epileptic medication

me: I have [insert condition]. It’s actually chronic, so I’ve had it for a very long time. 

heathy person: You can fight through it and defeat it! Have you tried dieting and yoga?! 

my chronic condition: *cackles* *proceeds to flare up*

Giving marijuana another try

Okay, so I had a pot brownie just before bed the other day, because I guess CBD oil doesn’t really do its thing unless there’s a little THC with it?  And I don’t want to get high, I really don’t.  I like being fully in control of myself.  So the only way that works is if I’m only high at night.

Good lord I slept so well. Usually I have seizures during the night, but I don’t think I did then because I felt like I’d had a good night’s sleep.  I felt so good!

My body didn’t hurt.  My mind felt clear.  I was muzzy when I woke up, but once I got to work I was all awake and ready to face the day- and that’s rare for me.  I didn’t even sleep during my break!

So I think this is worth a longer experiment. (I will be so annoyed if my dad was right, I really will.)

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I put some new stuff up on m Society6 that might be of interest to some people =)

Often in the morning I need a little hint about my meds, since my alarm is all too easy to ignore. However I do always make a bee-line for my morning tea! So I thought a reminder on a mug would be useful, from there I created other useful items and some patterns to show your pride =)

Items can be bought on my Society6 here available in a wide range of other products =) 

Direct link to Mug

Direct link to Pouch

Direct link to Backpack

Alright so y’all must’ve heard that the Incredibles 2 features some intense strobe lights effects that can be harmful to ppl with epilepsy

Here’s some tips I’ve learned from having a disabled epileptic brother that might be good in case you find yourselves with someone having a seizure:

  • STAY CALM. Seriously. Freaking out WILL make things worse. My brother panics when he sees too many people around him, for example. And they need air and space.
  • DON’T HOLD THEM DOWN. They won’t hurt themselves. That’s a myth. Do gently turn them on their side, to keep their airways clear in case they throw up, and place something under their head, like a jacket, to make sure they don’t hit their head.
  • FOR JESUS CHRIST’S SAKE DO NOT HOLD THEIR MOUTH OPEN OR PUT ANYTHING IN A PERSON’S MOUTH’??? THEY WONT BITE THEIR TONGUE OF OR SWALLOW IT THAT ISNT A THING THAT HAPPENS BITCH WHAT. 
  • Seriously you might be obstructing their breathing/hurting their jaw and mouth by forcing their mouths open DON’T DO THAT
  • Cover them with a jacket or something. It’s normal for sphincters to losen up during seizures and accidents may happen. It’s nice to have their back in case it happens.
  • Usually you can wait til the person regains consciousness before asking them/their handler if they need to call an ambulance, because the US is broken. Here it’s free but still it isn’t always necessary. Some epileptics here carry around cards that explain what to do in the event of seizures in public, so check for their wallet.
  • A seizure usually lasts around 5 minutes, more than that can actually be a big problem and in that case you should call for help.
  • Again. Chill. I know it’s ugly and scary seeing someone you love down with seizures but they will thank you immensely that you kept your head cool and helped them stay safe. Many epileptics are medicated to avoid these situations so it’s not likely that you’ll have to see them through a fit, but it’s always good to know about it.
  • (take my advice with a grain of salt. my brother was only very recently diagnosed and I have only seen him have fits a handful of times because he’s medicated. The best help you can give him is to warn him and control what he watches or eats and give him his medication on time, so, prevention is always a nice thing to keep in mind).

okaadaak-archive  asked:

is it possible that rage syndrome is just a breed's reluctance to be trained with aversives? like with horses, arabs can become pushy and aggressive when they get punished or smthn unpleasant happens. i guess i'd just like to know what you think. ty!

No.

Rage syndrome, Sudden Rage Syndrome, Sudden Onset Aggression, Avalanche of Rage Syndrome or Spaniel Rage Syndrome, whatever name you know it by, is not a training issue.

Affected dogs will become suddenly aggressive at potentially any nearby available target, and then have no apparent memory of this after the event. They are not able to learn from these events.

This behavior dos not appear to be a response to anything, either. There is no apparent trigger. Dogs can switch from being happy cuddle buddies one second to attacking anything they can get their jaws around the next, and then switch back to normal. There’s no ‘guilt’ or appeasement response to suggest that they know something happened either.

And the aggression is not particularly targeted either. If the aggression was a response to aversive training methods then you would expect the aggression to be directed towards the aversive thing. It is not the case with rage syndrome. Dogs will attack potentially anything and anything within reach. Owners. Strangers. Companion animals. Chair legs.

And then carry on like nothing happened.

Rage syndrome is not a training issue, though it is often mistaken for one. It’s actually a neurological issue, and increasing evidence suggests that it might be an epileptic-type disorder more than anything else. It often (but not always) is reduced by anti-epileptic medication.

This means you can no more train an affected dog to stop exhibiting these sudden bouts of aggression any more than you could train an epileptic to not have seizures.

I would like to point out that Rage Syndrome is very rare and difficult to study, but it is a neurological/medical issue and not a training one. It would be inaccurate and unfair to blame owners for somehow making their dogs this way, and it should not be compared to schizophrenia either.

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Serial killer Dennis Nilsen (often refered to as “The British Jeffrey Dahmer” even though his killings were discovered years before Jeff’s), once brought an epileptic man who collapsed near where he lived into his home, the man explained to Dennis it was his epileptic medication and he couldn’t walk properly, Dennis helped the man into his house and phoned an ambulance, the man was taken to hospital, the next day the man returned to Dennis’ home to thank him, he was invited in where Dennis strangled him and then stuffed his body in a cupboard, after running out of room for bodies under his floorboards. 

‘’I don’t like Mondays. This will liven up the day.’’

Shooting

On the morning of Monday, January 29, 1979, 16-year-old Brenda Spencer had told her father that she wasn’t feeling well and he let her stay home that day. After he left for work, Brenda took her .22 caliber rifle and began shooting from her window at children who were waiting outside Cleveland Elementary School for principal Burton Wragg to open the gates. Brenda injured eight children, including an officer, and killed Principle Burton Wragg and the custodian, Michael Suchar, who were trying to protect the children.

After firing thirty rounds of ammunition, Brenda barricaded herself inside her home for nearly seven hours. While there, a journalist phoned her up and inquired Brenda’s reason for the shooting to which she replied, “I don’t like Mondays. This will liven up the day.’’ Brenda threatened police negotiators that she would ‘’come out shooting.’’ Ultimately, she stepped outside of her home, calmly put her weapon down, and surrendered. When police officers searched her home, they found empty bottles of beer and whisky scattered on the ground.

Conviction

Brenda was tried as an adult, and pled guilty to two counts of murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Due to Brenda’s age, she could not receive the death penalty so was instead sentenced to 25 years to life. In prison, Brenda was diagnosed as an epileptic; she has received medication to treat epilepsy and depression while at the California Institution for Women in Chino, California.

In 2009, the parole board ruled Brenda would be denied parole, and would not be considered for the next 10 years. She will become eligible to have a Board of Parole Hearing in 2019.

tlbodine  asked:

I've heard rumor that certain breeds of dog (springer spaniels especially) are prone to some sort of "sudden rage" syndrome that I've also heard described as canine schizophrenia. Basically, the rumor goes that these dogs "just snap" and become vicious, then go back to being totally normal again a few minutes later like they had no idea what just happened. Do you know if there's any truth to that? Or is that just a strange urban legend? QT: came for fantasy bio, stayed for awesomeness.

Rage Syndrome is a real thing, but I don’t think it’s accurate or fair to label it schizophrenia. We can’t know what affected dogs experience, all we see is the sudden aggression. There is a good summary of schizophrenia here and some information on Rage Syndrome here.

I know it mostly as Cocker Rage (which is a mildly amusing name), and it seems to be more common in solid colour dogs. It’s probably got a genetic component.

Rage Syndrome is probably an epileptic-type disorder, and can be reduced with anti-epileptic medications, though this wont always work for every dog.

anonymous asked:

The only benefit of activated charcoal is absorbing the chemicals in your stomach, including important medications (birth control/anti-epileptics/heart medication/anti-depressants/prescribed weight management). Get some actual professional help instead of recommending snake oil diet pills that will absolutely get someone killed

This seems a little aggressive. Im not telling anyone to do anything. I have an eating disorder and making my own pills which only contain safe spices and tea and coffee. Its safer than me or anyone else buying them online not knowing what’s in them. I never said I put charcoal in. I emptied the capsules and refilled them with my pill mix. And a little charcoal doesn’t hurt. It’s safe to eat. Now maybe you’re right about the medication thing, but I’m not on meds. I appreciate you trying to help keep me and everyone else safe, but next time maybe you could be a little less aggressive about your point. Ive never heard of someone dying from cinnamon, tumeric, ginger, pepper, cayenne, green tea, and espresso. I’m sorry but I’m going to recommend those over unknown diet pills anyday.