Hi! I am new here and new to epilepsy and really struggling. I'm struggling with the loss of independence, the loss of my life as I knew it, and the fear and anxiety of the unknown. I never had a seizure in my entire life until two weeks ago. I was driving home from college and had an episode. I sort of lost awareness of what I was doing, kept driving and accidentally accelerated to 55 in a 35. I was completely foolish and stupid and didn't go to a doctor or hospital. I was dizzy, had a headache and lingering confusion afterwards. Then this past Monday, I had another episode at school. I don't remember much about it, except I woke up on the floor. According to witnesses I was mumbling, and fidgeting before and then went down into a full out gran-mal. I went to the ER then to a neuro. I had a CT, MRI and EEG. The diagnosis was adult-onset epilepsy, specifically complex-partial, secondarily-generalized seizures originating in my temporal lobe. I've been put on tripletal and am so terrified!