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Topic: Young Adults

Created By: runnergirl96 | 04/2016 | 0 Comments

Hey so I'm 19 and am a freshman in college. I had my first grand mal seizure when I was 5. All results were inconclusive and I was put on medication for 5 years. But all of a sudden last...

Created By: Smilemily | 04/2016 | 1 Comment

Hello,

I am a freshman in college and I have had epilepsy for the past three years. I have never really managed to get control of my epilepsy. The longest I have gone without seizing is two...

Created By: tlamaste | 04/2016 | 0 Comments

Hello, my name is Tim, I am 20 years old, a college student aspiring to be a Nurse and I have Epilepsy. To be honest, my condition isn't that bad compared to most with my disease. I have...

Created By: ctb70 | 03/2016 | 1 Comment

I am 22 years old. I have grown up with jolting, especially when I was hungover or tired. This past November I had my first (and only) grand mal seizure. I have been taking 200mg of Lamictal...

Created By: Gabrielle7 | 02/2016 | 2 Comments

It's been extremely frustrating lately because my grand- mal seizures have really been kicking in again, and I feel behind in every way possible. My roommates and my boyfriend try to understand...

Created By: daisyaraujo92@gmail.com | 11/2015 | 0 Comments

hy my name is Daisy. I am 23 years old. Was diagnosed with epilepsy at 16. Thankfully the meds r a huge help &as long as i take them as i should my seizures r controlled. Was in college but...

Created By: mandyrose | 11/2015 | 1 Comment

So, I know drinking with epilepsy is a no go for most of us. For me, personally, I don't even know what it is like to be intoxicated because I am seizing long before I have a chance (I am talking...

Created By: GenevieveMarie11 | 10/2015 | 0 Comments

I did not sign up for this. 

A year ago I was able to play college soccer with no problem and now my coaches are scared to put me in because I might have a seziure. And they have a right to...

Created By: valarie.johnson@gmail.com | 08/2015 | 0 Comments

Hi all,

I am getting my master's degree online (something I definitely recommend to other epileptics - it's so much easier to replay the lecture if you have a seizure in the middle of it...

Created By: cmm2308 | 06/2015 | 14 Comments

I am 20 years old and was recently diagnosed with JME (Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy). My first and only seizure was about 2 months ago, and between the time that I had the seizure and started my...

Created By: Chelsssx413 | 05/2015 | 1 Comment

So the other day I was super tired so I slept in really late only to wake up with an upset stomach. I thought I needed to poop since I was nauseous so I headed to the bathroom. When I sat down on...

Created By: alampright | 04/2015 | 2 Comments

Hi there,

My name is Anne. I am a college student who has been living with epilepsy since I was 13, and I am turning 21 in three days. I started to experiment with drinking when I was...

Created By: wilson1201 | 04/2015 | 2 Comments

I am a faculty member in a four year program preparing graduate students for a career in a healthcare related field.  We have accepted a student into our program with epilepsy.  The student will...

Created By: sammituftsale | 03/2015 | 0 Comments

Hey everyone- I'm Sammi and I'm a student at Tufts University. Right now, I'm creating a transition guide for college students with epilepsy and I would absolutely love if I could get some help...

Created By: timpcarnahan@gmail.com | 03/2015 | 0 Comments

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My name is Timothy Carnahan. I am an avid reader, writer, photographer, and nature enthusiast. I love life and I...

Created By: htjones93 | 03/2015 | 0 Comments

I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was only a year old. I am now 21 years old, and still haven't gotten used to it. This forum is for anyone who needs help, or feels lost. If you have ever...

Created By: htjones93 | 03/2015 | 0 Comments

I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was only a year old. I am now 21 years old, and still haven't gotten used to it. This forum is for anyone who needs help, or feels lost. If you have ever...

Created By: Sunspyne | 03/2015 | 0 Comments

I'm looking for anything to help me complete my half-finished 2year degree at community college.

Has anyone seen one lately?

Created By: MadisonMentz | 02/2015 | 0 Comments

I'm a recent college graduate (undergrad) and I've been living with epilepsy for 6 years. Just like thousands upon thousands of students I had to take out a loan in order to afford college, but I...

Created By: LandrethMN | 12/2014 | 0 Comments

I started having grand mal seizures in September and have had 4 more since then. They happen usually every few weeks. I've had two of the seizures at school and had bad head injuries with both....

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