What was your first seizure like?

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Hi everyone and welcome to this new discussion group about living with epilepsy.

I'd like you to share the stories of your first seizures in this discussion: how old were you? Where did it happen? Who was there to help? Were you diagnosed right after this first seizure?

Thank you in advance for telling your stories!

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Beginning of the discussion - 23/11/2017

What was your first seizure like?


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14 - in Design Technology class. I had to concentrate very hard whilst drawing on a light box. The next one was a year later in Maths class where I had to complete some very complex calculations in my head. Both times first aid at the school called for an ambulance to take me to the nearest hospital. I was suspected to have epilepsy but no treatment was sought. It was not till I went to University at 18 that I had my diagnosis of Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy and started taking medications   

What was your first seizure like?

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Thank you for sharing with us @Qingyuan‍ !

I invite other members to join in the conversation emoticon wink

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Morning, my sons first seizure was in august last year in bed on his own he is 21 and this has not got any better definitely worse has ruined his life lost his job can't go or do anything as he has been diagnosed with gram marl/ idiopathic generalised epilepsy and doesn't have any warning signs either , I feel as his mum lost with it all it's been 15 months now and not getting any better I am so worried for him daily .... how do I see your replys to this please ?

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16. Brushing my hair ready for school and I just dropped to the floor without any warning. I don't remember a thing to this day about that morning apart from waking up with a paramedic next to me. My mum dad and 2 sister's all helped me through. Big carpet burn up my face which for a teenage girl was a big deal...but now I'm an adult (27) you realize that a carpet burn meant nothing. Finally after 11 years I'm 1 year seizure free and feel like I can take anything on. 

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My first fit I was only young and my parents  said to me it sounded like two cat fighting I was a sleep at the time. But I could hear everything that was happening around me.  My last fit I have had I was 17 and I had 10 fits in one day. But now controlled with medication.

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Hi my princess is 3 years old was diagnosed with infantile spasms .. she’s been sezuire free since 8months old .. she medicated twice a day .. she was born with it took 8mths to figure it out by doctors she had a sezuire while getting her needles , thank god! Or I would of been sent home once again and told it was cronic colic, she was admitted to hospital kept in for a few weeks bless her .. sezuires are at bay.. but hoping she will grow out of it.. I want to make people more aware 

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Ive had epilepsy sinse birth im now 25 i got properly diognosed at 7 i have a vns which unfortunately doesnt work and there removing . And im on 4 medications

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Hi @Maisiemay‍ , it would nice if you could share your treatment plan with other members in this discussion: Your Daily Treatment

Your experience could be of use to others. Thank you in advance!

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Hi, 

i am 52 and have suffered seizures since birth which was put down to the cords being wrapped round my neck at birth and lack of oxygen to the brain.

i still suffer a lot however over the years the frequency has dropped , in 1995 I went into staticus and took over 40 seizures in a row and had to be put into an induced coma.

i have been put on many various medications over the years and nothing seems to cease the seizures totally however even although I was getting DLA recently changed to PIP for a lot of years PIP have now decided that I am cured and don't need assistance and never will again !!!!! So consultant at hospital and G.P don't know what they are talking about and a stupid little girl knows best I even lost appeal 

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