Epilepsy Awareness – My Story

Today is International Purple Day – which is all about spreading awareness of Epilepsy. Today I thought I would share my story. When I was fourteen I was diagnosed with epilepsy. I had several seizures before my diagnoses of Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, which is typically generalized throughout the brain. I was having the typical symptoms of JME. Arm’s flinching, legs buckling, soon after I woke up in the morning. This went on for several months before… View Post

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Experiencing an Epileptic Aura

I was fourteen when I first starting having seizures. Before I was diagnosed with epilepsy I noticed that I had a weird tingling pain, almost like really painful pins and needles seconds before I would have a seizure. In time as my understanding grew and I realised this was an aura I don’t think you can ever adequately describe an aura to someone who’s never had a seizure.  It comes out of nowhere soft and floaty, like my… View Post

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