Depakote Don’t

Let's start with what Depakote is Depakote is an AED (antiepileptic drug) that is used to control seizures. It can also be used to treat myoclonus. Myoclonus is the uncontrollable jerking of your muscles. In my case, I have both conditions. My neurologist and I decided it would be best to stop Vimpat (I will…

Would you wear these stylish seizure detecting devices?

Wearing these devices can save lives! And as someone who has absence seizures frequently, I would like to have some peace of mind when I am on my own. I wear just a normal medical ID bracelet with my condition and allergy stamped on it along with a medical ID app that goes into more…

Endometriosis and How I Fixed It

The Pain Ever since I was 11 years old, I suffered from endometriosis. That is up until a month before my 25th birthday. After having an endometrial cyst leak for two months I had had enough. I broke down on my gynecologist's table after he said, cysts are normal and it will go away. But…

It’s OK To Not Want Children

An explanation There are many people in this world who don't want to be parents, myself included. I have always known that about myself, and I have never wavered in that. Growing up I never played with baby dolls or pretended that my Barbie and Ken dolls were getting married and having a baby. Instead,…

What Time Travel Feels Like (Epileptic Absence Seizures at a Glance)

And How to Prepare for It Imagine you've been sitting in a lecture that is dragging, you can't wait for it to be over. A wave of nausea hits you as the room suddenly spins when you look up to see everyone leaving, you can still hear the professor's voice loudly bouncing around the room,…