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My Life With Epilespy

All my life I grew up knowing I wasn't suppose to run or blow up balloons or do anything else that might make me hyperventilate. But I don't remember having any seizures. I was on Pheobaratol for most of my childhood. When I was 11 I took an over dose (different story) so eventually they took me off since I hadn't had any real problems with my Epilepsy.

When I was 16 I had an EEG done and it came back abnormal. So I went to the neurologist and he put me back on the medicine. After I started taking it when I would lie down at night I felt like the world was spinning and I would fall of the bed. Kind of like when you're drunk, but I wasn't. I told the neurologist this and complained several times so he just took me off of it all together. Either that or I quit taking them on my own, I don't remember which. At that time to a 16 year old, that doctor was a quack and didn't know what the heck he was talking about. I was fine, invisible, I could take on the world.

But I didn't realize till recently that those we seizures. I had a lot of déja vus. Plus I was having the staring episodes but was also unaware that those too are seizures. I went though my child-bearing years without a problem, at least that is what I thought.