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Number Of Women Vs Men With Epilepsy

Number Of Women Vs Men With Epilepsy

From looking at this site you would think more women suffer from epilepsy than men. Is this true or are women just more open and honest than men? Are men more embarrassed about admitting they are ill?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have no problem telling people I have Epilepsy. If they want to know more about It , I will . If they don’t , I don’t care what they think. If I Seizure in public, I just go on my way like nothing happened. Now if someone were to ask if I’m alright , I would respond back to them, that I’ll be ok and thank them.

I have learned and coped to the harsh world 🌎 and I don’t give a crap. This will alway be apart of my life and the many people out there are ignorant and fear what they don’t understand. I just don’t worry about them because I also have friends who do understand to an extent. That’s all that matters.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

To everyone discussing gender distribution of Epilepsy. The bottom line is; the occurrence of Epilepsy is similar for both genders. However, since there are over 40 different types (brain location + cause), of Epilepsy, some are determined by gender. For example, there are 5 different seizure types in women specifically caused by female hormone activity. Please look at widely published scientific papers if you wish to learn more. And lastly, lets all fight a good fight against Epilepsy as team mates against a horrid enemy.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

my son has Epilepsy it's hard on them they want him to not work i told him if he wants anything in life he has to work for it.i know it's hard you never let anyone judge you on who you are you hold you head up high !

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I am bless to have a very special person in my life that understands epilepsy his son has it so I can talk to him and only him about any and everything that is so stress free 😊👍

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Shawn, I agree and I still do in 60 yrs but if get to know person real good like my brother I will say, Cause one time I did tell someone and he ask me do I drive and I said yes and been 23 yrs sz free and he said I still shouldnt drive and I hurt and heart drop when he said that,But its ok for drunks, heart attack or fall asleep at wheel to get back on the road so now I say nothing. Us people with ep are always put down no matter what I feel whats your opinion on that

posted over 2 years ago
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