Essential tremor is the most common movement disorder that causes rhythmic shaking. It affects the hands in most cases, but I also can affect the voice, arms, legs, and head. The tremor happens when the person is trying to perform a simple task like buttoning a shirt, putting on makeup or shaving for example. This… Read More What Is Essential Tremor?
Endometriosis is a disorder that causes the tissue found in the uterus to grow outside of the uterus. The tissue is often found on the ovaries, on the intestines, bladder and fallopian tubes. There are many things women and doctors can ignore when talking about their health. Pain with periods is often looked at as… Read More 10 Things You Need To Know About Endometriosis
If you have had epilepsy for a while now, you have most likely heard about a medication called Keppra. Most of the stories and personal experiences are negative. But, there are those who take this medicine successfully with no issues. Here are some important things everyone should know about Keppra: The reason it has many… Read More 4 Things You Should Know About Keppra (levetiracetam)
https://biteable.com/watch/embed/what-is-epilepsy-1946820 What is Epilepsy? on Biteable. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder. When activity in the brain is abnormal it can cause seizures. There are many types of seizures. When you have an EEG the electrical activity in your brain is monitored while having a seizure. This will not only help classify which type you… Read More What Is Epilepsy?
Sometimes it’s the little things that can make or break a day. And as a fellow spoonie, I have picked up some little habits that help to improve or prevent an especially bad day. I’ve picked these tricks up over the years and now I tend to do them without a second thought. If you… Read More 5 Hacks That Make Life With Chronic Illness Better
“You can do anything you put your mind to!” Yes! Let me just tell my brain that I am not sick! While pep talks are appreciated, they can be seriously short-sighted. These are just empty platitudes people say because they want you to feel included, something many people are programmed to do. Inclusivity is a… Read More The Limits of Life With Chronic Illness
You may have heard this term before, it is a pretty broad topic and Aura could mean everything from “psychic phenomenon” to migraine auras. What a lot of people don’t know, what I didn’t know until my diagnosis, is that auras are a symptom of epilepsy. I have temporal lobe epilepsy so that is my… Read More A Guide to Auras
A neuropsychological evaluation is a series of tests that evaluate how a patient is doing in mental and physical aspects of life like: intelligence, executive functions (such as planning, abstraction, conceptualization), attention, memory, language, perception, sensorimotor functions, motivation, mood state and emotion, quality of life, and personality styles – med.unc.edu For me, it was a pretty generalized… Read More Neuropsychological Evaluation: What 3 years of seizures did to my brain
The more we learn and teach ourselves about medical cannabis the faster this shroud of mystery can be lifted in our communities and the faster people who need this can be helped.… Read More Medical Cannabis
I think we all agree that no one wants to hear “sick people should just date sick people”.… Read More OurPrefections