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 2 years 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 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

No! It isn't that, I just think there are many things that many people are afraid to admit. I just state that Epilepsy, unlike many other disability can be regarded as an invisible disability.
It not until we have a seizure, out in the public, that many people, who think your drunk, can actually recognize that we are epileptic, until we come around & speak out, after wondering why people are stood nearby looking at you & asking you if your OK. Then the feeling is you feel annoyed that you have not only had another one, but in front of many strangers. The good this is they all have acted sensibly, kept an eye on you & called for medical help, if & when required.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have always been open to ep, but I dont tell them till I know them like if there my brother, and only 2 friends know,, Reason why?? Is cause I told someone at church and a friend that knew some and they both ask me if I drive and I said yes and they told me I shouldnt drive then I told them Im sz free they both said I still shouldnt drive when the law says I can so now must know them like I know my real brother and sister

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

age 18 I put it down but never got called but one time and the boss told me he would lov to hire me but said one thing stopping me is your ep, thats when I started lieing and got hire. work at GM 30 yrs later became a electrician and now 22 yrs sz free and I retider in 08, so that should tell you is to lie if want to get anywhere, good luck

posted 7 months ago
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