I am new to the site today and have been doing my own research to try and help myself understand what is going on with my epilepsy. I am 26 and have had seizures since 18 years old. Sometimes I go a year, two years without a seizure. The doctors give me the yeah yeah you had a breakthrough seizure, not sure whats causing my seizures. I'm sure you all know what I mean.... Anyway I had been seizure free for 2 1/2 years until last week when I had a breakthrough seizure. I am currently on Lamictal 500mg/day and this has been way better than the dilantin and other meds I had before. While talking about this most recent seizure somebody suggested to me that aspartame could be causing my seizures. I wasn't sure what aspartame was. So I looked it up and it is an artificial sweetener used in Diet Soda's etc. I drink Diet Coke like a drug addict !!! At least until last week that is..... Nobody ever said anything to me like this, and I figured I may have started drinking Diet Coke around the age when I started having seizures. Does this mean anything to anyone?