Hey guys, I'm 18 and I had no problems or signs of epilepsy growing up. Then out of nowhere, a couple months ago I started having seizures, had an MRI/EEG, and was diagnosed with epilepsy. Ever since it started, I've felt completely different mentally. I feel pretty "foggy", disconnected from what's going on around me, my memory has been worse in all respects, and I can barely do schoolwork that was easy for me before.
I'm really having a hard time dealing with this. The only part of the day I look forward to anymore is going to sleep at night, because I just hate being awake. My neurologist says that I could go back to normal once I've found the right medication and all that, but everywhere I read on these forums, it really doesn't seem like people go back to normal.
Is it even possible to go back to "normal", how I felt before my seizures started? Has it worked out for everyone else? Because the idea of feeling this way for the rest of my life is driving me a little crazy here.