I had my first seizure 1 week and 1 day after I left secondary school. After a series of tests ect I was diagnosed with epilepsy on the 11th October this year. Originally I had an EEG and an MRI which showed that I had epilepsy. The MRI also showed that I have got a bleed on my brain. Which I think I must have got at my original seizure as I think I banged my head.
Some of my symtoms include short term memory loss, twitches all of the time, migraines, tonic clinic seizures(2 of these, 1st seizure and 13th December - partly my fault. I stayed up all night to watch UK election results), vacent moments, tiredness, I also have seizures at night.
I'm trying to cope. Which I look like I am to everybody except my mum. I keep shouting at her saying that she doesn't know what it is like in my head. My epilepsy is hereditary however nobody has ever had epilepsy apart from some 3rd/ 4th cousin on my dad's side.
I am currently in year 12 trying to study for my A levels. I am studying politics, business and philosophy and ethics. And in politics I went from a D to a U in a matter of weeks. I'm struggling in my other subjects.
I had to have another MRI for the bleed and am still awaiting results. But I just feel like there is no end to all of this. And that if I have to have an operation I will have to have weeks off school meaning that I will be even further behind.
I was started on Lamotridgine straight away. (Don't quote on spelling). I have got to do a gradual dosage increase and am currently on 75mg morning and night. With no change in seizures.
I know that there are people worse off but I just wanted to write all of this for people that understand. Thanks