Epilepsy vs Narcolepsy

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My Life Story! Having Epilepsy is my life story; I have lived with it and dealt with it day by day. Going to school with Epilepsy is one of the most difficult things I have to do. I have had many seizures at school but the first time I was in fourth grade and they called the Paramedics, who intended to try and stick things in my mouth so I wouldn’t “bite my tongue or swallow it.” While the paramedics should know what to do, they didn’t. My sister finally showed up and yelled “STOP TOUCHING HER!” She let them know they were doing more damage to me than I would if I did bite my tongue. When I tell people I have Epilepsy they always apologize, But what I always say don’t apologize for something you didn’t do or cause. I am who I am; just keep me from hitting anything and we are good. It’s important to understand the devastating effects of both epilepsy and Narcolepsy so we can work and find a cure for both. Epilepsy Problems/Symptoms! Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by unprovoked, recurring seizures that disrupt the nervous system and can cause mental and physical dysfunction. All types of Epilepsy share things like uncontrolled electrical discharge from nerve cells in the cerebral cortex. This part of the brain controls higher mental functions, general movement, and the functions of the internal organs in the abdominal cavity, perception, and behavioral reactions. They put Epilepsy into two different categories, which are usually based on a specific mechanism involved in the seizure and where the seizure is located in the brain. One of the categories is Partial Seizures also known as focal or localized seizure. The other category is Generalized seizures also known as Grand Mal. Partial Seizures are more common than generalized seizures and occur in one or more locations in the brain. Partial Seizures are usually caused by a specific injury or any
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