Epilepsy is a condition of the brain causing seizures. When someone has two or more unprovoked seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy. It can be hard to explain what it’s like to someone who doesn’t live with this condition.
The Mighty, an online resource for people affected by a host of conditions, invited people affected by epilepsy how they describe it to other people.
Some of the answers:
- “[It’s] like waking up in a place where you did not go to sleep. ” — Christopher Simmons
- “Epilepsy is like sitting on a time-bomb, just waiting for it to go off at any time.” — Lara Houlihan Ashmore
- “My son once described his epilepsy as ‘his brain having a wild party without inviting him.’” — Maureen T. Stemmelen
- “[It’s like] the brain is a computer and epilepsy is the virus.” — dhbepilepsy.com Facebook page
Read more descriptions HERE and you’ll see that there are others out there going through the same thing you are.
How do you describe YOUR seizures? Comment below.
You’re Not Alone,