Seizures are brief episodes caused by a temporary disruption of regular brain activity and typically last from seconds to a few minutes.She was one of the unfortunate few for whom medication didn’t work. I’ve spent a lot of time in hospital and I’ve been treated by many wonderful nurses.

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When you have a chronic disease, your friendship network may become smaller, but usually stronger.

Some people will stick around and others may drift away.

"Getting the best possible support and treatment is important to help to reduce the likelihood of people with epilepsy experiencing mental illness.

And a holistic approach to managing the condition should help ensure that people with epilepsy get the best possible treatment for both their epilepsy and any associated conditions.” A separate study published last week warned that children whose mothers take anti-epilepsy drugs during their pregnancy face an increased risk of developing autism.

It’s been four years since Katelyn Lewis had the unsettling dream, but she can still recall it in vivid detail.

Katelyn dreamt that her boyfriend asked her to marry him.

Of these, three-quarters also had been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition such as depression.

They were the most common cause of death not linked to the underlying disease process.

You have to put yourself out there and be open to meeting new people. I smiled and said “No, I don’t drink”, knowing very well that I’d just opened a can of worms. My ex boyfriends didn’t need to worry as much about it, as my seizures were very well controlled when I was with them, but they still understood that long days and lack of sleep triggered seizures.