What makes epilepsy a distinctive experience for each individual?
Epilepsy isn't a one-size-fits-all condition—it can emerge at any stage of life, presenting in various forms.
The common thread is the presence of seizures, yet the array of seizure types and the diverse experiences individuals undergo add a unique dimension to each person's journey with epilepsy.
When someone has epilepsy, their brain can experience sudden bursts of electrical activity, leading to a seizure. The type of seizure depends on where in the brain this burst happens. During some seizures, a person may feel strange sensations or movements, but they remain aware of what's happening around them. Other seizures can cause stiffness, loss of consciousness, falling, and jerking movements. Seizures are unique to each person, but they all involve electrical disruptions in the brain. Click here to find out more about epilepsy.