wookiecrumbles asked: Anyone else been injured/scared by other people trying to "help" during or after a seizure? People have slapped me to wake me up, thrown water on me and gathered round trying to talk to me and make sure I remember everything about my life when I am just coming out of it. I really got worried when someone was posting and then adding tips about how to position a persons body as epilepsy first aid, I've had people physically try to restrain me and have strained and dislocated joints. Anyone else?
my friend started kicking me to wake me up one time. also, another time (actually, twice, for some reason), i woke up with people sitting on me.
Please back the fuck up a little
captainfantasticspastic asked: So what is up my friend? :D
I just took a 6 hour nap on accident… but my evening doses knock me right out again. no wonder my skin looks so young and fresh, tee hee
If you’re going to scroll down the tag, you should blacklist/block dumbpusifgt. They have posted a super flashy gif in here. As always, I’ll take this down when they respond.
Epilepsy first aid: make sure the surrounding people who aren’t having a seizure feel safe and secure and comfy. get them a beverage and a seat. tell them how nice they look today.
i forgot to mention the snowbank was in sight of my house
misslepidopterist asked: HI, So I just joined this group. But I was wondering if anyone here has any experience in claiming disability for work purposes. I am trying to get a job in wildlife biology and almost all of them require me to drive, and I don't do to epilepsy. But that being said my seizures are very far apart and triggered so I don't want seem unfit for the job. I just don't know if it would help or hurt me?
i have no idea on this. anyone else?
My seizures are well controlled and spaced far apart; I was turned down for disability benefits in my state. You may have better luck, who is to say? However, if you are not “disabled” in the eyes of the government, you have no obligation to reveal the seizures you have had in the past, and your employer will have no rights to inquire about them.
Now, everyone and their mother has always told me never to reveal that I have ever had a seizure or been diagnosed with epilepsy during a job interview. It’s pretty much the kiss of death since people tend to get weird around you just by mentioning your seizures, the person interviewing you will not be immune to this reaction. Once you have the job asking for special accommodations shouldn’t be a big deal on paper, but make sure you document all requests in case you end up working for big jerks who try to get rid of you.
You are only unfit for your job if you can’t do what wildlife biology entails specifically.
oh also I’ve managed to get my car stuck in a snowbank and got ticketed for an expired registration since my last major update
okay okay okay so guys. guys. I have always wanted an iud, but the answer was always “You are too young and unmarried.”
I have seizures, right? And the seizure medications would hurt a baby, right? And who knows what all those weird hormones, pills, patches and shots would do when they interact with all the seizure meds?
Sorry doc, looks like you’ll be sticking some copper tubing all up in my innards after all.
Apparently I’m allergic #fullthrottle #energydrink #muscle #spasms #seizures
I’ve had a seizure after drinking Monsters, and one after having a Redbull. I’m 80% sure it’s the taurine that’s the triggering ingredient since I’m fine around coffee
The other night I saw something so scary for the first time and hope I never will witness it again.
A guy at work that I take care of has a developmental disability and does not have the ability to speak or function without my help or help from other staff. He had a seizure the other night. I have never seen anyone have a seizure before so I was scared but because he could not tell me he was okay after made it that much scarier. I was so worried the whole night. Today I am sitting here with him now worried that he might have another one.
what’s really scary is that guy you work with probably has a tumblr where he’s writing about how he’s worried his co-workers are talking about his seizures behind his back
Does anyone know if epilepsy medication makes food taste better? Right now everything tastes amazing, could this be why?
i am 3000% jealous, my meds are killing my appetite and nothing tastes as good as it used to
then again i’m not a very good cook so nothing really tasted that great in the first place
I can handle way spicer foods since I began taking lamictal! I’m into making soups in my crockpot right now.