Cyclist Captures Video Of Epileptic Seizure On Head Cam, Shares To Raise Awareness Of What Epilepsy Is Really Like

This Is What It's Like To Have An Epileptic Seizure

Tim Fry was out cycling when he began to have an epileptic seizure.

By chance, he captured video footage of the moment he fell to the ground because he'd decided to wear a head cam that day.

The camera continued to film as Fry began experiencing convulsions and members of the public came rushing to help.

Now, the father-of-one is sharing the footage in order to raise awareness about what it's really like to live with epilepsy.

Cyclist Tim Fry captured his seizure on his video camera while...

Cyclist Tim Fry captured his seizure on his video camera while out on his bike. Tim is happy for us to share his footage in the hopes that it will help others to understand just what it is like to have a seizure and the time it can take to recover. For more information read Tim's blog

Posted by Epilepsy Society on Thursday, 22 October 2015

Fry was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 29 years old after having two seizures a few years apart.

"This has had a massive impact on me mentally due to the unknown and the worry about when it might happen again," he writes in a blog posted to the Epilepsy Society website.

"I have a three-year-old son, Alfie, and continue to worry at times when I’m out with him alone."

Fry began taking medication for his epilepsy, called Lamotrigine, in February 2014. Since then he's had three seizures that have all occurred while he's been doing sport, but he says his symptoms have dramatically improved.

"I hope the video gives a realistic first person viewpoint of what happens during a seizure and that it will help to make people more aware of the condition," he writes.

"No one fits into one category for epilepsy. It’s just my experiences and views on it. I know others have a much harder time and I’m grateful that I have it fairly easy.

"Finding a good medical consultant has been a massive help."

Find out more about epilepsy on the Epilepsy Society's website.

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