After suffering with seizures for 13 years, I always prayed for a cure. I begged doctors for better medication that would stop every attack.
For me it is hard to write things like this especially as it causes anxiety for me and not many people understand what epilepsy truly is. I'm sitting here trying to figure out how to word this as best as I can. My medication is designed to slow down my brain and I'm trying my hardest to write this in a way people understand. I'm worried about sounding stupid for my story not making sense. So here it goes! When I was 13, I had my first ever epileptic seizure. I wasn't scared to begin with. When the "jerking" movements in my arms started I had thought it was normal. I had hit puberty not too long before that so it's possible that the trigger for my epilepsy beginning was due to the hormone change. It was about 6 am and I was brushing my hair and then the next thing I remember was waking up in an ambulance being told I had a seizure. I didn't know what it was at first so I thought nothing of it and acted like my normal happy self. Now things have changed so much.After many tests, the doctors had diagnosed me with Photosensitive Epilepsy and began my treatment with medication. I was naive when I was that age so had no idea of the challenging road ahead of me.