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Updated: 9/22/2020
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  • My story begins, June 17, 2004Sometime around 2:00am.
  • To begin with, I was born.However, I was born with a brain disorder, called Epilepsy. For my entire childhood, I would have absent seizures but they all went unnoticed.
  • Until one day in Kindergarten, when I had a seizure that caused me to fall over and shake. I was in my seizure state for 5 minutes, but no harm was done and afterwards I was fine.
  • i had to go to hundreds of doctors appointments, and had hundreds of tests done, and eventually they could confirm it was a mild case of epilepsy and prescribed me a bitter and disgusting medicine called "Ethosuximide Zarontin" to take 3 times a day.
  • I would take my medication every single day, and would have absent seizures multiple times a day. It caused me to forget a lot of my childhood, and it was very traumatic and distressing for a 6 year old to not know where they or what they were doing majority of the time.
  • At age 9, I wasn't having seizures as often anymore, so we started to ease off on my medication, and then eventually i was off it completely. And i haven't had a seizure since!
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