Fatima Sana Shaikh talked about how she’s dealing with epilepsy using medications and exercise. In an Instagram AMA, the actor answered several epilepsy questions.
When asked how epilepsy affected her professionally, Fatima said, “I’ve got to go a bit slow.”. I can still do everything. Occasionally, there’s a tough day. It slows me down. In spite of that, I got to work with people I’d love to work with. My passion hasn’t faded, and I’ve never compromised on trying my best. She also mentioned that Bijlee, her therapy dog, pushes and drives her to work harder.
She shut down a myth about epilepsy patients having to smell stinky shoes by writing, “This is a myth.” Aisa mat karna (don’t do that). Just getting out of a seizure is traumatic. The last thing you want is to wake up to a stinky shoe! HAHAHAHA! There have been times when people did this to me! Oh my god! (vomit emojis) Absolutely horrible! ”
A user who has epilepsy since childhood asked Fatima if they could workout too, and she said, “I workout.”. Keeps the endorphins flowing. That makes me feel good.” She suggested they consult their doctor.
Fatima didn’t share the names of the medications she was on, since she didn’t think it would be advisable without a prescription. I don’t want to talk about my medication. It’s not safe because I don’t want anyone to follow my prescription. She went on to explain the side effects of the medications, saying that her earlier meds caused nausea, migraines, and sleepiness. “I’m feeling pretty stable now,” she said.
The last time we saw Fatima, she was in Thar. She will be seen in Sam Bahadur and Dhak Dhak in the not so distant future.