First I will give you my background.
Im 26 years old, Have never had any medical problems and am in the military (though not for long because I am being medically discharged). No family history of seizures.
Last August I sitting in a restuarant with a co-worker. We had finished eating and was just chatting to take up the hour we get for lunch. Next thing I know I wake up in Ambulance. With a very intense pressure (not really a headache) in my head and so tired I cant lift my head and dont feel like moving. The next time I wake up I am in the ER (not sure if I passed out again or if I fell asleep from being tired). It wasnt until my friend made it to the hospital did I find out that I had, had a seizure. He described it to me and after researching online and talking to the doctor it was the gran mal type.
So I had an EEG done that showed nothing. I had an MRI done, that showed my left temporal node was slightly smaller than my right. My Neurologist told me not to worry that I was probably one of the 90% that will never have another seizure.
So I did, then in October I have a second gran mal seizure. Neurologist tells me that I have epilepsy and puts me on medication.
After researching I also know that I have had several minor seizures.
Now on to my question... Do you trust your medication? I am almost at the end of the six months of no driving and have had no major seizures since October. I am a little skittish about driving again. I read some post about having triggers/auras and warning signs before you have a seizure. I do not seem to have any warnings.
Another thing I am skittish about is being left alone with my 2 kids (2 yo and 4yo) for an extended period of time. My wife went out of town for business for a week and I was skittish about having a seizure by myself with them so they stayed with Grandparents.
How much of a "Normal" life do you all live with having epilepsy?