Re: Chances of outgrowing Epilepsy?
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.