When I talk to other doctors about epilepsy, I try to offer a few bits of my own experience in diagnosing the condition and caring for patients. I find that my own shortcomings are a good source of "pearls," and examining them reminds me not to fall...
For many individuals, seizures are not randomly distributed in time. They cluster. A woman may go 4 weeks with no seizures and then have three in a 30-hour period. A child may awaken and have dozens of atonic seizures with head drops over 45 minutes...
Whether your epilepsy treatment is a success or a failure often depends on whom you ask. Your doctor may judge it by the numbers: How many seizures do you have if you take so many milligrams of medication? If more milligrams or more medications...
Officials and managers of several national department store chains say that their policy is to welcome service dogs into their stores when they accompany people with epilepsy. "Target does allow animals regardless of what disability they might...
Seizure medicines can affect the way the body handles antibiotics. But the reverse is also true: some antibiotics affect levels of seizure medicines. If you are taking doxycycline (Vibramycin) for anthrax exposure or any other purpose and you also...

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