I am 17 years old and about 2 years ago I was diagnosed with JME. On
New Years I spent the night at my friends house and got only 2 hours of
sleep. I didn't take my medicine that night (Keppra + Lamictal), or the
next morning. As I left her house (only minutes after waking up) and
began walking to my car I had a few blackouts and even shook a little.
This happens to me if I don't take my medicine/don't get enought sleep
but I didn't think of it as a big deal. I was just thinking about
getting home and going to bed.
As I drove home, which was only 5 minutes away, I felt a little
tired but that was all. That was the last thing I remember because the
next thing I know I was being pulled out of my car onto a stretcher and
into an ambulance. I immediately knew I had one of my grandmal
seizures. I was so confused, and so scared. Later I learned that I had a seizure, run off the road and crashed into a light pole going 45 MPH.
My car was completely totalled but I thankfully was fine and was left
with only a few bruises. I'm not able to drive for a while (and being
17 that feels like it's the worst thing in the world), but I understand
that I should not be allowed behind the wheel of a car right now. I had
been seizure free for about 6-8 months before the accident. This past
week has been so hard for me and my family but I'm trying my hardest to
move on. Anyway.... I am just wondering if anyone else has ever had a seizure while driving?