I'm new to all about epilepsy. I had an EEG today to rule it out, and I'll have the answer within 2 weeks.
I'm turning 22 in october, female. No family history of epilepsy.
But I'm so scared, and I've developed an anxiety of dying.
My symptoms started 3 months ago. I began to experience what my neurologist calls "myoclonic jerks". I get them all day long. When I wake up in the morning, it can take 1/2-1 hour before they start/I notice them. And they sometimes almost stop in the evening.
It's mostly in my legs. Just one or both at the same time. But in can occur nearly everywhere. The most scarry ones are those, that involves my whole body.
Sometimes I get single pins/needles, which sometimes starts of a jerk. And I feel pretty sensitive to touch.
I was told it was just stress. Later, her refered me to an EEG.
I was actually happy, it might "just" be epilepsy. But then I learned about all the horrible types of progressive epilepsy. And I'm so affraid I'm going to get dementia and die young.
Anyone with experience, who knows about the early symptoms of the progressive types of epilepsy?
I'm not sure about the difference between a myoclonic jerk and a myoclonic seizure?