According to the CDC epilepsy affects close to 2 million people in the United States and approximately 10% of all Americans will experience a seizure sometime during their life.
To learn more about epilepsy join the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), the South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy (SAFE) and the South Carolina Stingrays for Epilepsy Awareness Night. . . . → Read More: Hockey Heroes for Epilepsy -Awareness Night at the Stingrays
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I am a 55 year old woman who had grand mal and complex partial seizures from when I was 24 until four years ago, when I had a left temporal lobectomy at MUSC. More than once after surgery I went through several tests with the neurologists at MUSC. I tried very . . . → Read More: Epilepsy Patient Shares Her Philosophy Following Treatment
Epilepsy surgery means a surgical procedure to eliminate or reduce your seizures. Surgery is only considered if you have refractory epilepsy, meaning you still have seizures despite the correct medications in the correct dosages. Before your doctor determines that you do not respond to medication, multiple medications will often be tried first, up to 3 or . . . → Read More: Is Epilepsy Surgery Right For Me?
When people with epilepsy are asked to name their main concerns about living with seizures, the most common response is “loss of driving privileges.” After all, many people need to drive in order to run errands, get to work, school, and doctor’s appointments. Whether or not a person with epilepsy can drive in South Carolina is . . . → Read More: FAQs on Epilepsy and Driving in South Carolina