... Hello, I have been having simple partial seizures for about ten years now. We only recently diagnosed them as seizures, as before we thought they were mere anxiety attacks since they happened so infrequently (like once a year) and also because I've always struggled with stress/anxiety.
My simple partial seizures are like this: I get an overwhelming sense of deja vu... (0 replies)
... y seizures almost exactly. I've only had 8 gran mal seizures since they started in Oct. 2001. In my opinion, I have 2 major triggers for my gran mal seizures. Stress and lack of oxygen. ... (3 replies)
... the very least an indication that I probably don't have PNES, which I already felt was unlikely because my episodes don't seem to have any connection to mood or stress or anything like that. But I'm not a doctor and certainly not a neurologist. And I still have no clue what that EEG looked like. ... (7 replies)
... But I want to ask u it has been 25 days since my seizure attack. ... (9 replies)
... It is normal and standard procedure for doctors to wait to see if there is a second seizure before prescribing medication. Some people go through life experiencing one seizure and then nothing else. ... (9 replies)
... My doctor didn't started my medication after my first seizure because he want me to wait till second comes. ... (9 replies)
... I wouldn't stress on 500mg/day of Keppra. I'm taking 5000mg!! 3000 is considered max (but there really isn't a maximum). I think the doc wants to make sure you will not have seizures before reducing them. Just to be safe.
After I had a brain surgery that got rid of my seizures, they in fact added a med for a month for an extra layer of protection, so they had me on 4... (4 replies)
... may have had a drop seizure in middle school. ... (2 replies)
... Whew! You have a lot going on, poor thing. It must be so frustrating.
I'm not a doctor, and it sounds like you've seen the proper ones based on your symptons. Remember, a normal EEG doesn't show whether or not you have Epilepsy. Keep a journal and jot down anytime you feel "funky." JOurnals help docs immensly.
Due to your family history w/the heart, it can't hurt to have... (5 replies)
... Most people don't die from seziures: I started having seziures when I was 6 and continued through out my teen years. Almost 2 years ago I went to a new dr for what I thought was anexity. My heart felt funny at times so I thought it was stress. He did a ekg just in case. It came back abnormal. I was sent to a heart DR where I found out I had a genetic heart condition... (11 replies)
... Until you can have some tests run, try to remain as stress free as possible and get plenty of sleep. Keep your sleep patterns even. ... (1 replies)
... My sister just had a seizure at age 61. She's never had one before. She was on an airplane and felt hot and dizzy. Then she was out. ... (3 replies)
... So Im not taking anything but have eliminated some stress from my life and I have had no further seizures. I did have a very strange nightmare one night...I rarely have bad dreams.... ... (5 replies)
... katytxmom: How old are you? It is very possible these are seizures. It sounds like either simple partial or complex partial. Take a look at what you're eating. Foods with MSG, Soy, gluten and nitrates can trigger seizures. See if you can get to an endocrinologist and get your hormones checked. Soy is a phytoestrogen and messes with your estrogen levels. I have seizures... (4 replies)
... ng a woman my problems are related to estrogen dominance. Hormones control your brain more than you know. It's the same thing with people that have migraines. Seizure meds are prescribed for migraines. ... (6 replies)
... sometimes every three or four weeks. I had 5 seizure weekly. After all the usual tests, epilespy was ruled out. I had blood work, CT scans, ECG, normal neurological exam, normal electrolites and an EEG etc. ... (6 replies)
... My last seizure was in 2000 and was only brought on due to tremendous stress. Before that I was seizure free for many years as well. ... (0 replies)
... Having seizure aches and fuzzy head a week after is not uncommon. ... (7 replies)
... You're lucky you didn't get in an accident. That happened to me 2 years ago and I totaled my car and now I can't drive until I'm 6 mo. seizure free. ... (7 replies)
... They're nothing to fool with and be careful if you're driving. I wasn't and totalled my car and now I can't drive until I'm 6 mo. seizure free. Meds don't work for me. ... (2 replies)