Greg’s Story: I started having seizures when I turned 16. They really impacted school and it took a long time for my parents and the doctors to figure out what was going on. At first they just thought I was being defiant. I ended up hospitalized twice for angry and confusing outbursts before someone figured out what was going on.
Janice’s Story: I started having uncomfortable jolting sensations in my body at menopause. I had no idea that I could develop seizures in my 50’s but fortunately I have a good doctor who helped me get tested and life is much better now that they are under control. The biggest result- I’m not as tired anymore.
As an autistic, you may be experiencing negative effects from seizures and not even know it.
Research has long indicated that autistics are at greater risk of experiencing seizures than neurotypicals. But these uncontrollable electrical activities in the brain come in many forms and not all seizures are readily noticeable.
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