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Parents dealing with my epilepsy

I was diagnosed officially three months ago with absence seizures along with epilepsy. Since then I would have a seizure every 15-25 days. My last three seizures have been while sitting in the passenger seat of my dad’s car while he is driving, in motion. These last for 30 seconds to 1 minute, and then I snap out of it and don’t remember a thing. Overall, I feel somewhat fine after the seizures except for a little headache on my left temple (where the EEG results show an abnormality for epilepsy). Other than that I feel fine.

My dad is always more worried about these episodes, and gets worked up over them while I stay calm and collected. He is the only one that lives with me, but has to tell my brother and his ex-wife (my mom) who then get worked up over all of this too. I get kinda embarrassed after he keeps asking and talking about these seizures, to the point where I want to hide from him the rest of the day. Does anyone else have a similar story? What should I do or tell them?


 Hi ocdrums12, Thank you for

 Hi ocdrums12, Thank you for sharing your story, it sounds like you have a great support system! The Wellness Institute,, provides tools and strategies to better assist you and provide support for your family as well. For additional information for family members & caretakers please visit , & it's helpful to connect with other people who live with epilepsy or care for someone with epilepsy,  to ask questions, share experiences, find & give support to each other, by contacting your local Epilepsy Foundation at, & , to find support groups, events, and programs in your community. If you, or your family has additional questions, please contact our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-332-1000, ,  , where a trained information specialist can connect you to resources,  provide referrals and additional support.Additionally, you and your family may want to consider along with her doctor, having a device that can help track  seizures by visiting, , and by keeping a seizure diary, , as another self-management tool. These tools may be helpful in managing medication & other therapies,identifying & tracking seizures, other symptoms, recognizing triggers and health events that may affect seizures and wellness, which can be shared with your healthcare team. 

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