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Me 🙋🏼‍♀️ hello

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Is there any advice you can give me? I’m feeling really depressed and distant from my husband after having seven grand mal seizures on Friday

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I struggle with personal relationships after seizures, I often feel scared and insecure and convince myself that my man doesn’t love me anymore. It only lasts a couple days after seizures. I’ve decided it’s just a side effect, because it’s so much like my auras where I feel completely paranoid/scared/emotional .... it’s easier said than done but after seizures when I’m feeling this deep depression and insecurity I remind myself that it will pass because it always does. I hope this helps you! You’re not alone!

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I just feel so indifferent....but I think that’s bc I’m in a lot of pain too. My self confidence has also taken a hit bc I had just recently been without a seizure for six months. I’m constantly insecure that he’s going to get tired of dealing with it and leave me. After a seizure I feel so terrible but I try to hide it and not complain bc I feel like people are going to think I’m just exaggerating for attention or just making excuses to be lazy. This makes me very lonely and frustrated and depressed.

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Honestly I feel exactly the same. I was six months seizure free and I stupidly got of the keto diet and within a couple weeks I started having seizures again and I took it really hard. I got immediately back on the diet but I felt completely raw on the inside and while my mom was making me crazy fussing over me my man seemed distant. I felt like I wasn’t getting the support I needed, I felt isolated and I just wanted to hide from everyone . All my plans over the holidays were ruined, my kids were disappointed and I did not want to ask for help (driving) but like I said it took a couple days maybe a week and my short term memory loss and insecure feelings slowly went away.... I do remember though when I was having a lot of seizures I was just so depressed and I’m naturally a happy person, never felt like that before. All I know is when my seizures are controlled I feel normal like myself and when they are not I’m a complete mess!

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Hi there!

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I just feel so overwhelmed with everything and all the unanswered questions and the constant unknowing

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