What Is Epilepsy?

 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?

A Guide to Auras

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

Lumbar Puncture

A spinal tap/lumbar puncture is performed in your lower back, in the lumbar region. During lumbar puncture, a needle is inserted between two lumbar bones (vertebrae) to remove a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. Information gathered from a lumbar puncture can help diagnose: Serious bacterial, fungal and viral infections, including meningitis, encephalitis and syphilis Bleeding around the… Read More Lumbar Puncture

Neuropsychological Evaluation: What 3 years of seizures did to my brain

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