#ALifeInterrupted – Hannah’s Story – Epilepsy Research UK

We first found out I had epilepsy when I was four years old. I was diagnosed with juvenile absence epilepsy but was too young to understand what that meant.

I had my first grand mal (tonic-clonic) seizure aged nine. From then I remember having to try out lots of different medications to bring my seizures under control. It took a long time, but we eventually found a medication that worked.

When I was 13 I joined an epilepsy council support group. Around six or seven of us would meet to talk about living with the condition. It was great to discuss things with other people my age who were going through similar challenges. Since this time, I’ve been very open about living with epilepsy. Some people would rather not discuss it, and that’s fine, but I also think it’s important that there are also people who are willing to share their experiences and educate others.

Read more at: https://epilepsyresearch.org.uk/alifeinterrupted-hannahs-story/

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