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My Epilepsy Story

01 Mar
1

Collaboration is Key

Collaboration is Key Today is our 3rd Annual International Women With Epilepsy Day!  WOW, this has been an AMAZING journey to get us here!  As I sit here thinking about…

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15 Feb
0

Dr. Margaret Beigel’s Story

Meet Dr. Margaret Beigel, an Ohio State University Neurology Resident   Tell us a bit about yourself. Hey everyone, I am Margaret – a current PGY3 neurology resident at The…

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08 Feb
0

Dr. Marika Antimisiaris’s Story

Meet Marika, an Ohio State Neurology Resident   Tell us a bit about yourself. I moved around a lot growing up – lived in Oregon, California, New Jersey, Hawaii, and…

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Artwork by Betty
18 Jan
0

Meet Betty, An Ohio State Employee Living with Epilepsy

My Epilepsy Story (MES) is partnering with The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center (OSU) to EMPOWER Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy this year.  OSU is contributing to some…

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31 Dec
0

Making Sense of 2020

As I sit here wondering  what to write my heart aches for so many this year all across the world…. The heartache, pain, and loss can be so overwhelming to comprehend….

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26 Oct
0

I See Your Eyes Above Your Mask

I see your eyes above the mask you are wearing each day while you are at work, at the grocery store, on the bus or walking on the street. I…

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09 Jun
0

Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Women with Epilepsy

My Epilepsy Story (MES) was founded based off inequities of research into epilepsy and women’s health, and the consequences of being in an under researched patient population. We see a…

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10 May
0

Pregnancy and Epilepsy

Today on our EMPOWERING Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy video series we hear from Dr. Kimford J. Meador, Dr. Meador is a Neurologist and Professor of Neurology in Palo…

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06 Mar
0

Staying SAFE during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Preparing for the Coronavirus can be stressful so we have compiled a list of things to help you during this time: Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with…

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04 Feb
0

Dr. Sarita Maturu’s Story

I became interested in epilepsy very soon after I started my Neurology residency. The intricacies of the disease, the ability to make a meaningful difference in terms of treatment and quality…

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09 Jan
0

Breastfeeding and Epilepsy

Today on our EMPOWERING Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy video series we hear from Dr. Gholam Motamedi, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Georgetown…

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27 Nov
0

Managing your Medication during Pregnancy

Today on our EMPOWERING Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy video series we hear from Dr. Torbjörn Tomson, Department of Neurology, at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden on: “Managing Your Medication During Pregnancy“ …

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19 Nov
0

Tiffany’s Story

My name is Tiffany.  I’ve lived with epilepsy for over 10 years, having survived a seizure-car crash.  I’d been married for only four months at this time.  After diagnosis, I…

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17 Sep
0

Christina’s Story

When I was in 8th grade I had my first seizure. After not being able to see and then losing all motor skills, my feet were shaking and I was internally yelling…

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31 Jul
0

Meet our MES Ambassadors and Join With Us

  California Ashley Garcia – CA My name is Ashley Garcia. I am a 23 year old student from CA. I was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 13, and have…

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26 Jul
0

MES Ambassador Program

MES Ambassador Program    My Epilepsy Story (MES) is excited to announce we are accepting applications for our Ambassador Program.  This program will have MES Ambassadors from all across the…

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Sheet Pan Fajitas
28 Jun
0

Fresh Fridays! Sheet Pan Supper

Hello friends! Welcome to another edition of Fresh Fridays! Today I’m sharing a recipe that will have a healthy & delicious dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes!…

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Keto Rollups
21 Jun
0

Fresh Fridays! – My Favorite Keto Snack

Happy Friday friends! It’s Jodi, MES Health & Wellness director here. I’ve been traveling for the past 2 weeks & I am sooo ready to get back to my routine!…

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06 Jun
0

Join MES for Epilepsy Education Day at UK Healthcare on June 8th

We are excited to announce that we will be at UK Healthcare for their annual Epilepsy Education Day!  Please join us and hear our Executive Director/Founder Brandy McFadden as the…

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20 Mar
0

Sara’s Story

I was 18-months-old when I had my first seizure.  It was during a very high fever, so considered a febrile seizure, but it was a seizure nonetheless.  My father was…

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Physician Mental Health - My Epilepsy Story
05 Feb
0

Epilepsy & Stress

  Today on our EMPOWERING Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy video series we hear from Dr. Michael Privitera from the Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience…

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07 Jan
0

Epilepsy in Latinx Community

How Social Stigma Affects Quality of Healthcare in Latinx Community Introduction Epilepsy is a historically misunderstood disease. While professionals are more knowledgeable, community and general knowledge is highly lacking. Approximately…

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30 Dec
0

Reflecting on 2018

As I reflect on 2018 the word that comes to mind is Thankful.  I am thankful for wishes… I am thankful for all that we are are accomplishing at My…

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29 Nov
0

Virginia Mei’s Journey

My husband and I recently adopted a precious little girl, Virginia Mei, from China. Virginia Mei’s adoption was a special needs adoption. We chose Virginia Mei knowing she had hydrocephalus- fluid…

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27 Nov
0

The Power of Exercise

My name is Mary, and I have intractable epilepsy. I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 14, and my seizures are complex partial with secondary generalization. My seizures have…

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16 Nov
0

Depression and Epilepsy

Depression and Epilepsy You may not know but depression and epilepsy can go hand in hand, so it is prudent to be aware of any potential triggers, such as loss…

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14 Nov
0

Does every woman living with epilepsy need a primary care doctor?

We are launching a new video series to EMPOWER Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy.  Today we hear from Dr. Richmond Akatue from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee on:…

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07 Nov
0

Educating the Medical Community with a New Video Series

We are launching new videos this month for patients and the medical community.  We wanted to share with you one of our videos that will be used for educating physicians…

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02 Nov
0

CONGRATULATIONS Ladies! We did it!!!

Women living with epilepsy CONGRATULATIONS most of us have been successful…. we have sent the message to our daughters that you keep secrets. We have taught them that it is…

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25 Oct
0

Traveling with Epilepsy

The captain’s voice breaks through my efforts of ignoring my talkative seat mate, who is practically sitting in my lap. “Due to a severe thunderstorm and circling the airport for an…

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03 Oct
0

Help! My Daughter was Diagnosed with Epilepsy….. I Need a Pediatrician

[title text=”Ask An Expert: Dr. Mukundan”] Today Dr. Chetan R. Mukundan will answer a few questions from parents about finding a pediatrician to care for your daughter and her epilepsy….

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01 Aug
0

So You Are College Bound…..Now What?

Graduations have come to an end and the summer is here.   I sit here thinking about attending our “Oldest Daughter, Ire”, from another set of parents, high school graduation at…

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My Epilepsy Story
16 Jul
0

Epilepsy and Fertility

The first article I would like to discuss is about fertility in women with epilepsy. This is a topic I (understandably) get many questions about in my clinic and am…

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09 Jul
0

Know your Seizure Type

Know your seizures! A first time and refresher guide to understanding different seizure types for people with epilepsy. Dr. Michael Kinney MB, MRCP (U.K.) and Dr. Kimford J. Meador MD….

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10 Jun
0

The Strength of a Movement: Her Epilepsy Story

When I initially started my senior project, I knew that I wanted to combine my interests of psychology/science and dance to create a piece. I didn’t have any clue as…

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21 Apr
0

Depression, Anxiety, & Epilepsy……

Depression, Anxiety, and Epilepsy….. How to know if I have Depression or Anxiety?  This is such a great question!  Many people are stressed over things in their lives yet that…

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10 Apr
0

Epilepsy Birth Control Registry

What is safe and effective contraception for women with epilepsy? Background We know that reproductive hormones such as the ones that are in various forms of hormonal contraception can affect…

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20 Mar
0

Death is Hard….Yet We Celebrate a Life Fulfilled

When you hear the news that one of the women that was such a huge influence on your life as a young teenage girl has passed away there is first…

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13 Mar
0

What about the Women and Girls?

The world seems ever changing and yet I feel as though so much still remains the same…Each day new things are being presented to us to explore and experience, but…

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11 Jan
0

An Introduction to Health & Wellness

Hello from MES’s new Health & Wellness Director! It’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about the holidays, although I do hope you all had a happy…

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06 Jan
0

Be BOLD while living with Epilepsy in 2018

It’s New Year’s Eve, the end of 2017, and the time of year when everyone is setting their New Year’s resolutions and goals for 2018.  As I reflect on the…

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14 Dec
0

Beauty is Right in Front of You

As we head into the coldest months of the year we all need a pick me up to make us feel better especially after the hustle and bustle of the…

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01 Dec
0

Holiday Event Planning

At My Epilepsy Story,  we love to share with you what other Women With Epilepsy are doing in their lives while managing their epilepsy.  I want to introduce you to…

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28 Nov
0

Are You Prepared for Your Neurology Appointment?

So, you’ve scheduled an appointment with a new neurologist and you’ve waited weeks (even months) for the appointed time. But….are you prepared for the visit? There’s much more involved than…

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24 Nov
0

Reasons for Giving Thanks in the Midst of Epilepsy

On this Thanksgiving Holiday, as the Education Coordinator for My Epilepsy Story (MES), I want to reflect on the many things that I am truly thankful for this holiday season…

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23 Nov
0

A Partnership is Blooming

At My Epilepsy Story, we are partnering with different companies to help “Bridge the Gap“ for women and girls living with epilepsy. In forming partnerships, this allows us to serve women…

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21 Nov
0

Epilepsy Safety with your Newborn Baby

Your new baby has arrived and you are excited, tired, sleep deprived and on emotional roller coaster.  The joy of having that precious baby in your arms brings a full…

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16 Nov
0

Women with Disabilities Must Tackle More Hurdles than Men in the Workplace

Women with Disabilities Must Tackle More Hurdles than Men in the Workplace November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and organizations around the country – like My Epilepsy Story – are spreading…

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17 May
0

The Future Belongs to You

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt   As we begin the graduation season, I am reflecting on what these young graduates…

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07 May
0

“It always seems impossible…..”

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”  ~Nelson Mandela As I begin to think about Mother’s Day, I am reminded of all the wonderful women that have been brought into…

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12 Mar
0

Mosaic

A mosaic is something that resembles a picture or decoration that is made up of diverse elements. These broken pieces are what makes a mosaic beautiful.   In our brokenness of…

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25 Jan
0

Ashley’s Story

My epilepsy story began when I was 3 years old. I came down with a severe case of Roseola and had a really high fever. One morning my mom came…

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Harper-Story
11 Jan
0

I Have Lost……..

These past few days have been just overwhelmingly hard for our family. We have had to process the death of a beautiful little girl named Harper Howard and the daughter…

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05 Dec
0

Meg’s Story

It was March of my freshman year of high school. My childhood dream had come true, and I was just finishing my first season on the high school basketball team….

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17 Nov
0

Choosing the Right Health Insurance Plan

Choosing the right health insurance plan from the exchange Gone are the days of worrying about not having your pre-existing condition covered by your new insurance company. New considerations have…

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