In this episode we will discuss Migraines with Epilepsy, sometimes called Migralepsy with Barby Ingle. Migralepsy is a rare condition in which a migraine is followed, within an hour period, by an epileptic seizure. Because of the similarities in signs, symptoms, and treatments of both conditions, such as the neurological basis, the psychological issues, and the autonomic distress that is created from them, they individually increase the likelihood of causing the other. However, also because of the sameness, they are often misdiagnosed for each other, as migralepsy rarely occurs.
Barby Ingle is an author, reality personality, and lives with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), migralepsy, endometriosis and other pain disorders. Barby is a chronic pain educator, patient advocate, and president of the International Pain Foundation.
She is also a motivational speaker and best-selling author on pain topics. Her blog, reality shows and media appearances are used as a platform to help her become an ePatient advocate, and she now travels the country attending healthcare conferences, speaking publicly, sharing her story, educating and advocating for patients across the globe. She has received 19 accommodations over the years for her advocacy work