I was diagnosed when I was 15,a month before the Junior Cert (big exams).Needless to say they didn't go so smoothly as I wasn't controlled.
I remember I was doing the dishes and I kept having myoclonic seizures and my Mum kept telling me to stop doing that because it was attention seeking behaviour.You see my Dad has epilepsy too but he just has Tonic Clonic seizures,so she'd never seen them before.
I remember putting a plate into a cupboard and then I was at the other side of the house in my eldest brothers old bed with my other older brother sitting on the end of the bed,telling me that Mum was ringing Dad to tell him what happened.
Aren't you lucky I was about 12 when I started with myclonics and after throwing my breakfast around for a few weeks and getting clouted for being stupid my parents began to realise maybe it wasn't me being stupid and maybe there was something wrong then I was taken to lincoln hospital for an eeg
I have had it so long I got a perfect score from the epilepsy foundation. woo Hoo! lol
But, my nephew went to Dubai last week with his mom and dad (my brother) and at the Dubai airport had a grand mal seizure. And a fever of 105. He is almost two. I can not stand not being with him. Did I say that right?Now he is having night terrors. Or nocturnal seizures. I did not see him so I can not truely say. He has a ear and throat infection. I mean, that's how mine started. High fever. Pray for him.
i put at birth b/c my dr says i have had it since then but didnt surface for me til 16.14 yrs ago its heriditary someone in my family dont know who must be on my dads side.but i remember the diagnosis like it was yesterday.cause it killed football for me
I got it from the chicken pox when I was 12 and I am 47 now. I used to space out before that, my mom said. They did not believe my mom when she said I had a seizure. Until I had one in her dental office that she worked in. then it was right on to oh something like pheonobarbitol or one of the tested and true ones.
3 years more or less. got nailed with two in a row, same night.
Watched myself walk in the front door from across the room, screamed in terror (you know...because that just shouldn't ever happen) then seized.
had 3 or 4 since...I think. It's hard to keep track I cant remember them at all.