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Leah

In 2014 I had my first sezuire. I was 9 at the time. One break I came into the class library area and suddenly fell asleep, 2 other students were there, after break I was still asleep and didn’t wake up for a further hour, when I did wake up, I was unconscious, still, motalled, and couldn’t talk. I was rushed into hospital in an ambulance on suspicion of meningitis. During emergency treatment I became conscious again and was tramutised from the meningitis treatment, I had no pain relief and was screaming at my mum the whole time. I stayed in hospital a further week, and for 2 years, I continued having these episodes, as small as black outs to unconsciousness, it was unclear to doctors what was wrong with me. The hospital put it down as a migrain but my parents both knew there was more. I transferred hospitals and within 3 months they found it was epilepsy. I had medication and was sezuire free from December 2016. I am due to be discharged in June 2019. Thank you to epilepsy action who always supported me, special mention to the hospital and to my mum who has never left my side and my friends, who have never left me.I couldn’t of got here without any of you.

Leah
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