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first daytime seizure...freaking out!!!

hey,

yesterday, i had my first day time szr. i usually have them at night (waking me up) so this is really freaking me out. i had it at school so i'm really scared to go back on monday. no one in the class i was in at the time even knew i was diagnosed with epilepsy so i am really scared of their reactions on monday and if i'll end up having another one in school. i knew it was coming b/c my arm felt funny and i got shaky, i went to the teacher's desk and asked for a nurse's pass then it started. i have whatever the type of szr is called when your mind is completely there but you don't have control of you body. i'm just really scared cuz this is my first daytime one and i'm going off to college next year and i dont want to stay really local if i can.

any advice for how i can react on monday to everyone in my class?
or cope with the fact that my szrs are changing?

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Re: first daytime seizure...freaking out!!!

Submitted by teener on Sun, 2009-10-25 - 07:36

People are generally scared of things they don't understand, and epilepsy is one of those things. I would suggest making an appointment with your neuro ASAP to talk about this day time seizure. I would tell your teachers about this, that way they know how to handle things in an emergency. As far as facing your peers, if they have questions answer them intelligently. Be honest, be forward, but you don’t need to use the over dressing. Epilepsy is a part of your life, and you are a normal person, just like everyone else.  

All the best, Christine

People are generally scared of things they don't understand, and epilepsy is one of those things. I would suggest making an appointment with your neuro ASAP to talk about this day time seizure. I would tell your teachers about this, that way they know how to handle things in an emergency. As far as facing your peers, if they have questions answer them intelligently. Be honest, be forward, but you don’t need to use the over dressing. Epilepsy is a part of your life, and you are a normal person, just like everyone else.  

All the best, Christine

Re: first daytime seizure...freaking out!!!

Submitted by disneylover123 on Sun, 2009-10-25 - 19:37

thanks,

we called the dr. and they said to add a dose in the AM. this will certainly cause a bump in my transferring meds (trileptal to lamictal)

my mom is going to email all my teachers about how to handle them if i were to have another one (which i won't i hope!!!)

it was just so embarrassing and i don't really talk to anyone in that class in the first place, so hopefully all they will say is "i'm glad you're ok" tomorrow.

thanks,

we called the dr. and they said to add a dose in the AM. this will certainly cause a bump in my transferring meds (trileptal to lamictal)

my mom is going to email all my teachers about how to handle them if i were to have another one (which i won't i hope!!!)

it was just so embarrassing and i don't really talk to anyone in that class in the first place, so hopefully all they will say is "i'm glad you're ok" tomorrow.

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