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My Biggest Regret After I Was Diagnosed With Epilepsy at 14

From themighty.com

I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 14 years old. My seizures were non-convulsive, so I felt "lucky" that no one could knowingly see my seizures. With my non-convulsive seizures, I'd have a spasm but was fully awake and aware. I tried to hide it as long as possible.

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4 days
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Dear epilepsy: I won't let you take over my life

From tdn.com

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A tiny speck of dirt, that's what Olivia Nell calls it in her letter. She acknowledges its presence but dismisses its power. "Dear Epilepsy," she writes. "You put my emotions on a terrifying roller coaster that never ended.

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1 month
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This Is What It's Like To Live With Epilepsy

From com.au

I don't know when I first became aware of the word epilepsy. Family mythology has me aged about four when it was noticed that I was taking "funny turns". But it's a word that defined me for many years; stalked me through all aspects of life, complicated the serious and…

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4 months
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5 Things You Can Do About a Bad Night's Sleep

From everydayhealth.com

Many people think of sleep as a luxury or a necessary evil - as downtime that interferes with their ability to get more things done in a day. The reality is that a good night's sleep is vital to our physical and mental well-being.

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5 months
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The 7 Biggest Myths About Mentally Strong People

From psychologytoday.com

Although we spend a lot of time talking about physical strength, we devote a lot less attention to mental strength. As a result, there are a lot of misconceptions about what it means to be mentally strong. Here are the seven biggest myths about mentally strong people.

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11 months
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How Running (Literally) Everywhere Helps Me Cope With Epilepsy

From huffingtonpost.com

It was a beautiful morning in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I was running up the mountain to work with a stump of broccoli in my hand. In my backpack, I was carrying a laptop, a loaf of bread, two pounds of apples, a carton of yoghurt, and a fresh change…

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3 months
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The 11 Science-Backed Reasons You Need to Get a Puppy (Right Now)

From greatist.com

You might also like Awful day at the office? Bad blind date? Or annoyed for no reason? (It happens!) Dog owners know that it just takes one sloppy wet kiss from your furry BFF to turn that frown upside down. It's even a scientific fact that pets make us happier.

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4 months
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5 Reasons I Love My Life Even More Because of My Epilepsy

From huffingtonpost.com

I have read quite a few articles about the difficulty of depression and the possibility of losing one's identity after becoming diagnosed with epilepsy, and how caregivers can experience quite a roller coaster ride themselves when a loved one is drastically changed after an epilepsy diagnosis, but it's so rare…

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9 months
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11 Steps for Easier Travel With Epilepsy

From everydayhealth.com

Having epilepsy doesn't mean you're limited to being an armchair traveler. "As long as you plan and are careful, travel by any means is very doable," says Joseph Sirven, MD, chairman of the Epilepsy Foundation's professional advisory board and a professor and chairman of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in…

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