When you first learn that you have epilepsy you may feel frightened or upset. You might be worried about taking medicine, or how your friends might treat you. You may wonder if you can still do all the things you love to do. You might not understand everything your doctor or parents told you but feel too embarrassed or upset to talk about it more.
Finding out as much as you can about epilepsy will help you build up confidence in yourself and your ability to get your life back to normal. If you tell your friends about your epilepsy, they won't be afraid and will know what to do if you have a seizure. If you educate your friends, teachers, and neighbors, then more people will know what epilepsy is and be less afraid of it.
This part of the website is for you. We'd love to hear your story, see your pictures, and help you contact other kids your age who have epilepsy too.
Soon we'll be adding a way for you to send us comments, stories, and ideas. Until then, take a look at the rest of the Kid Zone and come back when you need to know more.
Topic Editor: Steven C. Schachter, M.D.
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