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3. Jan, 2018

Most people with a new diagnosis of epilepsy will remain seizure free with their first or second antiepileptic drug, but there’s still a need for better treatments, according to a new report.

Researchers studied nearly 1,800 patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow, Scotland, tracking them from 1982 to 2014.

The Epilepsy drugs only suppress the seizures don't cure them.

Why is there not a cure for Epilepsy in the 21st century. 

The Epilepsy Charities need to and should be promoting media attention and focus to Epilepsy. 

Why don't they do this? Yes they give support and information, but that's not enough. Epilepsy is thousands of years old. 

Watched an interesting Documentary over festive season. 

Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom or sometimes the New Empire Period. He has, since the discovery of his intact tomb, been referred to colloquially as King Tut.

He was thought to have Frontal Lobe Epilepsy along with other Ancestors.....Amazing what today's technology can do and recognise on years gone by. So, why is it o difficult to get any definitive credence and cure for Neurological conditions in this 31st century. 

There needs to be a 'big leap of faith' that a Cure can be found soon for this Neurological condition. It's simply not good enough anymore the complacency from some others. The stigma and Ignorance that's not moved on way it should. Having an invisible illness doesn't mean it's not there.  Education is the key for others to recognise and uderstand that Epilepsy is more than just a seizure.

Julie x

3. Jan, 2018