i started having seizures at the age of 11 and was not diagnosed till i was 12! lovely eh!
what was then known as grand mal, but now related as complex partial, which is the kind of epilepsy i have,
i never really understand either even after 22 years of it.
I used to have abscences from time to time without seizure, and had abscences before a seizure takes place. Speak to your doc, or neuro whoever you are under, tell them how you feel, and i mean ask....say you want some answers, as this is all confusing, i still ask questions at my 6 monthly check-ups. But after having a seizure last may i decided i wanted 3 monthly check-ups instead, and have been doing great, since i was put on new meds. Everyone wants answers, i know we don't always get them, but try try try....SHOUT FROM THE ROOFTOPS IF YOU HAVE TO!
i still have my down days.
gl and tc