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Epilepsy in College

Bio: Hi, I'm new to this forum so I thought I'd share my story. I was diagnosed with epilepsy 5 years ago, my freshman year of high school. I was having seizures pretty consistently. My neurologist has me taking Keppra and Lamotrigine twice a day. I have grand mal seizures, they were 5 minutes long at first and have gone down to less than a minute. It was hard and very frustrating to find a medicine that works because I was not responding to the EEG. It's definitely hard balancing sports, school, and trying not to let epilepsy affect my life. It has been difficult this past year moving states to attend college. This past year I was seizure free for 5 months and recently had another. I had not gone longer than 5 months without a seizure so that was pretty frustrating. But I am learning to be patient with my health problems and take it one day at a time. If anyone has a similar story or advice about dealing with epilepsy in college, I'd love to hear it.

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