I have noticed that a lot of stories say that epilepsy was diagnosed when you have been in your late teens or early 20s but has anyone been diagnosed in their late 30s or early 40s?
Mine started 8 years ago when I was 50, I had had Crohns Disease and bad arthritis since I was 30. My firt seizure happened one Friday night at work ( I had my own bar in Spain) in front of a bar full of people, I think it was the shock of my sons death in Iraq six weeks earlier,
I was 47 when I had my first seizure (grand mal). No family history. No triggering event found. No medical explanation. 😕
I had 1 four years Ago. This week I had 2 more one right on the gurneys into the ambulance. I ve had migraines since I was12 and partial seizures in my 40s. Im 53
Mine started when I was 50, totally out of the blue and changed everything.i had moved to Spain a few years earlier and was running my own bar ( Firestone was in the baron a busy Friday night ) thought first one was just that one but later that week had 2 more and doctor sent me back into hospital. The spanish healthcare is brilliant and when discharged week later had had every test going and had definite diagnosis, with that my new car stood unused and I couldn't continue working as I was not allowed to drive......I needed my car for everything and had no one to take me to work every day and lock up every night and go to the night safe at the bank, after 8 months of tying to do it I had to give in and come home.if this hadn't happened I would still be there.