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Gill Marriott

I was diagnosed with stress-induced epilepsy aged 37 following an assault at work. After a few years to get it under control and a few hiccups along the way I have finally come to terms with the condition. I used to feel as if it was something to be ashamed of and I had brought it upon myself.

Unfortunately the side-effects of my anti-convulsants give me a significant tremor, especially when I'm stressed. This significantly affects my handwriting and even my choice of what I'm going to eat (I have had to give up soup and garden peas because of the shakiness!) and I'm very embarrassed about this.

Having laid a few demons to rest I know feel more comfortable talking about my condition and feel it is important to do so to maintain my own safety.

Gill Marriott
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