jmpokluda said it well." u guys are not crazy." But I would like to add: your dr's are!!! I went to a neurologist for a year & 1/2 for my epilepsy. she refused to up the dose i was on, which was the lowest dose of the most mild med, when i complained of having several episodes a week on the meds. I knew she was going to kill me. I looked for other neurologists who "specialized in epilepsy". Guess what? that means nothing. It only means that they see patients with epilepsy, & other problems. A specialist is someone who has gone to college a year longer than other neurologists, studying epilepsy only for that year. Then they serve as interns under an epileptologist for several more years, and they only see patients with epilepsy. In my state, there are only 5 epileptologists,(epilepsy specialists), & they work at an epilepsy center together. My epileptologist did more for me in 1 month than my neurologist did in a year & 1/2!!! This is my 1st day on this site, & you are all very smart people, with a lot of information that's useful to me & others. A lot of dr's try to blow u off. don't allow it. I respect a dr more if they say, " i have no idea", or" I don't know". I even had a dr tell me one time, "you are a medical mystery, I have never seen a bacteria be so resistant to this many antibiotics, you know if it spreads to your brain you are dead, don't you? Now go home & try not to worry about
it". lol lol. I fired that dr. too.Most everyone that dies is under a dr's care. There are great drs who have saved lots of lives & we owe them. But there are drs who don't know much about
our illness, & for that reason, we need to seek another dr. It was mentioned earlier in this thread about
the diagnosis of "psuedo seizures". This is typically used to descibe someone who is faking a siezure. It's an insult. someone else said their dr referred them to a specialist. Now that's a dr you can trust. He's helpful & concerned.