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Hi all, Had epilepsy from young age. Have partial seizures/ absence about twice a month.am working .i am sporty playing squash /gym 2-3 times a week. Have had a couple of worse seizures when I have over heated. . 3 years ago in a gym class I had a seizure loosing consciousness for about 10 mins. Was helped to recover by gym members who were doctors.
Was taken to hospital last summer as overheated at work had 2 seizures. Took me a week or two to property feel 100%. I occasional have absence seizures playing squash or physical activity but recently had a large seizure loosing consciousness for around 10 mins. Coming round through cold water pouring over me and a cold shower I was was not 100% but ok with the paramedics so hospital was not required this time but made me realise keeping cool is important. Changing of shirt or pouring water over to keep cool during sport sessions is important if overheating is a cause of seusures. When you come round from a large seizure you can sometimes feel embarrassed but also thankful for the people around you at the time for supporting you and helping you through the seizure..

That was my story. Hope sone people find it of use.

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