Teen with epilepsy takes medication in front of future stepsiblings. Stepdad freaks out.

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A 16-year-old girl with epilepsy is caught in a difficult situation when her future stepdad freaks out over her taking her medication in front of his young children. Despite her mother's lack of support, she stands up for herself and refuses to apologize. But who's really in the wrong here? Read on to find out the details of this contentious family conflict.

Teen with epilepsy faces stigma from stepdad over medication 💊

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Awkward encounter with future stepsiblings. Forced to bond with family.

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Teen with epilepsy faces stepdad's anger for taking medication 💊

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Stepdad shames teen with epilepsy for taking medication in front of kids.

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Stepdad shames teen with epilepsy for taking medication in front of stepsiblings 😔

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Stepdad overreacts after teen takes epilepsy medication in front of family.

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Teen stands up to stepdad, faces punishment for 'attitude' 💪

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Stepdad freaks out when teen takes epilepsy medication in front of future stepsiblings 🙄

Living with epilepsy can be challenging and taking medication for seizures is a part of daily life for those who suffer from it. However, not everyone understands the condition and the need for medication. In this post, a 16-year-old girl with epilepsy shares her experience of being berated by her mom's boyfriend for taking her medication in front of his young children. The stepdad believes that his kids should not be exposed to such 'sights' and that the girl should have been more considerate. The argument escalates, and the girl is left wondering if she is in the wrong. This post highlights the importance of educating people about medical conditions and the need to be understanding and supportive. In the next section, we will see what others have to say about this situation and how they would handle it.

NTA. Concerned commenters urge OP to talk to dad and report abuse.

Hemenucha | Hemenucha

Taking medication for a medical condition is not recreational. NTA 👍

treatyourselftocats | treatyourselftocats

Stepdad's behavior is unacceptable. Talk to your doctor and father.

AffectionateEscape13 | AffectionateEscape13

Teaching children about epilepsy and medication is important. Normalize it! ✨

Inallea | Inallea

Normalizing medication use for medical conditions is important. #EndMedicationStigma 💊

Kris82868 | Kris82868

Commenter calls out adults' behavior in epilepsy medication dispute. 💊

toofat2serve | toofat2serve

Taking medication vs. risking a seizure? NTA made the right choice 💊

FiSouthpaw | FiSouthpaw

Breaking the taboo: Teaching kids to be comfortable with medication 💊

waapple | waapple

Stepdad opposes epileptic medication. Commenters call for caution. ⚠️

alexemalexem | alexemalexem

Don't hide your medication! 💊 NTA for standing up for yourself.

PommieGirl | PommieGirl

Taking medication > having a seizure 🙏🏼

OoohItsAMystery | OoohItsAMystery

Taking necessary medication triggers stepdad's toxic behavior. #NTA 💊

theinfernumflame | theinfernumflame

Breaking the stigma of medication and disabilities for kids 👦👧

KaliTheBlaze | KaliTheBlaze

Safety first! Speak up and seek help from trusted adults. ✅

Unusual_Ad2154 | Unusual_Ad2154

Protect yourself from a controlling stepdad. Keep your medication hidden.

_Jerkus | _Jerkus

Standing up against ableism and ignorance. NTA 🙌

Aitafan92 | Aitafan92

Taking medication for epilepsy is not a shameful act 💊 #NTA

ShinigamiLuvApples | ShinigamiLuvApples

Stepdad thinks medication is drug abuse. NTA needs help.

Otherwise-Topic-1791 | Otherwise-Topic-1791

Teen with epilepsy faces unsupportive stepdad's ignorance and drug stigma 👌

ScrevyRevington | ScrevyRevington

Don't stay silent! Speak up against abusive behavior! 🚨

storm5176 | storm5176

Skepticism and personal experiences shared in the comments 🤔

mdthomas | mdthomas

Taking medication is a life lesson 🙌 #NTA

ColdstreamCapple | ColdstreamCapple

Taking medication is better than having a seizure 💯 NTA

coxa8c | coxa8c

Taking critical medication for epilepsy is not something to shame. 💊

Syrasha_ | Syrasha_

Speak up to prevent potential abuse 👊

Slach31 | Slach31

Teaching kids about safe medication use is important. 💯

Official_loli | Official_loli

Supportive commenters defend teen medicating in front of stepfamily 💊

ilovekittenssss | ilovekittenssss

Future stepdad shames teen for taking epilepsy meds. NTA.

greentiger79 | greentiger79

Prioritizing health over stigma - NTA wins the day 🙌

shanna811 | shanna811

Stepdad's discomfort with medication is unreasonable. NTA for standing up.

classicemo | classicemo

Concerns raised for teen's safety and medication access 👀

GarlicButterGarnet | GarlicButterGarnet

Stepdad's control issues causing family tension, NTA suggests moving out.

Kelski94 | Kelski94

Tense family dynamic revealed in comment section 😱

BetterDayz13 | BetterDayz13

Compassionate comment sharing personal experience and offering advice. 🙌

Federal-Ferret-970 | Federal-Ferret-970

Supportive comment encourages OP to prioritize safety and seek help 🙏

11arwen | 11arwen

Mom's boyfriend oversteps boundaries with stepchild's medication. Support system needed. 🙏

gabc75 | gabc75

Stepdad's ignorance about epilepsy causes unnecessary stress on teen. 🧐

majesticjules | majesticjules

Taking medication at home triggers stepdad's inappropriate response. NTA.

SenpaiRanjid | SenpaiRanjid

Educating kids about medication is important 🩹❤️

cassiaclay | cassiaclay

Stepdad shames teen for taking life-saving meds. NTA seeks advice.

TinaMonday | TinaMonday

Toxic stepdad. Supportive commenters suggest moving out or faking seizure 💊

drbarnowl | drbarnowl

Taking medication for a medical condition is nothing to be ashamed of 💊

101bees | 101bees

Being considerate and open about medical condition is important. ❤

Freezxd2O9 | Freezxd2O9

Stepdad overreacts to epilepsy medication, commenters support OP (NTA) 🙌

ShadowKraftwerk | ShadowKraftwerk

Concerned commenter questions safety with stepdad and medication 💊

Silverbird22 | Silverbird22

Stepdad refuses to understand teen's medical condition, jeopardizes health. NTA

Substantial_Mud9230 | Substantial_Mud9230

Heartbreaking situation🥺. Mother prioritizes boyfriend over son's health. NTA.

cmlobue | cmlobue

Stepdad overreacts to medication, commenters suggest CPS intervention 🤔

missandryah | missandryah

Speak up and clear the air! 🗣️

Pristine-Payment | Pristine-Payment

Standing up to stepdad's ignorance about epilepsy medication 💪

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Taking medication for a serious condition ≠ using drugs 💊

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