I quickly skimmed through Candi's and your replies. So much of it sounds familiar to me.
The issue with the sun really caught my attention. I was told by my epileptologists that long exposure to the sun can cause dehydration which can cause an imbalance in our meds. This can definitely bring about a 'break-thru' seizure. I have to be cautious since I live in Vegas and don't drive.
I have been on the 'med roller coaster' since my 1st one in '76. My initial seizure was in '75 but when the docs discovered that my seizures were of a different type than what I was being treated for, I had to do a sudden change of meds. Fortunately, I'm a stubborn person who simply shrugged my shoulders and said "ok, what now?" and keep going. I've handled living with ep better than people have expected.
Like Candi said, our meds affect each of us differently, As I said on another discussion, mine cerrtainly did mess with my memory. I also learned that the location of my seizures had a lot to do with my recall.
Keep sharing with us. Gotta go right now cause the second MLB game, KC @ LAA, is underway. Going for the LAA cause KC took out my Oakland A's.
I've been a part of this group for about 4.5 yrs. It has been very inspiring to be able to openly share stories about my ep as well as being a support to others who are seeking a shoulder or ear, in our case eyes.
I stumbled onto this site when looking for answers about a recent test. I was thrilled. Hope you hang around or drop in to let us know how you're doing.
Like Candi, the selections have erased half of my years. It will be 40 years this coming March 27 since my first seizure. It has been a roller coaster of a ride with those big dips as well as little bumps along the way.
Any questions? Is ep a part of your or a loved ones's lfe, or a simple curiosity?
People with ep can certainly have retention issues.
I sure did through my high school and early college years. High school was so frustrating. I knew the answers to tests/quizzes but couldn't recall them until that nite. The light bulb would go on later that day, and I'd kick myself for writing/saying the wrong answer.
As Candi said it can be the meds or the seizures themselves. My ep is located the lobe area that is responsible for memory. The depressant effect of the meds were also a big influence on the downfall of my short-term memory.
If you are in school, find the way that works for you in regards to strengthing your memory. Teachers and counselors can be of great support when they understand the circumstances.
I wish you well. Do your best not to become discouraged. I how it feels when you know something but it just won't come to mind at the right time.