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Hi! I'm a middle schooler and I have dealt with Epilepsy for 4 years, I had been seizure-free for 3 years and I just recently had another one. it was hard, especially when I try out for football (keep in note I'm female) I tried out for boys football and made the team, but then I had a seizure.


Hi, Thank you so much for

Hi, Thank you so much for posting and congratulations unmaking the football team, that’s awesome! We are sorry to hear you had a seizure, we understand this can be very frustrating and upsetting. It's important to remember that you are not alone, and we are here to help support you. One of the most important things you can do to help live with epilepsy is to find a support network. To learn more about your community support resources and as a young woman living with epilepsy, please visit:’s also important that you’re continuing to follow-up with your doctor to talk about your most recent seizure and if you experience any changes in seizure types, frequencies, side effects and behaviors. Safety is always the most important thing when it comes to physical activity and exercise for anyone of any ability level.  Your doctor can also review risks and offer their individual advice about your safety and playing football. Visit our pages on safety & sports with your family, for steps to take to ensure that you're putting yourself in the safest position possible: Additionally, you may always contact our 24/7 Helpline, where trained information specialists areavailable to answer your questions, offer help, hope, support, guidance, and access to national and local resources. 1-800-332-1000, or  Or contact your local Epilepsy Foundation, here:

Congratulations for unmaking

Congratulations for unmaking the team? That didn't make sense, I originally made the team but then had the seizure, did you mean for making the team

Were you unable to play as a

Were you unable to play as a result of the seizure, or our you still playing? Physically exchustion is one of my primary triggers of seziures. If this is your case, you may have to be careful about not playing so much. Otherwise, if it was a one time event, and you don’t have any more seizures, you may still be able to play. If you continue having seizures, make a note of when they happened. If they are happening during or after football, that may be the cause.

Hi Eliana, Sorry for the

Hi Eliana, Sorry for the confusion, this was suppose to say congratulations on making the team! 

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