Hi! My name is Rachel. I am 19 years old. Although I am new to the forum I am no newcomer to epilepsy. This is the first time, however, I am experiencing it in my adult life. ok, so, a little bit of background. I started having seizures when i was nine years old but they were so mild that i wouldn't go unconscious and the doctors would think i was having panic attacks. but then when i was 12 i had a grand mal seizure in the middle of science class and so i was put on a high dosage of lamictal until i was 17. the doctor told me that since i hadn't had a seizure since i was 12 i could be weened off of it but that i couldn't drive for 6 months. well, i had just gotten my lisence and i wasn't giving it up so i decided to weene myself off of the medication and was fine until about four weeks ago. I am now taking a drug called topamax. I was wondering if there were any other epileptics in this forum who are in college and what you do about schoolwork because i am finding memory and reading difficult. My screen name is shoestringilness just IM me anytime!