Seizure warning signs

Common Questions and Answers about Seizure warning signs


Since you are new to this, the best advise I can give you is to learn the w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rning <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>signs</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> of when his glucose level is getting low. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> way, you will be able to recognize it in time to get him food/drink. It takes a lot of practice and it's definitely a scary thing because it's horrible to watch someone having a seizure. anyway, my opinion is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> your husband didn't get to the point of actually having a seizure but rather the stages leading up to it. I hope this helps!
Then, about 6 weeks ago, I woke up staring into the faces of about 8 paramedics. I had a grand mal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>seizure</span> in my sleep with absolutely no w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rning. So---please be careful. I am just glad it did not happen while I was driving my kids down the road. Now, I can't drive for 6 months. Better safe than sorry.
I have read an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> this can manifest itself in some memory loss if a person has had many very severe lows an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> were left untreated for hours (the danger at night is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> we may sleep through the w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rning <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>signs</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> and not treat the hypo until it has been a problem for hours).
it sounds like an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> you have an aura before your seizures. you can consider it as a "warning" an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> a seizure is coming.
an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan>'s when you feel you are lost in time. These are warning an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>signsan> of a seizure.
She gets a feeling about 30 seconds to 2 minutes before she becomes unconscious and unresponsive. These w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rning <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>signs</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> before hand are lightheadedness, dizziness and blurred vision. When she becomes unconscious she is unresponsive for anywhere from 15- 22 minutes. During this time her eyes are rolled back in her head, her face becomes bright red, her hands are ice cold and her body is twitching. She has had some cardiology work ups, including ecg and echocardiogram all came back clear.
actually I looked it up and the type I was thinking of is "petit mal" seizures. These are mostly found in children but due to hormonal issues these can be present in a thyroid patient. Below I copied and pasted the definations of certain types of seizures from my saved file. These are listed under generalized seizures if you want to read more.
* The symptoms and early w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rning <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>signs</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> to prevent a diabetic seizure? * Does your BF have a home glucose test meter? Know the proper testing times? Know the normal test values? * When feeling the onset of a seizure has he/you tested his blood sugar levels? * Does he understand and follow a strict diabetes control and management - diet, weight, exercise? These are items an Endo can go over with him and you to help get his diabetes under better control.
- a sense an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> a seizure's coming before it happens, and it sounds like his w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rning <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>signs</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> are an aura. I didn't see spiders or fireworks, but I had my own weird things an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> happened (smells particularly), and it just seems like it's a similar feeling. But like I said, I know nothing about vertigo, and my seizures were non-epileptic. Just a similar story to try to help you make sense of things.
however they ignored me and i told them i had a ptsd background and any trauma an dany distubing <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>signs</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> was danger to me. i also had blood preasure surges and sugar surge at an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> time. when this began i had ability to fight and correct. but drs did not assist an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> and left me rough shod and careless. ignored every thing i saw was a warning sign. i was medical very alert and no drugs postive life style . ever. athletic and down to earth with a artistic life and fun.
Unfortunatelt some lows do come without w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rning. last week dropped to 39. i have been an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> low beefore with no <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>signs</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> or symptoms. last week i did have related seizure. first time ever in my hx an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> a seizure was observed. is there something an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> would have added to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan>. now i am terrified of having hypo related seizure activity. any input?
He was 8 years of age, approximately 80lbs, and showed no <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>signs</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> of being sick before he passed. The night before he played like he always had and ate his dog food as usual. On the morning of his passing he was with me in my room most of the morning. He slept most of the time (which was normal for him) and I gave him crust from a sandwich I was eating.
Each person has different type of auras. The common w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rning <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>signs</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> before a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>seizure</span> are sleep disruption,nausea,headache,irritability,depression,numnbness on one side of body, changes in ability to interact with things happening and surroundings etc .People with partial complex seizures are more likely to have auras. For more details and assistance consult a neurologist. I sincerely hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
does me having a seizure prove the tumor wasent the cause? i allways have w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rning <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>signs</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> but last nite it hit so fast .my family doctor wants me off dilantin. she tells me it has bad side effects.i cant take topimax it built so much pressure in my head and eyes i had to go to the the only family member on both sides an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> have seizures.after my crainotomy i had one and got such a bad headache and throwing up, last nite the same headache . will i get bad headaches after my seizures now?
How likely is it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> he is in bad danger of having a seizure when something comes up and he can't get drunk 1 night? Will w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rning <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>signs</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> preceed the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>seizure</span>? For instance will he be jittering and shaking, sweating all the stuff you read about before this comes on, or can he just instantly have a seizure? I thought the seizure and DT thing was more for people who have been drinking daily all throughout their 20's and 30's decide to stop in their 40's without help.
I do not know if low blood pressure can cause them I would suggest an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> you contact your PCP and ask him /her to do tests to find out what is wrong.
If you're getting a decent warning time and not a sudden onset, it's more likely it's externally related and not due to a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>seizure</span> disorder. Try to watch for the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>signs</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> and sit or lie down quickly until it passes. I'm not sure on what tramadol is, but I think it's got an opiate base in it. Which means it can cause seizures.
he dont have any an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>signsan> of epilesy , other than the nose bleed and blacking out. i do have w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rning <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>signs</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>, i have really learned mine. i can perdict my seizures 80% of the time.i have them in my sleep sometimes . i will have him checked out by a neuro. i have a question about my last seizure,i posted last week it got lost. my seizures has changed after my crainotomy. i was asleep on the couch and i had one , my husband said it lasted about 5min and i was out for about 15min.
Other than an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan>, I'd have her going to a neurologist and/or cardiologist to rule out more major causes, especially since she didn't have w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rning <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>signs</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> before fainting. Hopefully it is something really easy, like low blood pressure from the standing. It isn't uncommon in children, but you'll feel much better to have her checked out first.
which can be like what you described of a smell (any sudden change in senses) can be the w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rning <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>signs</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> of a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>seizure</span> in epilepsy and in some forms such as temporal lobe epilepsy what goes on may not be typical seizures but cause mental changes. You have a lot going on. You should talk all this over with your psychiatrist and perhaps ask for a referral to a neurologist as well.
also some people have w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rning <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>signs</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> before they have a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>seizure</span>, letting them know an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> something is up. So an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> maybe what your son's tummy aches are, his warning. My dad rolls his eyes to the top of the lid, not all the way back but as far up as they can get without being rolled back. Good luck, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> is horrible for a two year old to go through. I am the mother of a 4 year old, and I have a lot of sympathy for you and him. Hopefully they aren't seizures and he will be fine. Good luck!
It's time to "splain the facts of life" to hubby. He is being childish, immature, self-centered and irrational. He needs to be read the riot act. He need a thorough neurological examination to include an MRa, MRI and other such tests as the physician may prescribe. This isn't the year 1886. While some seizures have unknown etiologies, it is also possible to develop the problem from a tumor, both malignant and benign.
now if i get deja vu i know its a w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rning sign a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>seizure</span> is comming. i get the tengling feeling something like cold chills under my scalp. sometimes i get so sick to my stomach it feels so real. i just wanted to share my symptoms as someone with epilepsy. i use to have all my seizures while i was sleeping , now i have them while im awake. have you ever woke up sore and so tired you just cant hardley move? deja vu is just 1 of my warning an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>signsan>. im not saying you have epilepsy ,just my experance.
Smelling a certain smell prior to an event of 'death stare' is a common description of a complex partial <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>seizure</span> (a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>seizure</span> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> starts focally in the brain). Other things an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> suggest seizures is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> you were tired and had trouble walking after the event, and the fact an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> the spells were apparently treated with topamax. I would suggest a 2 hour sleep deprived EEG (electro-encephalogram-brain wave test) to look for an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>signsan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> would suggest a focal epilepsy.
a few minutes after an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan> she had a grand mal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>seizure</span>. (First <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>seizure</span> ever). Rushed to the hospital by ambulance. She had 1 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>seizure</span> in ambulance, 2 more in the ER. Cat Scan showed nothing. She was put on seizure medication, but seizures continued. She was also given bacterial and fungal medication, in case of encyphillitis, etc., Ran every possible test imaginable, all came back negative. Spinal Fluid showed elevated white blood cells. Doctors could not figure out what was causing her seizures.
anyone who has experienced an episode of hypoglycemia describes a sense of urgency to eat and resolve the symptoms. and, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thatan>'s exactly the point of these symptoms. They act as w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rning <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>signs</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>. at this level, the brain still can access circulating blood glucose for fuel. The symptoms provide a person the opportunity to raise blood glucose levels before the brain is affected.
This person I know just had partial complex seizures. no w<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>rning <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>signs</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> at all...EVER. No aura's either. They have had surgery and have not had one seizure since. It's so strange, from a person having seizures every day or ervery other day to none, God Bless the surgery.