I'm very new to the epilepsy community. My husband has being dealing with this since he was 13, he's now 42. His seizures happen at night when his body is very relaxed. I know I need to find some way to deal with my own anxiety about the seizures, but every time they scare me. I wonder what's really happening to him. He told me that his seizures effect the part of the brain responsible for short term memory and that with every seizure it causes more brain damage. I love him so much I don't want him to hurt View Thread
Thank you for the information, I've been trying to find information on epilepsy and haven't had very good success. I want to better understand what is happening and if I can do anything to help minimize the number of seizures he has and to help talk to the doctors. I know he doesn't have a journal right now, but I'll do one and see if he can be motivated to do one as well. Where can I find your book. I read a lot anyway, might as well read as much as I can on this. After talking with Jim he says that the first part of the seizure was a grand mall, then he said he may have been having smaller seizures and that's why it seemed to me that he was just taking a long time to come out of the first one. He was non responsive for about 5 minutes after his grandmalView Thread
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