The Return of My Absence Seizures as an Adult
Last updated: April 2023
As a child, I started having seizures. I would have an absence seizure first, then a tonic-clonic seizure afterward. Now, as an adult, I have absence seizures often without the tonic-clonic seizure following. The absence seizures are a few moments taken away from me.
Last year, when I first started having these seizures again as an adult, I was scared. I was scared because I didn’t know what to expect. I was at work, and honestly, I was not sure what was going on. I was walking and it was as if I missed some moments. Basically, I had a lapse of full consciousness.
I caught myself staring. However, I was blacking out and still doing my job. When that happened, I quickly decided to leave work and go home.
This video is a brief breakdown of what absence seizures are and some precautions you can take. As always, talk to your doctor about your specific treatment plan for absence seizures. Here's what I can share as someone diagnosed with them:
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