I have had family, teachers, strangers, classmates, acquaintances, and pretty much all other types of people verbally abuse in some way for being an epileptic. I was wondering if anyone else has had to deal with this and what they do about it. I’ve tried sarcasm and it helps some, but I want it to end and be treated like a descent human.
I have only told a few of my friends that I have epilepsy and they don't treat me any differently. I would suggest you focus on yourself and your friends who are truly love you regardless of your epilepsy. As for the other people, you should perhaps move them from your friend list because they are not truly your friends. True friends love you in when you are in good health or not good health.
My son keeps to himself and doesnt go out much so cant help much.
Ignore them hold your head high and dont listen to the. Or sink to their level.
Just smile and ignore their ignorance.
I didn't have the option of owning a horse. I wasn't allowed to drive either, until I was 21, & it was contolled then. I'm 58 now, and no longer have my license. It's been an adjustment period, but it's better this way. I won't hurt myself, or anyone else.
My biggest struggle was when I was in school. They would tease me with my stuttering and around that time , I was starting to convince myself that I was the only one with this disorder. I went into downhill spiral. Was very depressed for most of my teenage years. My mom got me into the Epilepsy Foundation support group. Every group session raisesed me more and more out of the deep spiral . Learning from the staff and the other people with Epilepsy helped me realize that I wasn’t the only one . This is also when I started to cope . Some things were easier to cope with than others .