Epilepsy By: Kaila Baker

This is a story about my step dad David and his struggle with Epilepsy. He was diagnosed when he was 20 years old, and is a teacher in Dallas. He is retired now and can still drive despite his seizers. They started when he was only 18 years old, at first they were minor then as time progressed so did they. They were accompanied by panic attacks and mood swings.

He decided to take medication rather than go through with surgery. Currently he is taking a number of prescriptions such as Clonazepam. Which make him very tired. Even though he still has his drivers license, and continues to drive, sometimes even just going to the store and back gets him turned around. He cannot sleep without a sleep mask on nights that we have really bad storms because the lightning coming through the window can set off a seizer.

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