You are stronger than you think
Most people think that epilepsy means flashing lights, cause people to having seizures. This is true however there are so many other types of seizures and triggers for them.
I have absence epilepsy which one day just decided to develop in my brain at roughly the age of nine. My seizures are not set off by strobes or flashing lights. my main triggers are stress and sleep deprivation. Which makes uni really easy...
Other triggers are if I'm anxious for a situation, which was not good when my anxiety was bad as it was this horrible cycle of anxiety is worse means epilepsy is worse, just one big mess!
However over the years i have learnt how to deal with it. I take each day as it comes and I manage my life so i keep the stress as minimal as possible (which yes is hard when you're studying a degree but it is possible - i will later be writing a post about methods which help me with this). What is vital to me is sleep, if i don't have a good night sleep i am then at a high risk of having a seizure the next day. Therefore I make sure when I go on nights out or to parties I make sure i do nothing but rest the next day. You can still do what other people do and have fun you just need to be more organised and limit yourself. I can't go out every other night at uni like my flat mates but I can still go out and have fun.
The anxiety I have been on a huge journey with and have realised how important it is a keep that calm so my epilepsy is. I have learnt methods to stay calm. Also learning the triggers for my panic attacks and how i find keeping busy and my mind active distracts me from it. There is so much i could write about anxiety so shall be doing many more posts about it.
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