Today is World Mental Health Day (although as sufferers of epilepsy everyday is just as important)
Whoever you are, whatever time zone you are in, whatever medication you take, however bad your epilepsy and seizures are your life is important and you are not alone.
Take care everyone.
I must admit until I found groups like this I felt so alone, but since joining groups like this and hear about what other people go through helps me because others just don't understand.
It’s a very common side effect, but due to the amount of anticonvulsants I am on I suffer from depression. A never ending circle of which I seem to get very upset for no reason at times. I understand that this is quite common and happens to a lot of epilepsy sufferers. You can only do your best. Remember you do have friends (although when I get really down I tend to go into hibernation mode!) Take care of yourselves and if it feels like it is getting near breaking point, always remember that there are people that you can talk to.
I have to admit before I joined this site I thought having epilepsy was the worse thing in the world. Then after talking to others on this site and finding out how I wasn't alone. It was just the kick in the pants I needed to believe in hope again. That we are all here to encourage and support each other and be thankful to have had a chance to make friends and exchange thoughts!. Bless you all, stay strong, take care and be well!
Just another hint for folks, if you don't have one, get yourselves a medical ID bracelet or necklace that lists your medications, etc..! Trust me, it saved my life thanks to one if my customers years ago that saw it and knew what to do!