Hello and welcome to health care magic!
Your problem can be summarized to episodes of unconsciousness
following some stressful life events in 2009- 2010, following which all reports were normal. Then she had a fall and developed cerebral oedema and was put on tablet Eptoin and so far keeping fine.
I have witnessed such cases in my clinic and I feel that the earlier episodes of unconsciousness were due to stress only. During such episodes, patient may fall down and appears unconscious for some time but dosen't have any other symptom like tonic -clonic (jerky and symmetrical ) body movements, or frothing from mouth, tongue bite
, bleeding from mouth, or incontinence
of urine or feaces, or any major injury. So, they appear more to be non-epileptic kind.
As she developed cerebral oedema following the accident, it was right on part of the doctor to put her on Eptoin tablet. This was to prevent occurrence of any new neurological event, like seizure. In my clinical experience, this medicine is not required for long time unless there is any brain injury
. Usually six months are enough.
Moreover, your wife is sensitive to stressful situations and currently tensed regarding your daughter's education. If I were in your place, I would take her to a psychologist
or a psychiatrist
and take an opinion. I would say that she can be helped much with counselling
sessions which will improve her stress coping ability and prevent further episodes of unconsciousness.
Hope this answer helps you. Please feel free to ask any more question on this matter.
Dr. Manisha Gopal