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19 and I may have epilepsy

Hey guys! Im 19 and I've had alot of weird conditions since I was 12, but no one believed me. This is my third or fourth doctor I've tried, the last one thought maybe it was a brain tumor. My new doctor suggested it might be brain seizures and honestly im really starting to panic. Im not sure what to think, or say. They was to run a bunch of tests. I've been doing research and apparently if I do have this I wont be able to teach deaf and hard of hearing children or be able to be a nurse.. that's all I've ever wanted.. if you have any advice on this it would really mean alot.. thank you

- Karaline

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Hi, Thank you for posting and

Hi, Thank you for posting and we understand your concerns. We cannot determine if these episodes you’ve experienced are seizures are not, so we glad to hear that you’re following-up with your healthcare team to explore this further. Our new to Epilepsy & Seizure tool kit is a great resource and starting point for learning about what epilepsy is, what resources are available, how to make the most of doctors'visits, and how to take control of seizures, seizure first aid & safety,  https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/toolbox/new-seizures-and-epilepsy . Many individuals that have seizures work in the education or medical field, so it's important to continue to work closely with your doctors, to determine what individual treatment plan may be best for you. You may want to consider using a journal or a diary to document your experience in detail and providing a thorough family & medical history (if possible), will be very helpful to review with your healthcare team. My Seizure Diary, can be used to organize health issues, manage medications, other therapies or personal experiences and more, which can be share with your healthcare team: https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/epilepsy-foundation-my-seizure-... . Additionally, you may always contact our 24/7 Helpline, where trained information specialists are available to answer your questions, offer help, hope, support, guidance, and access to national and local resources. 1-800-332-1000, contactus@efa.org. epilepsy.com/helpline

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