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Does sport have anything to do with my epilepsy?

I’ve been recently diagnosed with epilepsy. I also played high level soccer my whole life and 5 years of varsity university soccer in Canada. I have had a lot of blows to the head over the years, but never diagnosed with concussion. I lost partial vision during one game after a head collision, so coach took me off, I felt dizzy that evening but physio ruled me okay to play the next day. That was my worst collision for sure. Has anyone ever asked what role sport and head trauma may have in their diagnosis? My neurologist doesn’t seem to think there is a link at all, and even encouraged me to get back to soccer a week or so after my grand mal seizure. If there are any athletes with epilepsy with similar curiosities or weird symptoms during games or competition I would love to hear them. I had a game tonight and felt oddly dizzy and sometimes I’m not sure if it’s my epilepsy or something else.

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