My epilepsy medication makes me aggressive but work stress is giving me seizures – The Sun

DEAR DEIDRE: A ROW with the guard on my train home ended up with me spitting at him and bursting into tears.

It’s the pressure of my job, on top of my epilepsy.

I’m a man of 29.

My medication can make me aggressive when I take higher doses, so I’ve been trying to manage on as low a dose as possible.

But my finance job is manically busy. I have a mortgage to pay and the stress of it all has been grinding me down.

It brought on seizures, so I upped the dosage again.

I exploded at the guard just because I struggled to find my ticket.

I didn’t tell my GP or employer about the incident and even lied to my girlfriend.

My ego gets in the way of asking for help.

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DEIDRE SAYS: It is great you have been honest with me and maybe you will find it easier to be honest with your GP and employer if you write to them to explain.

Your GP can help you balance your medication and your employer may be more flexible.

You should not suffer discrimination because of epilepsy.

Find understanding support through Epilepsy Action (epilepsy.org.uk, 0808 800 5050).

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