I have had seizure my whole life, they were Petite Mal when I was a little girl but never treated they lasted up until I had my oldest son at the age of seventeen, and they just went away for 12yrs. and one day I started having the same feeling I used to get when I was little 3 days later I had my first Grand Mal seizure in front of my 2 boys. I was on several diffrent Meds. trying to find one that I could tolerate we finally settled on Depakote. and I only had one more after that a year later. I went 4 yrs. seizure free so meds were discontinued I went another 3yrs. with out any seizures. but I have suffered with Insomnia my whole life and my Dr. had given me Ambein and just a couple of months ago I had a Grand Mal seizure, actually I had 2 in one day 4 1/2hrs. apart. they were so intense that I bent backwards and broke my neck, I just thank God that I wasn't home alone, I did have to go both time to Hospital in ambulance that day. and I am now back on the Depakote but this time I am having issues my hair is falling out to the point it is starting to look like I have balding spots, and my Insomnia is so bad that I sleep no more than 2hrs. a day, so I'm scared that will triger another seizure and they seem to be getting more violent the older I get, is there another med. possibly that has very few side effects. I have been on Dilantin(which I am allergic to) Tegratall, Topamax, and Trileptal. none of those worked for me. isn't there anything out there where you just feel normal? and what about sleep? I have seen a lot blogs on here where Epilepsy patients all suffer from insomnia, does this just all go together? help please I am misreable and my family is scared for me.