I had my first ever tonic-clonic seizure last Thursday, before then I now realise I also appear to have been experiencing focal awareness seizures too (deja vu, rising feeling in stomach). My first 2 EEGs showed some evidence of typical epileptic activity but were not enough to make a diagnosis. However, considering my age, the deja vus, and a strong family history of epilepsy, my doctor is going with an epilepsy diagnosis.
So, next week I'll be in for a 72-hour video EEG as an inpatient. I just want to know what I can expect, what were people's experiences? How can I prepare for the practicalities? Naturally I will speak with my doctor in more detail about this, but I don't live in my native country (from UK, live in Switzerland) and would appreciate hearing some personal perspectives in English too.
This website has been a real treasure trove of information during this confusing time for me, so thank you all!