Being newly diagnosed as having some form of epilepsy, and being the kind of person who incessantly researches everything, i have been on the computer for several days. Most of what i am finding is either related to epilepsy in children, or later in life onset. I know i am no spring chicken, but at 49, i refuse to consider that i have entered the "later" part of my life yet I am really curious to know how many people are not diagnosed until their 40s with this heartbreaking condition? Does anyone here have any resources that you could suggest to help me in my research? Do people like me develop epilepsy, or is this something that i have had all along, that just hasn't been recognized for what it is? Looking back on my life now, i am starting to see "episodes" throughout my past, that may in fact have been types of seizures, but I just don't know. My neurologist does believe that the dizzy spells that i have been aware of over the last year and a half, were actually auras, or seizure activity of some sort. Most of the websites i am finding during my searches online, turn out to be drug ads of some sort, its kind of annoying at times.....just another reason i am absolutely grateful to have found this forum. Any info would be great, thanks!