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I Had A Friend With Epilepsy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    10 Years And Counting

    A while back, while working for Wal-mart (thank God I don't work for them anymore), I met a girl who I'll refer to as Ann (her middle name). At first, other people were a bit weary about her, because she was a dead ringer for an ex-girlfriend I had recently broken up with. I must...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 56-60, M Jul 4, 2013

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    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...
    unknowninvisible unknowninvisible 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2012

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    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 16-17, F Nov 2, 2013

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    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 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2013

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    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 18-21, F Feb 28, 2010

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    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 22-25, F Feb 22, 2010

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    I wish I had friend with benefits to help give me confidence and a bit of enjoyment. I don't know what the benefit would be for her but it'd be so great for me.
    Nexile90 Nexile90 22-25, M Nov 24

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    Warning, this is long, but I feel as though I have to tell the full details of the story. Even if no one responds, I just need the catharsis of letting it all out for once...
    sketchit sketchit 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    I have several friends with BPD. My one friend I'm getting pretty close to she has distance herself somewhat from me however I talk to her in a language she understands. I do my...
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    In a way I like it why not I had a friend but we don't really see each other as much anymore but we still text but we are the complete opposite in style, likes, disliked, music...
    digglett digglett 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I want to make a friend Just loyal friend and I am Who is loyal and want be friend with me just message me thanks
    loyalandhonest loyalandhonest 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 19

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    I'm still friends with my first girlfriend, even after we broke up. It's good that we're still friends. She's not a bad person. She was just too clingy, never letting me have time...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M Nov 25

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    Should I still be friends with my ex because I get jealous when she talks about this friend. She is always talking about this other friend now and I think u shouldn't be friends...
    sarcasticgirl sarcasticgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I am friends with an old lady. We go every where together. I like her company. She is not the brightest or the cutest woman but she has a good soul. She is totally diff from me for...
    Bipolarshon Bipolarshon 31-35, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I'm friends with this girl who is the complete opposite of me, she's flirtatious ... giggly... dressed to kill. I'm the dork friend who likes comic books and chuck Taylors.
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 15 hrs ago

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    Have you ever been friends with an ex but no matter what you do it always feels awkward? Like there is some sexual tension there... And I don't believe it will ever go away.
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    it'd be great to make friends with someone who is like me
    oliviatt oliviatt 16-17, F Nov 23

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    After two heart-breaking relationships, I gave up on love. I chose to be single and mingle for straight sexual bliss and fun. I have five friends with benefits and we all share the...
    M3MC M3MC 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    In search of a women that wants/needs a friend with benefit in north California! (Trust me I'm attractive!) ;) message me!
    randomlycurious randomlycurious 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have a friend with benefits. It's fun to see him once in a while. Takes stress away and we can talk about the things we like. He's aggressive when we're about to have some fun...
    EsteeVonne EsteeVonne 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm bi and looking for a friend with benefits
    LoneWolf1541 LoneWolf1541 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

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    I need a friends with benefits idc about age, size, or gender cause I'm bi;)
    LoneWolf1541 LoneWolf1541 18-21, M 17 hrs ago

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    I can be friends with people who are totally different than me. I hope, I can. I will try.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 14 hrs ago

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    Freshman year of high school, I was awkward and quiet, but my choir teacher made it his goal to bring me out of my shell. It was his first year as a teacher, and we instantly...
    MeAndMySkinnyLove MeAndMySkinnyLove 16-17, F Nov 23

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    one of my best friends lets call her K bullyed me today she called me bossy and my other best friend lets call her A anyway A and I walk home together and I told her my story and...
    basmalaalemam basmalaalemam 13-15, F Nov 25

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    Friends are people that care about one another. A person who will ckeck from time to time to see how you are doing every once and awhile.I found that here on Ep, freinds are not...
    victoriasize6 victoriasize6 51-55 1 Response Dec 4

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    This is great but scared I will lose him. I am seeing him tommorow and just so excited. He really makes me laugh. Strangely we had sex and both times he said just no sex between us...
    stupid28 stupid28 31-35, F 18 hrs ago

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    Totally! Tbh I have friends who are more academically smarter than me, like my brainy science friends, my maths loving friends and my fun friends who love English. We all help each...
    MixedJayy MixedJayy 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    Oooh yes they are the best we never had sex though but it started off as us cuddling while watching a movie then I kissed him he started making out with me then on the couch I...
    thatonegirl156 thatonegirl156 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I like having friends that like the same things that I do...or at least some things...but I also enjoy having friends that are totally opposite of me. You learn more from them...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 22

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    My ex boyfriend and I were together for two years on and off, and now we're friends.. I find it a little weird. He changed a lot after our final breakup and we weren't even friends...
    ayoolexie20 ayoolexie20 16-17, F Nov 23

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    Looking for a naughty female friend in Washington State. Really want a lover.
    hardone1955 hardone1955 56-60, M Nov 19

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    I have friends who's interests and personalities are very different if not completely opposite of mine. As long as you see value in each other and cherish each other's feelings...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    It's tough living with anxiety, not only because the effects of anxiety alone are crippling, but also because people don't understand what it's like. My family doesn't even believe...
    amazingcuzitis amazingcuzitis 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    I gaze in the mirror and no longer recognize who looks back at me...who are you I ask over and over, I no longer know who you are.....where did you go? where did you run away to...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    But every time I see her its always awkward.. Like there's some sort of sexual tension there and its not just in my head bc my friends see it as well. It's been over a year since...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F Nov 23

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    Message me if u wanna become friends 😏😏😏
    maverick909 maverick909 13-15, M Nov 28

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    I want to make new friends from anywhere because I enjoy learning about different cultures and I think there is strength in diversity.
    Shyviolet2 Shyviolet2 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 28

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    I want a friend that will do stuff with me and be able to handle my stupidness, so if any ladies think they want to help me, go right ahead and text, I will be waiting
    Ceaser55 Ceaser55 16-17, M Nov 30

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    I believe in having a variety of friends. They can always give you new perspectives and information that you normally wouldn't learn anywhere else.
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I'd love to take to people my age 15-18 would be cool! Just to chill and text or something. Lmao I need friends 😩😂
    insomniacpoet insomniacpoet 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 5