I had my first fit when I was 11 everybody thought that it was just due to a viral infection I had at the time and life carried on. But about a month later I had another fit and my life started to change very quickly. After being diagnosed with epilepsy and having random tonic clonic seizures at any time of the day a lot of my independence vanished. Since no one else that I new had epilepsy I began to feel very isolated and was made fun of by other kids it ended up with me moving schools. When I was 16 my epileptic nurse told me about a social group for people with epilepsy in the area I began to attend it and just being able to talk about epilepsy with people who had been through similar experiences stopped me feeling isolated and gave me confidence to continue with life even with my seizures so I believe there should be more social groups for people with epilepsy for all ages to stop the feeling of isolation and to help people gain the confidence to get on with their lives.