your life! Bringing home a new baby is a special and exciting time. However, it can sometimes be chaotic and/or stressful. […]Read more »
Epilepsy: Transition of Care from Pediatric to Adult HealthcareUpdated 19 October 2022 under Health Guides.
Growing up, your parent(s) or legal guardian likely helped you with your health care – they added you on their insurance, called for appointments, filled out forms, and kept track […]Read more »
Epilepsy: SleepUpdated 11 October 2022 under Health Guides.
Being a teen can sometimes be a lot to manage between school, work, homework, sports, other activities, and having a social life, it’s a lot to balance. It is easy […]Read more »
Epilepsy: Smart Phone Applications and Medical Identification DevicesUpdated 26 October 2022 under Health Guides.
Seizures are unpredictable and differ from person to person. Clear descriptions and/or recordings of seizures are extremely useful for you and your provider during epilepsy diagnosis, treatment, and management. Monitoring […]Read more »
Epilepsy: Menstrual DisordersUpdated 26 October 2022 under Health Guides.
The menstrual cycle can lead to changes in seizure frequency in some people with epilepsy. What causes increased seizures in people born with female reproductive organs? During the menstrual cycle, […]Read more »
Epilepsy: Common Epilepsy MedicationsUpdated 11 October 2022 under Health Guides.
If you have experienced two or more unprovoked seizures or your EEG (electroencephalogram) shows an increased risk for seizures, then you may be started on antiseizure medications. There are many […]Read more »
Epilepsy: Talking to Others about EpilepsyUpdated 30 September 2022 under Health Guides.
Sometimes talking about epilepsy can be difficult – it’s normal to feel nervous. You may be concerned that others will treat you differently or there may be fear and misunderstanding […]Read more »