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Hey everyone, just a little bit about me..my name is Natalie I'm currently 21 and was diagnosed with epilepsy in November 2013. It all started when I went out for a friends birthday on 22nd September 2012, I'm not a big drinker so only had a few glasses of rose when I started to feel really strange, I was randomly dropping my drinks after re-buying three times and not taking a sip. I stopped attempting to buy more but we stayed in the bar. When I went outside to wait for my lift home I felt sick, I collapsed on the street, fitting, foaming from my mouth, hyperventilating and my eyes were rolling (so I've been told). I was taken to hospital in an ambulance, still fitting etc., I was treated really badly by the nurses, while I understand they must get fed up with the very drunk people who turn up on a Saturday night, I think the way they treated me was unacceptable. My parents turned up and the nurses just told them I was 'very drunk', which we all believed, I thought I might have been spiked. If only they'd picked up on epilepsy then! For the next year or so I was experiencing some funny turns, I would get really intense deja vu, feel sick and dizzy, have strange hallucinations, smell things which no one else could, it was an out of body experience..like I wasn't there. I started googling my symptoms and come across seizures and epilepsy. The thought scared me a little so I took no further action and just carried on. It just got worse and worse and started happening 3-5 times every day. I kept a diary and went to my GP who referred me to a neurologist, I had an MRI (all clear), EEG which picked up unusual electrical activity on my temporal lobe. I started my medication soon after and was put on Lamatical, 50mg per day..the seizures did not subside and I was sick and heavy headed. I moved on to Keppra, 250mg per day for 10 days then upped the dose to 500mg per day, I couldn't keep any food down for 2 weeks, I lost 1 and a half stone, I felt severely depressed and had horrible thoughts and wished hard that I wouldn't wake up in the morning. I went to my GP, she has put me back down to 250mg per day and prescribed me Omeprazole. The vomiting continues although not after everything I eat and I still have periods of really intense depression, I don't feel like the same happy person I used to be, I'm miserable, I have no self esteem, I have no energy and want to shut everything and everybody out of my life. I find it hard to tell people how I'm feeling, I don't want them to get fed up of hearing it and try to act like everything is okay. It's far from that. I just don't know what to do!? I have an appointment scheduled with an epileptic nurse in the next couple of weeks and a neurologist in October, it seems too far away to wait with the way I'm feeling at the moment.