I Had A Friend With Epilepsy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 37 People

    No Movie Dates For Us

    My boyfriend has epilepsy, but it's only triggered by flashing lights. He can also get a seizure if he gets too scared or nervous. He got his first one at a movie theater in 7th grade. He got diagnosed and now can't go into movie theaters. It's a little disappointing to me that...
    chococat159 chococat159
    18-21
    Jun 2, 2011

    My Mate Matt

    My mate Matt had suffered epileptic fits for years, ever since a nightclub bouncer sent him tumbling down a set of stairs and cracked his skull. His head was held together with metal plates and screws and these sometimes interefered with the electrical activity of his brain...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous
    51-55, M
    12 Responses Feb 22, 2010

    Well, Not My Friend...but My Mother...

    See, my mother has epilepsy. Th efirst one she got was when my aunt was visiting us. i was horrified. I know i shouldn't but, I still get scared when i see her having a seizure. I just don't like to see her like that. My grandparents weren't supposed to know, but last last summer...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 21, 2012

    Allie

    My sister has been diagnosed with epilepsy since she was 14. She had her first seizure in school. I remember having to go to the hospital with her, and everyone watched as we went away in the ambulance. She was wearing odd socks that day, she's never worn odd socks since. She...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes
    26-30, F
    17 Responses Feb 22, 2010

    His Name...

    Is Barnaby. What an awesome name right? Well, he has seizures every night before bed. I feel bad for him, but he said he got used to it. So at night, he would sit and wait for them to come on. I watched once and it was pretty scary for me. I dont know how he manages to...
    PeaceLovinIndividual PeaceLovinIndividual
    22-25, F
    Feb 28, 2010

    My Sister Is An Epileptic

    my sister and i have a 6 years age gap, we were not that close when she's much younger actually i'm not really close to anyone when i was a teenager i hate the world for pete's sake that was back then me and my sister were not on speaking terms well i kinda quit speaking 7years...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 3, 2012

    Won'T Ever Forget

    I had a friend, he had just turned 18 and unfortunately had suffered with epilepsy his whole life. He was quite a happy lad :) always smiling and wanting to party. Always the best advice and the brightest eyes and smile and then ... Just like that we lost him.. Feels like just...
    illmindofhayley illmindofhayley
    18-21, F
    Nov 2, 2013

    I Never Knew - At First

    When I was in high school, I became acquainted, through mutual friends, a girl who was a sophomore, like me. Her name was Linda, and she was open and friendly - very much so. She was a bit outspoken but that was okay with me. I met up with her one early afternoon at our...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2013

    I Still Haven't Shed My Last Tear for him...

    ...Don't think I ever will. I wasn't always happy to see him. I didn't always agree with what he was saying. He was the sort of bloke who narrow-minded snobs wouldn't dare take a second look at, and it would often take a fair deal of patience to weave through his stubborn ways...
    stellarstar stellarstar
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 2, 2011

    My Friend's Daughter.

    My friend has a daughter that is around the age of 6 now.  We used to live a few doors down from each other. When she was 4 years old I used to babysitt her often. My friend explained to me shortly before i began to babysitt that her daughter had a past of having...
    LittleFerrett LittleFerrett
    26-30, F
    Feb 22, 2010

    I Knew Someone With Epilepsy

    After college my first job was in Chicago. One of the ladies I met at church in the young adult group had epilepsy. She was quite a character. She had an amazing sense of humor and she was an amazing music enthusiast. Kathy was on Dilantin to prevent seizures. She suffered...
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    Jul 4, 2013
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