The latest news, views and opinions from Epilepsy Society.
In 1992, Franziska Thomas had her first seizure and it changed her life - literally. Franziska decided to write 'Fits and Starts' to describe her life as a mother and a teacher living with epilepsy.
Dr Hugh Selsick talks about insomnia in people with epilepsy, and how a type of therapy, CBT-i, can be used to combat sleeping problems.
Dr Simona Balestrini, the Muir Maxwell Trust Research Fellow at Epilepsy Society, has embarked on a three year project using a pioneering technique to look at the activity of the brain in people with epilepsy. Here she explains what she hopes to achieve using TMS with EEG.
Esther Bailey has been determined to pursue a career in music, even though her VNS (vagal nerve stimulation) to control her seizures, affects her voice and means that she can only sing for 10 minutes at a time.
Mel talks about her experience from being first diagnosed with epilepsy, to becoming pregnant and seeking treatment and support from Epilepsy Society at our Sir William Gowers medical centre.
Sharon Ross is trying the ketogenic diet in an attempt to control her seizures. In her final blog she tells us whether or not she will continue with it.
Paige, our Marketing and Communications Executive, takes a look back at 2018 so far and reflects on some of our great achievements.
Andrew Jackson writes about his journey towards receiving his Taekwondo Kukkiwon certificate at the world Taekwondo headquarters in Korea, and how breaking boards in Taekwondo is far easier than breaking stigma around epilepsy.
In Volunteers' Week 2018, Emma, our Volunteer Officer, talks about volunteering for Epilepsy Society and the difference you can make at our Chalfont Centre.
Here Lydia Mitchell talks about why she and 19 others are taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge for Epilepsy Society in memory of Patrick, who passed away from a seizure at age 16.