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Preconception Counseling for Epileptic Women

By Stacey Chillemi and Blanca Vazquez If you have epilepsy and you are planning to have a baby, make an appointment to see your neurologist or epileptologist (a physician who specializes in the treatment of epilepsy) for preconception...

Guidelines for Pregnant Women with Epilepsy

By Stacey Chillemi and Blanca Vazquez Epilepsy may cause extra anxiety when you are considering pregnancy. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby: Take the vitamin su...

Epilepsy and Preconception Issues to Discuss

By Stacey Chillemi and Blanca Vazquez The following topics should be discussed during preconception counseling: Weight: The time to reach your appropriate weight is before you decide to have a baby. Obesity may put your pregna...

Risks of Pregnancy for Women with Epilepsy

By Stacey Chillemi and Blanca Vazquez Many women with epilepsy are worried about possible risks in becoming pregnant. Women with epilepsy who become pregnant do have a higher risk for complications than women who do not have epilepsy.

Preconception Counseling for Epileptic Women

By Stacey Chillemi and Blanca Vazquez If you have epilepsy and you are planning to have a baby, make an appointment to see your neurologist or epileptologist (a physician who specializes in the treatment of epilepsy) for preconception...

Read Across America About Huskies, Epilepsy & Rescue With FiveSibesMom Books!

 Today is the National Education Association (NEA) Read Across America Day - also known as Dr. Seuss Day (as it's his birthday)! As a professional writer and author, naturally I L-O-V-E books! So, today, the FiveSibes and I are highlighting my c...
by FiveSibes on Mar 2, 2016

Epilepsy and Energy Drinks – Think Before You Drink!

It feels good and it tastes good, it’s easy to drink and it gives you that extra jolt of energy. But is it really worth it? Think the death of 18-year-old Irish athlete, Ross Cooney, who died within... Learn, support and connect with people who ha...
by EPILEPSY YOU'RE NOT ALONE on Feb 10, 2016

Epilepsy and Energy Drinks – Think Before You Drink!

  It feels good and it tastes good, it’s easy to drink and it gives you that extra jolt of energy. But is it really worth it?   Think the death of 18-year-old Irish athlete, Ross Cooney, who died within hours after playing a basket...

International #EpilepsyDay: #LiveGibStrong

Today is International Epilepsy Day. A joint initiative by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), Epilepsy Day is a global event takes place on the second Monday of February each year to hi...
by FiveSibes on Feb 8, 2016

Clinical trials treat epilepsy patients in WNY with medical marijuana

By Ellen GoldbaumFor patients with severe forms of epilepsy that don’t respond to other medications, hopes are high for marijuana as a treatment. But clinical data showing how well the drug works —... Learn, support and connect with people who h...
by EPILEPSY YOU'RE NOT ALONE on Jan 21, 2016

Canine Epilepsy: Blog the Change for Animals on a Flashback Friday!

--> #LiveGibStrong * #LiveGibStrongForeverToday is Blog the Change for Animals and Flashback Friday and I’m talking about the upcoming Purple Day® for Epilepsy. In just 70 days, it will be March 26 - Purple Day! My Flashback is this photo...
by FiveSibes on Jan 16, 2016

Epilepsy and marijuana: could cannabidiol reduce seizures?

In a year-long study conducted by epilepsy specialists at the New York University Langone Medical Center, results have suggested that a derivative of medical marijuana effectively reduces seizure... Learn, support and connect with people who have ep...
by EPILEPSY YOU'RE NOT ALONE on Jan 10, 2016

*More Prayers for Gibson* ~ An Update

Gibson's first Christmas 2015 season photo with Clarice.The past few days has been such a rollercoaster of emotions. Gibson made it through the night at the ER, just barely, and was transferred to our vet hospital in the morning, where they had him o...
by FiveSibes on Dec 15, 2015

Early Thoughts on Insanity

The more settled eastern states generated most of the research and theory concerning insanity in the 1800s. Most asylum superintendents were both born and educated in the east, and the region produced and trained most asylum superintendents for many...

Our Epi All Star - Gibson - Inspiration for #LiveGibStrong - Final EpiTips & A GIVEAWAY!

To round up November's (Canine) Epilepsy Awareness Month, I'd like to highlight my very special and amazing boy, Gibson. He is the continued inspiration and namesake of my #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign, where we help share informatio...
by FiveSibes on Dec 1, 2015

Our Epi All Star - Gibson - Inspiration for #LiveGibStrong - Final EpiTips & a GIVEAWAY!

To round up November's (Canine) Epilepsy Awareness Month, I'd like to highlight my very special and amazing boy, Gibson. He is my continued inspiration and the namesake behind our #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign where we help share inf...
by FiveSibes on Dec 1, 2015

Epilepsy: The Little Things We Take for Granted

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Thanksgiving Wishes to All, Feeling Grateful, and #LiveGibStrong Epi-Tips

We're "Not-Quite-Wordless" Wednesday here today. I want to take this opportunity, on the Eve of Thanksgiving, a day of gratitude, to thank you all again for your kind words, prayers, and support as my family grieves the loss of my amazing Mom, the Fi...
by FiveSibes on Nov 25, 2015

Epilepsy: The Little Things We Take for Granted

At eighteen, I was issued a license that right of passage so important for a young person striving for independence and autonomy. I was even more excited to get my license since I always felt... Learn, support and connect with people who have epilep...
by EPILEPSY YOU'RE NOT ALONE on Nov 23, 2015

Our #LiveGibStrong Daily November Epi-Tip #15 ~and~ A Note to My Readers

 * * * * *Dear Friends and Readers: As many of you know already, my mother has been not been well. As of this week, she has declined greatly. I will be on here on a limited basis to continue to post the month's worth of Canine Epilepsy Epi...
by FiveSibes on Nov 15, 2015


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