After reading all the posts, I just have to say...I'm glad I'm not alone. I have had epilepsy for nearly 25 years and just had brain surgery 5 months ago. Back when I was 22, I didn't even realize it was complex partial seizures I was having for the first 4 years before I was diagnosed. I thought I was just overtired and feeling sick.
For years I thought all my episodes were seizures. It was a real eye-opener when, during my video-EEG to prepare for my brain surgery, the camera captured a "seizure" on the video. After it was over, I asked the technician who watched me the whole time if she saw me have the seizure, and she told me I didn't have any seizure activity on the EEG! I learned from researching that a significant number of people with epilepsy have NES as well. My doctor didn't make me feel like there was something wrong with me.
The bottom line- always work to find the BEST solution, work WITH a doctor that you trust, and SUPPORT the ones you love emotionally.
complex partial seizures since 22
lamictal 200mg 2x/d
zonegran 150mg 3/d