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  • Fatima Sana Shaikh opened up about her struggle with epilepsy
  • Fatima interacted with fans through an Ask Me Anything session on Instagram
  • 'There are some odd and tough days,' the actor said while talking about epilepsy

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Fatima Sana Shaikh talked about epilepsy during her interaction with fans on Instagram, saying 'I  have never compromised on any effort to do my best. In fact, it pushes and drives me to work harder.'

Actor Fatima Sana Shaikh opened up about her struggle with epilepsy and mentioned how she has been coping with it with the help of medication and workouts. The actor took part in ‘ask me anything’ session on Instagram and answered several fan queries related to the disorder.

On being questioned how epilepsy affected her professionally, the 'Dangal' star said, 'I mean I have to go a bit slow. But I can do everything. There are some odd and tough days. That slows me down. But I have been fortunate enough to work with people I have been dying to work with. And this has not affected my passion and neither have I ever compromised on any effort to do my best. In fact it pushes and drives me to work harder.'

A fan asked her if an epilepsy patient is made to smell a stinking shoe, and the actor said that, 'This is a myth. Please aisa mat karna (please don't do this). Already it's traumatic to come out of a seizure. Last thing you want is to wake up to a stinking shoe! Hahaha! People have done this to me! (vomit emojis) Horrible!'

When a person, who has been suffering from epilepsy since childhood, asked the actor if they could work out too, she said, 'I workout. Keeps the endorphins coming. Makes me feel good.'

A fan asked her about the medication she was on, and the actor denied to reveal the names of the drugs as it wouldn't be safe to take them without a doctor’s prescription. She shared side effects like nausea and migraines from her earlier medication and said she is on a new set of medicines now.

On the work front, the actor was last seen in Anil Kapoor and Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor-starrer Thar'. She has 'Dhak Dhak' and 'Sam Bahadur' in her kitty.

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