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How Many Generations And Family Members Have Or Had Epilepsy?

How Many Generations And Family Members Have Or Had Epilepsy?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

There are several in my family. My grandad had it (he passed away in 2003). My dad has two cousins with epilepsy. I have it and my 5 year old son has it. We also just found out my cousins' son has seizures, as well. I have always wondered who in the past generations were epileptic and it was kept quiet and hidden because of the fear, shame and unknown.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My uncle and my grandpa plus my sister have or suffered from epilepsy.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My aunt, her daughter (my cousin), my cousins' daughter(my second cousin) and I all have it. All on my dads side of the family.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

As far as I know, I am the first, mine started in my mid 30 s and this caused a lot of stressed on me. I have lost my job because of it but after a 6 months the company I worked for called me back and offered me another position. I am one of the more fortunate ones, thank God.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I'm the first person in my family to be born with seizures. My uncle has them because of a car accident.

posted almost 5 years ago
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