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Working and Epilepsy

Posted on May 04, 2018

Holding down a job and doing well at that job is difficult with epilepsy. Our seizures may require rest and slowing down to recover. Sometimes bosses and coworkers are not understanding.

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

Here are some conversations about work:

Today was the first day of my new part-time job!

Feeling kinda depressed when I see jobs that I very well could do, but since I can't drive I don't know how I could get there.

I had a seizure during my lunch break but, oh well, I have to keep working.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about work:

Are you able to manage to still work full time and have breakthrough seizures?

How has epilepsy affected your work?

How do you get your boss to understand what you're going through?

Can you relate?

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:

I managed it from before I left school right up until my Mother passed away. I didn’t realise how much I must have been leaning on her as my epilepsy… read more

posted about 20 hours ago

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