Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

I have had Seizures since I was a little girl I was ina car accident when I was 5 years old and fell out of a car and split my head open I was in the Hospital for 1 month afterwards with a Concussion. I started a having these staring spells which at the time I didn't know they were small Seizures. My Parents didn't know either they took me to the Doctors and they said I was ok when I was 17 I had my 1st Gran Mal Seizure. I was so scared I didn't know what was going on. I was put on Dilantin which I am still on today but as I got older the Seizures got worse and I was having more and more of them. I was on a lot of Medications and they were not helping me. I was seeing my Nuerologist on a regular basis so he suggested that I go see a brain Surgeon. I went and saw the Surgeon but she told me the Seizures were not a result of the car accident I was in as a child she said I was born with them. The Type of Epilepsy was called JME but it was supposed to be easy to control but in my case that was not so I was still having problems. So my Nuerologist suggested Surgery for me it was fairly new but it seemed to be helpful for people with epilepsy.In 2005 I got the Vagas Nerve Stimulator it's in implant it works similar to a pacemaker but this is for seizures. I have not had a Gran Mal Seizure in 20 Months. It has helped me so much I feel like I am able to lead a normal life with this as far as my Seizures go.

princessv71 princessv71
31-35, F
Feb 14, 2009