What are the chances of outgrowing Epilepsy? How would you know if you could outgrow it? If you have had a brain injury or scarring does this not give you a good chance? Or do people outgrow Epilepsy whether its a brain injury or not?
ok im going to go on experience here and what everyone has always told me. i have had generalized szs since i was five, i am twenty now. i thought i was only having tcs but later learned that i was having absence szs as well. the drs always told me that there was a very good chance that i could outgrow the szs. i was pretty well controlled though, so that may have something to do with it and i had nothing show on the mri. i dont think you can outgrow if there is a lesion on the brain, but im not sure on that. the chances of outgrowing also depend on the type of szs. i was always told that it was easier to outgrow if they were generalized szs. i still havent outgrown mine but i still believe i can, my mom outgrew hers when she was about 22 or so. anything is possible.
I started having seizures when I was 11 or 12, and I was told that it was possible that I may grow out of them because many children who have epilepsy grow out of it after puberty because of all of the changes the body goes through. I was kind of on the cusp, though, because of my age, so my doctors thought it was possible, but not likely.
Well, I didn't figure it out until a few years later, that my seizures are catamenial, which means that they are related to my hormones and monthly cycle. So I developed them when I started going through puberty. So I'll probably have them all my life, or at least until I go through menopause.
So it depends on the type of epilepsy. A lot of children grow out of their epilepsy, most adult-onset epilepsy sticks around, and I think if there's an injury that causes it, the seizure will probably always stick around unless surgery is done to remove the damaged portion of the brain that causes them.
I don't know if 'out-grown' is the right term. There are alot of people that have had epilepsy and then their seizures will just stop.
Dr's usually like to keep in touch with you-checking on you-and would probably like you to stay on your meds-and probably start to cut back on the meds you take after being seisure free for at least 1 year.
The are several people that their seizures could start again.