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    New Slideshow: A visual guide to epilepsy.
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
    So, do you think this is an informative, accurate slideshow? Anything you would add - or delete? I found this extremely interesting - I didn't think it was possible to have more respect for the posters in this community - but I do!

    Have a great day - and thank you for being here and being such a great support to "regulars" and "newbies"

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    sbncmo responded:
    Hi Haylen,

    Yes, I thought this was generally informative. It was put in simple terms for "newbies", which is good. The only thing I would add would be a link to find out more details about specific types of seizures. That may have been in there & I overlooked it. But I like how the slideshow explained how the brain runs on electrical impulses & those misfires are what result in seizures - a very simple explanation. I'm glad you provided it since so many have questions with their first seizure. This will help.

    dancer86442 responded:
    Hi Haylen,

    Very Informative. But, I did note some 'changes' I would make. I understand they need to keep words sentences to a Minimum, but, some changes are needed for better clarification/understanding.

    Epilepsy Symptoms:
    Delete Trigger! (Trigger is what can start a seizure) I would use the word Involve &/or Include.

    Generalized T/C:
    'following' Change to 'following with' or 'followed by'
    Reword: Convulsions Might last Up to 3 minutes.
    (The way I read it, it sounds like they All last up to 3 minutes.)

    Epi in children: OK the Ketogenic diet is mentioned at the end of the clip, but, shouldn't/couldn't it be included in this clip? I think it Should! Controlled by Medication or Ketogenic Diet.

    EEG's: Change wording to: 'In Most Cases'. (Keep in mind that EEG's do Not always confirm Diagnosis.)

    Brain Scan: Include cysts, scars, lesions and/or other abnormalities.

    Epilepsy Complications: Left untreated may cause brain damage. ie: scar tissue, memory issues, increased seizure activity

    Safety Precautions: Most States? I though All States had Epilepsy Driving Laws.

    That's It. A Very Good Clip for Newbies & Oldies.

    Love Candi
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to dancer86442's response:
    Thanks for your feedback! I just posted on the WebMD Facebook page:

    There are usually lots of interesting comments about particular might want to check it out!

    FYI - Did you see the community announcement up top?

    Message boards will be unavailable starting at 6 p.m. ET this evening until the early hours of Friday morning. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    But we'll be back Friday morning

    dancer86442 replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Yes, I noted the announcement. I waited Patiently, after logging on this morn. I hope the Unanswered 'newbies' did too.

    I am glad the Techs were working on 'quirks' that have been bugging us all. I've been thru this sooo many times. It ain't new to me & very Understandably, needed. I'm Happy they got All that Knowledge. Brains. Wish mine wasn't electrically haywire. So, I could know as much as them. But, we All have our own Lot in Life. Our own set of Skills, to live by.

    HUGS P.S. Do you think they will take my advice on 'corrections'?

    Love Candi

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