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Dating with Epilepsy
A question I get asked a lot is “When do I tell someone I’m dating that I have epilepsy?” and my answer to this question is “Whenever you feel it’s right!” There are pros and…
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Epilepsy and Anxiety
I had my first anxiety attack when I was 16, shortly after I had my first tonic clonic seizure. From there, I’ve experienced daily anxiety around everyday life and living with epilepsy. Many people have…
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The Calm App – The Best Money I Spent in the Past Year!
Lack of sleep is one of my biggest triggers for seizures and one of the most common triggers for a lot of people living with epilepsy.  For many years, I suffered with insomnia brought upon…
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Pill Organizers – They Don’t Have to Be Boring!
For approximately 70% of people living with epilepsy, they control their seizures through a variety of medications.  Missed doses of medication are a very common seizure trigger. When you take medication every day, sometimes it’s…
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Books for Dealing with Stress
The BC Epilepsy Society recently launched a book club where we are reading the book Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. I read this book right after I was diagnosed with epilepsy and it had a…
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Sleep and Epilepsy
Did you know that doctors and scientists have long observed a relationship between sleep and epileptic seizures? In fact, Aristotle observed this connection in antiquity, with doctors in the late 19th century recognizing that most…
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