Category: "Women and Epilepsy"

New author working to end stigma surrounding epilepsy

New author working to end stigma surrounding epilepsy

Sara Staggs is in Cleveland this weekend, participating in Cleveland Clinic’s Lifestyle Intervention For Epilepsy symposium “I’m doing so much better. The brain surgery that I had at the Cleveland Clinic was a laser ablation,” Staggs said. “It’s a relatively new surgery where they can just, instead of opening up your skull, taking out a […]

Levetiracetam Shows Efficacy as First-Line Treatment for Women With Epilepsy

Levetiracetam Shows Efficacy as First-Line Treatment for Women With Epilepsy

Among girls and women of reproductive age with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, levetiracetam is more effective than lamotrigine as an initial monotherapy. Levetiracetam may be an alternative initial monotherapy for girls and women of reproductive age with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME), but not for those with idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE), according to study findings published in […]

Exposure to Anti-Seizure Medications Does Not Appear to Harm Neurologic Development in Young Children

Exposure to Anti-Seizure Medications Does Not Appear to Harm Neurologic Development in Young Children

Published: September 28, 2023 Most mothers who took prescription anti-seizure medications during pregnancy can breathe a sigh of relief: Young children who were exposed to commonly prescribed medications in utero do not have worse neurodevelopmental outcomes than those of healthy women (Lancet Neurol 2023;22[8]:712-722). Commonly used anti-seizure medications, such as lamotrigine and levetiracetam, are generally considered […]

Galloway police assumed this woman had taken drugs. Instead, she was having an epileptic seizure.

Galloway police assumed this woman had taken drugs. Instead, she was having an epileptic seizure.

Corynne McKenney-Collier’s lawyer Stanley King filed a tort notice last week of intentions to file a lawsuit alleging “unnecessary and excessive force” by Galloway police.   Shortly after leaving home for work about 7 a.m., Corynne McKenney-Collier’s vehicle swerved on a South Jersey road, striking a tree. After having an epileptic seizure, she has little […]

Kendal man to walk entire length of Hadrian’s Wall in memory of partner who died from epilepsy

Kendal man to walk entire length of Hadrian’s Wall in memory of partner who died from epilepsy

A Kendal man is walking the entire length of Hadrian’s Wall in memory of his partner who died from epilepsy. Ewan Duff is walking 84 miles without stopping to raise money for SUDEP, Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, Action. His partner Rachel Morgan died despite having no formal diagnosis for epilepsy. In January had a […]

Epilepsy And The 10 Most Frequent Fears In Women

Epilepsy And The 10 Most Frequent Fears In Women

Even when it comes to epilepsy there are differences between male and female, they reside in the brain and are already formed during pregnancy. Anti-seizure drugs, especially in women, can modify the hormonal balance. Male and female brains are also different when it comes to epilepsy. And these differences are already formed during a pregnancy: […]

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