I recently visited my Neurologist after having some extreme flares caused by my CNS lupus (epilepsy). Is there anyone else who suffers with what she described as "non-epileptic seizures?" It is believed that around 30% of epileptics have these types of seizures, and it is down to suppressed emotional issues. I am an incredibly deep person, and do not, under many circumstances, enjoy sharing my problems with anyone. I don't want their sympathy, and it makes me feel as though I am craving it. Does anybody else have issues with guilt when laying all of one's problems "on the line" (so to speak)? And do you believe that a build up of guilt can really cause so many psychological problems? No matter what reassurance I get from my family, doctors or friends telling me that I cannot help being ill, it doesn't seem to sink in. I'm now being referred to a neuro-psychologist to help talk through my issues... This illness isn't going to go away, and no matter who says it, I'm always going to feel guilty. How on earth is this going to help me???