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My story

Hi. I'm new to this. I had my first seizure when I was 44. Seemed a little late in life to have one. I don't remember any of it. All i remember was asking my husband numerous times where we were going. In April of 2017 I had a seizure while driving. Luckily I didn't hit any other vehicles. Don't remember any of that. Hadn't realized that I had had one that morning. Hubby told be about it later. Spent the night in the hospital. Two weeks ago (Nov.13) I wasn't sure if I had had one. Was taking my granddaughter to the doctor. All I remember was walking towards the door to the building. Next thing I know my husband was talking to me. Everything was black. Could hear but not see. My husband was in the car on the phone. He told me that he had heard a scream then a thump. He had found me on the ground laying on my left side. It took me ten minutes to come out of it. Family doctor checked me over and said everything was fine. My neurologist said that I had had a grand mal. I'm on 250mg of Vimpat. Now just waiting to hear back to see what he wants to do. It is nice to be able to talk to other people.


Seizures can start at any age

Seizures can start at any age so while kids and older adults have a higher incidence, there are people just like you whose seizures started in their 40s. I'm so glad you were ok with the car accident, seizures and driving can be a dangerous combination. Hopefully your doc with get your meds adjusted or check you out enough, hopefully seizure free or much reduced.

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