Had the red measles at 7, high fever with hallucinations.
I felt weird as a kid. Daydreams, does not pay attention in class, does not follow directions, does not interact well with others, and so on was on my report card-along with sucky grades. Something was not right!!
At age 11 had my first Grand mal, as the medical community called it then - 1969 - right after my 1st period. I surmise I had a kindling going on prior to the big one. Idiopathic was my cause (none). As a veteran, I have learned so much. good and bad. My Mother to this day, will hardly discuss my E. (she is 80). She told me for the first time this summer she felt guilty, like it was her fault! The only thing that was bad about it growing up was no one talked about it, and I felt like it was something for me to be ashamed of. No more! Even when I went status in 03', nothing was determined what my cause was, except for triggers.