Video of Woman Having Epileptic Fit Goes Viral After People Accuse Her of Lying

A woman has shared a video of what having an epileptic fit is really like after being bullied for "speaking up" about her seizures.

In the video, which was shared on October 5, a woman known online as Lizzzmatthews, can be seen walking through the aisle of a pharmacy.

She then topples backwards and hits her head before having an epileptic fit on the floor.

The clip, which has gone viral with 3.1 million views, is overlaid with text that reads: "When people accuse you of lying about epilepsy, like this is fun to go through."

She has then captioned the powerful footage, which can be watched here, explaining: "Because I'm getting bullied for speaking up about how my seizures came to be."

"I had to stop working, driving, and haven't been around other people for months now because of struggling to get them under control and having anxiety because its embarrassing," she revealed.

The U.K. National Health Service (NHS) website defines epilepsy as a "common condition that affects the brain and causes frequent seizures.

@lizzzmatthews

because im getting bullied for speaking up about how my seizures came to be. I had to stop working, driving, and havent been around other people for months now because of struggling to get them under control and having anxiety because its embarrassing #triggerwarning #epilepsy #seizure

♬ original sound - lizzzmatthews

"Seizures are bursts of electrical activity in the brain that temporarily affect how it works. They can cause a wide range of symptoms."

The site also stresses that the condition "can start at any age."

The uploader went on to state, in a follow-up video shared on October 6, that after months of ill health including nausea and deja vu she "had the seizure in my video at work in May."

She continued: "I was sent the video while I was at the hospital and showed the doctor. I was finally referred to a neurologist who confirmed I have partial complex epilepsy and had 3 seizures during my 20 minute EEG."

She revealed that she began having more seizures and has started medication but is still working out what works for her.

The video that showed her falling over has gained lots of traction online with 180,000 likes.

More than 1,680 people also took to the comments section to share their thoughts on the footage.

One TikTok user, Thewintersystem, wrote: "I think the internet is very misinformed about epilepsy and seizures, there are many forms, severity and symptoms that come with seizures."

Kristentheshitpost added: "I have epilepsy too, I recently had a seizure at work and slammed my head on a counter and had to get my head stapled shut. It's no joke."

Cassandra D Taylor typed: "Omg, I suffer from epilepsy as well. People are cruel. Also the memory loss we experience hurts the ones we love. Stay strong."

Newsweek has contacted Lizzzmatthews for comment.

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A stock image of a woman being helped up after having a fit. One TikToker has shared a video of her having an epileptic fit after people accused her of lying about having the condition. iStock