Hello I'm 17 years old and have just been diagnosed with epilepsy. It was detected in my sleep deprived EEG which showed a generalised but anterior dominant photo paroxysmal response with spike and slow wave complexes which did not outlast the photic stimulus.
I was told by my GP to stay away from flashing lights and gave examples such as the cinema, theatre etc. But im struggling to cope with this news because it's such a shock and flashing lights are everywhere when you start looking. However I have never had a seizure from flashing lights before and I have been to the cinema before without problems.
I started lamotrigine 100mg twice daily but it was put up to 200mg because I had another seizure without any triggers. The neurologist when he gave the diagnosis said my EEG changes can be seen in people without epilepsy but he thought it lended support to the diagnosis of epilepsy because of my seizures.
I am worried because the medication isn't working he will say you don't have epilepsy and have pseudo seizures. ( non epileptic seizures caused by physcholgical problems) even though I don't have any physcholigical problems.
Please keep me know your response.