I Am A Epileptic . Ask Me Anything.

I have epilepsy...unless you couldnt guess that from the title =D Go ahead & feel free to ask...anything lol

FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3
18-21, F
6 Responses Mar 12, 2010

Epilepsy is a funny thing. I'd have to look it up again but just because someone has seizures doesnt mean they have epilepsy. Other problems have to be ruled out before it is classified as epilepsy. Other conditions can cause seizures. Like if you have cancer & you're having seizures you're not considered to have epilepsy. But if you have seizures & they are no other reasons for you having seizures aside from there being something going with your brain signals (or whatever you call it) then you have epilepsy. Its confusing but if you look it up they explain why it gets hard to classify who does & who doesnt have epilepsy.<br />
As for driving, people with epilepsy can get a license but generally if you are on meds and/or are seeing a doctor you need to have a **** load of paper work filled out by them! I know this changed here In Ontario, but you need to be seizure free for either 2 or 5 yrs depending on your seizure type & severity.

Grand mal? Sounds very familiar, how I used to dread that feeling.I'd be unconcious for quite a while and then I'd sleep for half a day and wake up with a bursting headache. Every 6 wks. occaisionaly a couple months went by without one. This went on for about 8 yrs.Thank god I havn't had any ( except for mini's about a 1 second blackout, I can drive ) for about 10 yrs. >And hlpflwthat, a lot of epilectics are perfectly normal otherwise. I'm married have kids, the oldest a straight A second grader. Am I bragging? :-)

Grand mal? Sounds very familiar, how I used to dread that feeling.I'd be unconcious for quite a while and then I'd sleep for half a day and wake up with a bursting headache. Every 6 wks. occaisionaly a couple months went by without one. This went on for about 8 yrs.Thank god I havn't had any ( except for mini's about a 1 second blackout, I can drive ) for about 10 yrs. >And hlpflwthat, a lot of epilectics are perfectly normal otherwise. I'm married have kids, the oldest a straight A second grader. Am I bragging? :-)

Are seizures the only 'symptom' of epilepsy? I guess I'm wonderin if there are other are other 'lesser known' effects of epilepsy ... other ways that if affects your life. And what bout drivin ... is that a no-no?<br />
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I've met a couple epileptic follk an hadn' any idea that they 'were'.

Mm I can usually hear distant voices, some real, others not. Everything around me changes....it reminds me of silent hill...if you ever watch the movie...when the sirens go off & the environment shifts...creates a different scene...other times I have seizures where I dont know i've had them...except for the fact that time goes missing...each type of seizure is a different experience

Thank you for your openness. Do you remember what happens around you when experiencing a seizure? Sorry if this sounds weird, but that's why I'm asking it here :) I was just wonderinf what exactly you are perceiving at that moment.