Summer Fun Series Part 2: Is Playing Sports Safe When You Have Epilepsy?

When you have a seizure disorder like Epilepsy the world can seem like it’s screaming NO at you all the time. All of a sudden you find yourself with restrictions, safety plans, and having to navigate difficulties you never had to consider before. So if you love to play sports you may be wondering if …

What You Need to Know About Roller Coasters and Epilepsy: Summer Fun Series Part 1

It’s summertime and this tends to be the time of year families make the time to let loose and have some fun by planning vacations, visiting amusement parks, playing summer sports, and of course swimming. When you have epilepsy, especially when it isn’t yet controlled, it can cause you to take pause and wonder if …

5 Things You Need To Know About Epilepsy And Pregnancy

When you struggle with epilepsy on a day to day basis the idea of pregnancy bring up some very real worries. For years as a teen and young adult struggling with uncontrolled seizures, I often worried and wondered if having kids was even safe. I knew I wanted kids one day but wasn’t sure it …

The Day I Almost Died

So many people don’t know that those with epilepsy often suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts often come with depression. As an epileptic, I cannot deny this connection as I too have struggled with depression most of my life and my epilepsy played a roll in that struggle. Epilepsy and Depression are like two big …