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21YO Woman's Bizarre Condition Makes Her Suffer A Memory Loss Every Time She Is Happy
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21YO Woman's Bizarre Condition Makes Her Suffer A Memory Loss Every Time She Is Happy

For Megan Jackson, happiness is a luxury as some of the most joyful times in her life has triggered fits

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Editor’s note: This article was originally published on March 21, 2021. It has since been updated.

Almost everyone longs for happiness but the yearning is a lot more for this 21-year-old TikToker who developed functional neurological disorder [FND] five years ago. Her condition is such that she has to keep a diary to even remember details about her other half. What makes things complicated is that the woman, Megan Jackson, experiences memory loss when she gets too excited, is surprised, laughs too much, or hears a loud noise. Her partner Tara Sorkin, 22, plays music to jog Megan’s memory but is always careful to not trigger her condition. This also means that the couple may not consider a marriage proposal as it may end up triggering Meghan as it did when she watched her horse win the Grand National, reported the Daily Star

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Megan says her life has changed dramatically since she was diagnosed with FND at 17. She was rushed to the hospital by mum Sanchia Jackson, 45, after suffering up to 35 seizures a day that made it difficult for her to walk and talk. "It's so depressing. I have seizures pretty much every day. I only need to laugh then I have a fit. It affects every part of my life. I can cope with the seizures because I really don't have a clue what's going on when they're happening, but it's the memory loss [too]," she said. 

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