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This poem was an entry in Epilepsy Today's first-...

This poem was an entry in Epilepsy Today's first-...

This poem was an entry in Epilepsy Today's first-...

This poem was an entry in Epilepsy Today's first-...

I became epileptic after I had a baby, wether or not that was the reason. I am unsure but it is worth having to have my daughter.

I have been on so many meds but they haven't ever...

Retford

Hi I'm Nour and I'm 22,

Today i'm gonna write my story I have epilepsy since I was 13(2006), First time I fainted and then my family got worried so I did check up like EEG,MRI etc. and we...

yemen

My name is Laura, I live in Belfast Northern Ireland. Being diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age came with its own challenges, however the numerous other problems I faced coupled with this...

Belfast

My name's Emily Sian Donoghue, I'm a 22-year-old living in England, turning 23 this year. 

I am working hard to keep up a growing community of people who wish to...

Derbyshire

I experienced my first seizure at the age of 15, I was later diagnosed with idiopathic generalised epilepsy with photosensitivity. I was medicated for 18 months then taken off medication. Six...

Yeovil

I think it's important that people can see what happens and understand epilepsy more.

I think alot of people's ignorance isn't down to them being bad people, but a lack of knowledge and...

Winchester

I am 48 and was diagnosed with Partial Seizures 6 weeks ago. This has been an emotional experience and I am still adjusting, sites like this help a lot.

I am a Psychiatric Nurse, I have...

Eglinton, Northern Ireland

My journal: Charcle Fordham Charcle Fordham is from New Jersey, US. As a teenager, she was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and struggled to...

Atco, NJ

My Epilepsy began when I was 16 years old. Everything I said I wanted to do career wise was no you can't do that. I have tried a few medications but I am not suitable for surgery, so have to put...

Camborne, Cornwall

Successful surgery , been seizure free since and off medication

Manchester

This is a poem that Karen wrote for her daughter Poppy

My little girl has seizures
She has lots of them each day
The only hope I have is
One day they'll go away

She could...

At the age of 21 i had my daughter,own house & a career, little did i know my whole life was turned upside down! I had no idea what these fits were, i had 4 in one week which then i plucked up...

Bradford

I was diagnosed with epilepsy at 18 in 2012. I have tonic-clonic seizures with no aura. I have banged my head during one of them, when falling to the floor. I generally fall slowly, according...

Isle of Man

I was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy when I was 17 years old, and I've been living with it for 3 years now. I was terrified when I had my first seizure, one morning waiting on the...

Lisburn

I have suffered epilepsy for over 22 years after encephalitis. I have memory problems and need 24 hour care, but try to live as independently as possible,. Recently when drying my hair I had a fit...

Manchester

Becoming a mummy & also having a short film made about myself to raise awareness of epilepsy.
I have had uncontrolled epilepsy since the age of 10 (both Tonic Clonic, once a week or more...

Shrewsbury

A culmination of overcoming epilepsy, being a single parent and a personal achievement of winning two awards not only for exceptional service standards but mum of the year!!
A positive...

Shrewsbury

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