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Hiding Epilepsy Symptoms

Posted on April 02, 2018

"I spent the last 2 years hiding at home. I was sitting here wondering if there were any friends from my old life I remembered enough to reach out to? Why is it that I feel so guilty for being upset?" -A member of MyEpilepsyTeam

On MyEpilepsyTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with epilepsy, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Hiding epilepsy symptoms are one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about hiding epilepsy symptoms:

Does or has anyone ever felt embarrassed about telling someone about their seizures?

Are men or women more embarrassed about having epilepsy?

Has anyone had embarrassing things happen when they had a seizure?


Here are some conversations about hiding epilepsy symptoms:

My depression is returning and I'm hiding it.

I feel like I'm living this double life.

Being out with my girlfriend has certainly helped keep me going rather than hiding away.

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyEpilepsyTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My family doesn't understand. They all think that I am faking them. If I am faking, then why did I have to stay in the hospital for almost 3 weeks?

posted 5 days ago

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