Category: "Women and Epilepsy"

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

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Taken during pregnancy, Topiramate, an antiepileptic drug, increases the risk of autism in children, warns the ANSM

Taken during pregnancy, Topiramate, an antiepileptic drug, increases the risk of autism in children, warns the ANSM

The risk of autistic disorders in children is increased more than two and a half times when Topiramate is consumed during pregnancy. This drug, used to treat epilepsy, also more than triples the risk of intellectual disability, a study has found. Topiramate, used to treat epilepsy or migraine, causes neurodevelopmental disorders in children exposed to […]

‘Having the seizures gave me this extra push’ – Woman diagnosed with epilepsy in her 30s shares how it’s changed her life for the better

‘Having the seizures gave me this extra push’ – Woman diagnosed with epilepsy in her 30s shares how it’s changed her life for the better

‘I think having epilepsy was that push for me to say “live your life,”’ says 35-year-old Grace Upcraft, who was diagnosed with the condition in 2020. Grace is sharing her positive story for National Epilepsy Week, in the hope that it will help reassure others experiencing seizures or going through a diagnosis. The mum-of-one, from […]

How To Help A Pregnant Woman Who’s Having A Seizure

How To Help A Pregnant Woman Who’s Having A Seizure

If you witness a pregnant woman having a seizure, the first step is to call 911. Afterwards, do the following until help arrives. Epilepsy is a chronic brain disorder that affects millions of people around the world. The condition is characterized by seizures and can also cause muscle spasms, loss of consciousness, and confusion. Seizures occur when […]

Pregnant Women With Epilepsy More Likely to Have Medication Altered Following Seizure

Pregnant Women With Epilepsy More Likely to Have Medication Altered Following Seizure

Changes to antiepileptic drug dosing were more frequent among pregnant women than nonpregnant women with epilepsy, according to study findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine. PHOTO: While there were no significant differences in seizure frequency between pregnant and nonpregnant women with epilepsy, medication doses were more frequently increased for pregnant women. This was […]

FINDING LINKS PERIODS AND SOME DRUG-RESISTANT EPILEPSY

FINDING LINKS PERIODS AND SOME DRUG-RESISTANT EPILEPSY

New research links more frequent seizures during the menstrual cycle of women with genetic generalized epilepsy with drug-resistant epilepsy, in which anti-seizure medications don’t work. The finding may help lead to tailored treatments. Women with a form of genetic generalized epilepsy called catamenial epilepsy—when seizure frequency increases during their menstrual cycle—were nearly four times more […]

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