Seizure Stigma

The stigma associated with epilepsy can be especially hard to overcome.  For the most part, people are simply not knowledgeable about epilepsy and look at the disease in a negative way.  This can be hurtful for anyone suffering from epilepsy.  The best way to overcome this is by informing your friends and family about the issues involved with seizures.  As a child, without seizures, I looked at epileptics as weird people and I was not compassionate towards their medical issues.  Sharing your situation, with a child or adult, should be informative but humorous as well.  Let them know what your daily life is like, seizure or no seizure.

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I’ve been dealing with Epilepsy for approximately 20 years (since my 20’s) but recently had the RNS Responsive Neurostimulation implant and have high hopes!

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