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How has epilepsy impacted your life?


It changed the way I had to live my life when I was first diagnosed. When I was first diagnosed I was 12 ½. I was finishing up 7th grade and it was the end of the school year so it didn’t really matter. Eighth grade year I was only really worried about school and dance and how everything was going to be affected by epilepsy. I worked very heard at dance and got to be a better dancer – and I got straight A’s – and that worked.


I feel very stressed all the time like what if this can happen, what if that can happen. And you’re never really sure, but on the medication I feel pretty safe. You have to calm yourself down and breathe, and then it all goes away. But anxiety goes with it too.


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