Kathleen's Story

Kathleen Brown was first diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy at the age of 12. She's been seizure free for more than a year now but reflects on the treatment she's received, working out that she's been prescribed at least 10 different drugs over the years.

Kathleen's story starts as a little girl. She recalls being out playing and getting a "tingling" in her fingers and thinks she had absence seizures - not being aware of what was going on around her but being told by classmates after school that teachers chastised her for being inattentive.