No one can figure out what's WRONG with me...

Hi guys! My name is Angie and I am 20 years old. I live in a small town called Graysville and I have been too many doctors for my Epilepsy disorder. The Neurologist I see now calls them "spells" although I have seen and taken care of my sister through her seizures. She has Partial Seizures with some paralization on her right side. My niece Sonniah also has Head Drop seizures. Anyway...on to my epilepsy or "spells".

When I have an episode I almost ALWAYS have a SEVERE migraine before it starts. Its so bad that it pounds and my head moves with the pounding. I know its a seizure migraine because the migraine is behind my eyes and so I lay down on my side like my mom taught me. I lay there and try to relax and hope my migraine goes away. When it procedes to worsen i prepare for my seizure to start. It starts out with either my left or right arm twitching and my eyes rolling back. My legs usually go stiff and sometimes I am or I am not concious or aware of what is going on. I can't talk during the seizure but I can hear my mom or boyfriend asking if i can hear them and by communicating I can squeeze their hand to let them know I'm aware that they are there. When the seizure goes away I sometimes cry because of my legs going stiff it gets painful. I think the pain is because of the arthritis in my knees but i'm not sure.

If anyone has any idea of what kind of seizures these could be or if you have any idea of what could help me PLEASE let me know. I am begging for help. I can't drive, work, or anything. I really need to get my life back together. I mean I am only 20 years old and I have my whole life ahead of me.



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