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Seizure while workingMon, 05/11/2020 - 04:57
Topic: Share Your Story
Good morning, I have posted here a couple of times and had a good response so thought I would share again. I had a seizure on Friday 8/5/20 while in work. This is the first seizure I have had in almost 5 months and first seizure while at my new job. I am now employed by the Bank and it was during open hours where I had a seizure in the lounge. There were people there to assist me to a chair but I am unaware of about 25-30mins of what actually happened. This is very frightening as I felt good within myself and felt as if I was in unknown territory as this was the longest I had gone without having a seizure over the last 4 years. If anybody has any hobbies or mind healing please feel free to share with other users as sometimes it can make the world feel like a very lonely place. Thoughts, Wayne
Hi, Thank you for sharing
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2020-05-11 - 09:16
Hi, Thank you for sharing your story. We understand it can feel very frustrating and upsetting to have a seizure after not having one for so many months. We are glad to hear that people who were around you when this happened were able to keep you safe. It's important that you’re continuing to follow-up with your healthcare team and addressing any changes in seizure types/frequency, side effects, symptoms, moods or behaviors. Being diagnosed with epilepsy can be upsetting and make you feel isolated and alone,but it’s important to remember that you are not alone, and we are here to help support you. We understand that living with epilepsy is more than seizures, it also means learning how to handle the way epilepsy affects your life including your physical well-being, social and emotional health. https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/healthy-living/emotional-health . The Wellness Institute: epilepsy.com/wellness , has many helpful and easy-to-use tips & resources for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and maximizing the quality of life for you& your family. For practical & effective strategies to enhance your well-being, learn more here: https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/toolbox/wellness-support-tools . Additionally, many support groups & events are being offered virtually now, contact your local epilepsy foundation to get involved or for help getting connected to resources.