Epilepsy – Fact and Fiction

Epilepsy is one of the many invisible illness people can have. In fact it is said that one in every 103 people have the condition. Considering how many people have epilepsy, there is still a stigma and a lack of knowledge amongst people that don’t have or know any one with epilepsy. I am a strong believer in trying to educate people that might not know that much about epilepsy. After all someone recently said to me knowledge is power. It is beneficial to learn about epilepsy as you never know when you might encounter some one with it. Now I am not a doctor or an epilepsy specialist, a lot of this is my own knowledge that I have learnt over the years since I was diagnosed in my early teens. Some of facts and myths are obvious to most people where as others are hopefully educating. The myth: Epilepsy is a… View Post

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Behind The Wheel With Epilepsy

It was past my 17th birthday and I was so excited to finally start driving lessons. Most of my friends were already driving and I wanted in! I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was around 14/15, I just accepted and didn’t realise how it could affect my life. My seizures were controlled so I was able to have driving lessons. However I was due to have University so I never got to take my test, if I could turn back time I would have made sure I took it. As I went through University I had no problems with my epilepsy at all. I decided after University I was going to start driving lessons again. Unfortunately before I got chance to I started having seizures again. After then I realised that I couldn’t learn to drive unless I was seizure free for a couple of years. I was absolutely heartbroken. Several years on and I continue to live… View Post

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