Sky, I can really relate with you! My seizures came out of the blue in October of 2001. I'm 29 and have no family history of seizures. I was healthy and energetic, I have to children 4 & 5, working fulltime. My life drastically changed. All my eegs came back normal, along with mris, cats, and anything else they could think of. So they went for the pseudoseizure diagianoses(sp). I went to a therapist who agreed with me, that it was absolutely a medical condition, so back to square one. I was just started on Dilantin in November (I think). They have uped it now to 400mg a day. I'm doing alot better. I have went from having seizures every three days to having them every two weeks. They are also less severe. I was having anywhere from one to twenty in that one lucky day to now having one to three in that two week period. I am still working, but I call off more than I work. My bosses have been absolutely wonderful and understanding. They know how hard this has been on me and they try to make it easier on me there. I am really lucky to have such a great place to work for.
My short term memory and long term have really taken a hit though. I'm like you, can't always remember if i have taken my pills. I'm not sure if its the dilantin or not. I really haven't been on it that long so....it could just be the seizures taking a toll on me.
My husband has been great also! He is my rock!!! Without him i would have crumbled along time ago.
Bankruptcy is a familiar word. My husband lost his job awhile back and with me missing so much work, we simply aren't making it!!! We also can't afford filing, how ironic.
Not that yoou wanted to hear my sob story, but I wanted to let you know that many of us are just like you!!! PLEASE keep in touch with us and let us know how you are doing.