Steve is SO RIGHT about not letting epilepsy ruin the only thing you have any control over... your ability to at least enjoy some freedom to do things and go out. Of course, you have to avoid doing anything that could put you in a situation where you could harm yourself or someone else (driving, going up on a ladder, swimming in deep water, etc), but you have to go out sooner or later. I too have had many times where I had seizures in public. And after feeling really anxious and depressed about it, I just make sure someone is with me, then I feel better about it now. I figure, at least if something happens, someone will be there who knows me and to take me home. It's better than a bunch of strangers trying to help me, or worse- trying to rob me, like Steve!!!!
Tracy is right about the triggers. Do you think caffeine has any effect on you?
ShakinMommy-you are so right about science having to catch up!
Post Edited (goodwitch46) : 5/11/2005 9:25:14 PM (GMT-6)