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Friendless 4 ever!

Has anyone ever tried to make friends and were not successful? I have had epilepsy since ‘80 and absolutely no one ever tried being a good friend. I tried churches and was shut out after a seizure is witnessed. Everyone who was a friend turned me away. I am very very saddened that I am unable to make friends. I have reached my crossroads where I no longer even talk to people in public. Even my family and relatives have turned against me. I tried to join the local EFA group, but was snubbed there too because I was NOT fit to be in their social status because I am not well off money wise and no vehicle.
Churches accepted alcoholics and people who are elicit drug users. My epilepsy as I see it, is a God given gift. Yet people who destroy their life with drugs or alcohol are welcome with open arms.

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Hi Hammeroids4ever,  Thanks

Hi Hammeroids4ever,  Thanks so much for posting, it sounds like you've been through a lot. We are so sorry to hear that you’ve dealt with such negative experiences when making connections and friends. It’s important to remember that you are not alone. However, we know that being diagnosed with epilepsy can be upsetting and make you feel isolated. If you ever need to speak with someone immediately, please contact our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-332-1000, contactus@efa.org, where a trained information specialist can connect you to resources, provide referrals and additional support.epilepsy.com/helpline  One of the most important things to help you live with epilepsy is to find a support network. Sometimes it's helpful to connect with other people who live with epilepsy, to ask questions, share experiences, find& give support to each other. Learn more about your community support resources, here: https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/challenges-epilepsy/social-concernshttps:... It is also important to recognize that epilepsy is more than just seizures, overall well-being and emotional health is just as important:  https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/healthy-living/emotional-health   The Wellness Institute:  epilepsy.com/wellness   ,has many helpful and easy-to-use tips & resources for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and maximizing the quality of life for you & your family.  For practical & effective strategies to enhance your well-being, learn more here:  https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/toolbox/wellness-support-tools 

Wish you the best dont feel

Wish you the best dont feel alone I struggle with the same thing as well. Keep trying I going to maybe we will both have good luck.

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