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How Much Stress Is Too Much

How Much Stress Is Too Much

Just wondering how much stress is too much and how badly can it effect people with epilepsy? I figured I would ask this after being under lots of stress lately.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Thank you everybody. I feel the love ❤ and support from all of you! ❤ right back at ya's!

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I just want to say God Bless All of you! I love all of you dearly. You guys & gals have just released a great amount of stress from my shoulders. Just from us getting along. Amen to that! 😇

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Someone that has epilepsy and is under a great deal of stress it is dangerous because you can go into a seizure but just alittle stress isn't going to hurt anything

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It's time to do something that you know that will make ou happy and to experience more positive emotions and high energy that make you feel good inside. I avoided everything and lost belief in my ability that I could be or do anything. But if you do something crazy in a minutes decision Like book a Skydiving jump or bungy jump you feel proud as it is something that you would never have done before. - it releases stress too..

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Psychological abuse can be much more damaging than physical stress in some cases, especially if you have seizure disorders or diabetes, etc. because psychological abuse will raise your stress levels and lower your self-esteem (positive attitude) without the physical abuse, thus not only greatly increasing your chances of seizures, but also heart attacks and strokes. Stress control is the #1 TOOL in seizure control (even more important than any medication). My father followed the family line from his father and probably his paternal grandfather of psychological abuse of my mother. Unlike is older brother, he did break the chain with regards to the physical abuse (my unlce did both to my aunt, until she finally had enough and took her 6 kids and left him one day when he was away). The problem with the psycological abuse is that it can be a very long process and many sessions with a therapist or psychiatrist to attempt to recover from it. Of course, it is not a quick killer and risk of potential spouse finding you and taking it to the next level and killing you--the warped mind of some of them is to believe the wife is a possession of theirs more than an equal. In many cases, they are either continuing a chain of abuse or a paternal example of extreme disrespect for women. It is not important which, but it is most important to have enough support (family and friends of connection to a support group) to inspire you to get away from him as quickly as possible. In the case of my aunt, she had the support of her children (the older two in high school by the time she finally left him for good). The important thing for any children of abuse is to get professional help and a support group (just like the children of an alcoholic) to learn enough to make sure to focus to break the chain, so that you are not psychologically abusive (even when you are not physically abusive) and for the abused spouse (to understand it was NEVER your fault and to help you restore your self-esteem by the support of others that know exactly how you feel). It is also why it was a great gift when I was told about this network because people with seizure disorders (regardless of the cause) need a support group with others who know exactly how we feel--somethig family, friends and even doctors cannot provide.

posted almost 6 years ago
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