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Is It Normal To Feel Like This?

Is It Normal To Feel Like This?

So, I currently have a tonic clinic seizure at school. While I was there the advisor gave me cpr even though I had a pulse. Long story short, my advisor calls my mom and says “she will be allowed to return to school when a doctors note is provided”…. I have had seizures before but this is the first time I truly feel discriminated. Has anyone ever felt like this?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Cpr with a pulse? That could be harmful! I would definitely take up with which ever teacher did that. As for medical notes giving information i think its ok, especially to give info that may be helpful to teachers. as for saying your not allowed back in school i dont know what specific laws are in place where you live but it shouldnt be right, and its often different between elementry and highschool, vs college and university. Sadly theres still a lot of discrimination towards epilepsy, and i can tell you i haave experienced way too much experience with discrimination. ( theres human rights commission from where i am from, and i filed a human rights complaint in order to do something about one of the schools that discriminated. I dont know if theres a human rights commission or board where your from but it may be worth looking into, its a hard fight. However sometimes those fights are worth it so hopefully that may not happen to future students, and with the teacher doing cpr with a pulse. If she had first aid certifications thats worse than if she didnt, cause she should have been educated than to not do cpr in those situations so if you do decide to fight you can bring that up as well. Im sorry your going through this, but know your not alone, i hope things get better and that your able to go back to school.

posted about 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

First thing, the Teacher had no Reason for CPR. But the sad thing is for people who take these First Aide classes , they never teach Epilepsy First Aide procedure.

I don’t know if you’re in college or still in High school. If in high school, the staff have to alert the parents ( well that’s how it works in my U.S.A. state ) . In college, you’re an adult ( or close to age 18 ) , the teacher should alert you first with a note to remind you. Now if you told or asked the teach to call your parent that’s a different story.

Everything I told you is how it works my country state ( USA ) . You live in Canada. They may have a different policy and rules for the teachers. You may want to check the Epilepsy organization in your province, see what your disability rights are , up there.

Overall, if I was a legal adult and not in high school , I too would get offended and I don’t get offended easy.

posted about 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

The teacher does have a right to know everything about your epilepsy. They just can't degrade you for being epileptic.

posted about 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Personally I only feel discriminated against after I've disclosed that I do have seizures..I'm hired, then fired 3 days later because some jumpy kid (18-34) gets nervous.

posted about 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

They just want to keep you safe ascertain why this happened. A Dr's note will attest to your epilepsy causing this. If you have future ones they'll know what to do as well. Of course you'll be allowed to come back tto school. I got mad in high school after having a seizure heard principle telling Mom bout kids & drugs. Happy to show my Dr's note to disprove this by my epilepsy. I don't think you were mistreated at all in fact they want you to be okay not on drugs etc.
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posted about 2 months ago
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