Seizure first person

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Avatar n tn i had a seizure for the first time in 28 yrs , ive been off my meds Phenobarbitaol since january 2008 , the people i was with when it happen in the morning of camping out of state,, said it lasted 15 mins, is this possible? they said i was stiff and arms out layin on side , eyes in head, but eyelids closed.
401370 tn?1233328282 yes a person can have brain damage from seizures. If they stop breathing for a period of time. What caused the seizures? Withdrawal? Too much ?
1653487 tn?1303527762 I just recently had my first (that I am aware of) seizure at 35 years of age... My husband witnessed the episode but I have no memory of it happening. This happened in my sleep this past Sunday night (March 27th)... After two days in the hospital and the plethora of tests, the MRI came back normal but the EEG showed abnormalities in the back right lobe of my brain. I was placed on an anti-seizure medication - Keppra 1000mg and told that I can not drive for at least 6 months...
Avatar m tn Usually after an episode of a Grand Mal Seizure the person will go into a sleep like state for several hours.If this doctor seems to be this un-concerned about your daughter I would consider finding another neurologist. I would most definetly get another opinion. Hope you get an answer soon. NOTE: watch her around flashing lights, video games computer screens and tv shows with a lot of flashing. Sometimes these can trigger a seizure.
Avatar n tn You experienced an epileptic seizure. The seizure defines the condition. You have epilepsy. The epilepsy, in your case, may resolve after a year and you may regain your driving priviliges, so don't give up hope. You will need written approval from a physician. The question is whether or not the long-term use of alcohol has permanently damaged your brain in such a way as to make it prone to seizures. Maybe yes and maybe no. Let's be optimistic.
Avatar n tn I'm not a medical professional but my father has juvenile diabetes and I have been dealing with it my whole life, so hopefully I can provide some insight. it sounds to me like your husband was in the stages before the actual seizure or "insulin shock". Usually what will happen is the person will behave very strangely before the actual seizure occurs, while their glucose level is dropping. There are many different things that can happen...
Avatar n tn and been on Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Cymbalta and now back to Wellbutrin 450 mg. daily. 5 yrs. ago I had my first panic attack, taking .5 mg. Xanax as needed. Didn't have them that often. I work in a very stressfull/hostile workplace (School) it has become this way over a period of about 5 yrs. I am a very passive person and sometimes I feel like the doormat.
Avatar n tn My 15 yo DS had a seizure this weekend. The first we've experienced in almost 9 years since dx. He, too, had paramedics come to our house and take him to ER; he had to be admitted overnight for observation. We didn't hear anything when our DS had his seizure; he may have made sounds, but we did not hear them. After the seizure, he complained of excrutiating head pain over and over -- that's one of the only coherent things he could say "My head hurts!". DS also had memory loss.
220917 tn?1309788081 No one has ever seen me have a seizure. I take Topamax, which is an anti-seizure medication, for my migraines, daily. I know I skipped a dose this week. I've done that a kajillion times. I usually go to bed VERY early. 9:00 -10-30 range, because of my fatigue, and I usually nap briefly during the day. I did take my nap, but last night, I was just sick of being sick, and stayed up WAY too late. 1:00. I really was overly tired.
Avatar f tn Hello everyone! This may sound like an odd question, but I really am trying to figure out what to do. I have an endo. appt. in a couple days, but I want your opinion on what this could be. Now, the reason I'm not posting this in the neuro section is because I have thyroid "issues". My question is, could hypothyroidism cause a seizure-like episode such as described below? Also, is it worth getting an MRI because of the "episode"?
Avatar f tn My son just had his first complex seizure..he was very cranky, brought to MD, said it was viral..while in MD office fever went from 99 to 102..came home and he started seizing as soon as we got out of car..I called 911..he continued to seize for 45 minutes until they gave him Ativan in hospital..did spinal tap, etc..all tests negative. said possibly viral meningitis..there was debate over CT scan, but final word was it was clear..Waiting for brain MRI next Monday..
Avatar n tn We took her to the ER and she had her first real seziure. This started about2-3 weeks before the ER. The EEG came back abnormal on the right side.(right frontal lobe) They did an MRI and diagnosed her with a malformation on her right frontal lobe. She is taking trileptal and doing well. She was taking keppra and that made her a totally different person. In every way behavior,concentrating, sad,and very hyper.
Avatar f tn I will tell you, as a person whose brother-in-law gets them that I know that things happen that they can't remember, he told me. I will tell you that you might want to get him in to see someone. Not to scare you, but a seizure can kill someone. Calling 911 like the person above said could be a very good idea.
2030686 tn?1351692148 I've never done tx and I know my chances are better the first time around, so I'm worried about having a seizure and having to stop. I just don't understand how I can be fine on these meds for more than 5 years and all of a sudden I'm not anymore. Wouldn't something have to change in my body or brain for this to happen? Do you think I need to worry about other chemicals building up? Would it be ok to help paint the garage and stuff like that?
Avatar m tn - i have had brain surgery twice to fix an av malformation on the first one and a sist on the second - heart surgery to fix my broken aortic heart valve - a stroke - blood bactieria so having a seizure only worries me a little. is there any thing a person can do or any advice a person could give to me to help me in any way. i cant drive, cant work life has pritty much stopped for me. i live in canada so going in to see a brain doc takes a long time.
880221 tn?1240423082 I was also dealing with a full-time job and going to school full-time. Exactly one week after, I had my first migraine and it has been one of the worst experiences of my life. My head hurt even without moving, I was sick to my stomach, and while I was in class taking a test my right arm became numb and I could barely use my fingers to hold the pencil. Could the Benaryl have been one of the causes? Can low blood pressure cause a seizure? Since then I have I have been feeling fine.
Avatar m tn Anybody heard of people taking off and running after a seizure, I've had confirmed epilepsy sense I was 18 I'm now 24, every time I've ever had a seizure I've always gotten up and taken off running down the street, I will jump out a window or run out the front door, true stories. I remember non of it, maybe bits and pieces but never the entire thing, maybe hopping a fence or getting stopped by the police for running down the road in my underwear, anyone ever heard of anything like this???
Avatar f tn The best thing to do is to go to a seizure specialist and have him view the tape obtain a good history, and conduct an in-person evaluation. Find a hospital that specializes in seizure disorders.
Avatar f tn My husband is 30 and yesterday had a severe seizure. His body tensed up, and his eyes rolled in the back of his head and then he started compulsiving and spitting up. I believe this was a seizure. After wards he became very combative and was very confused. He doesn't remember the seizuee at all. The doctor said that it was due to substances abuse.
Avatar m tn Not sure if I fainted or had some form of a Seizure as I understand there are several types of Seizures. If anyone could give me their opinion, that would be greatly appreciated. I was laying down on couch watching tv. I was doing nothing abnormal or different throughout the day. I got up from couch walked in the kitchen and collapsed on floor face first, with a slight cut above my eyebrow with my right cheek pressed against floor. I was unconscious for approx 1 minute.
Avatar f tn My seizure was caused by low potassium as well and I've never had one before and I'm 24 now and I haven't had one since thank god.
Avatar n tn My 11-year old son had his first seizure in Jan 08 and what we think "might" have been a seizure 6 months prior, but no confirmation of that. The emergency room said he had heat stroke. It was the first day of school and he was at recess in over 100 degree temperature. He became confused, vomited and didn't know where he was or how old he was. The second seizure took place at home.
Avatar n tn When I smell something , usually a smoke smell, then I know a seizure is around the corner. I am on Keppra and now Topamax as well. They don't seem to be controlling my seizures very well, It is really frustrating for me. I feel sure that when I die that during an autopsy the final diagnosis will smack the drs in the face! Of course right now there are days when I am so fatigued that I have to take a nap after a couple of hours of housework.
Avatar f tn I tried to have a few alcoholic drinks with friends, about a month after leaving hospital but it made me feel very ill, so I've pretty much stayed off alcohol since the initial seizure (which was my first ever seizure). I'm currently not taking any medication as I have no idea what to take as I dont really find pain killers any good.
Avatar f tn She was not the first person taken down but said she's on the list. They did not give her that option on the weekend. I told her to make sure they know she has health insurance, so if cost is the reason they are limiting her service, they shouldn't. I called the public defender's office and they told me they can't do anything because they have a conflict with the case and need to refer her out to a private attorney.
Avatar n tn Now, a few days ago, I woke up having a spasm, like I normally do, and then it almost seemed to crawl up my body and I had a seizure. Two people witnessed it. I was taken to the ER and had a ct scan, all ok. Now I am seeing a neurologist. I had an EEG done, also ok, but have a 72 hour EEG and a brain MRI scheduled. During the day, my calfs cramp up and I get tingling sensations in my legs, sometimes my arms a little.
Avatar f tn I am 51 and am very frightened as last week I suffered my first ever seizure. It lasted about 30 seconds and I was just apparently staring glassily at my husband after shaking. I have been told I won't be able to drive for a year. My CT scan was clear though. I'm asthmatic as well, and at the time of seizure had been in intense pain from a urinary tract infection. I'm petrified I could get another one, and dreading my husband going back to work on Monday when I'll be alone in the day.
Avatar n tn // I'm not a medical professional, just the parent of a kid with diabetes, and I don't know all the specific of your son's case, so I'm resisting saying exactly what happened to him. But that site does describe the condition pretty well. Again, I'm very sorry for your loss.
Avatar n tn can a person have a dt seizure if they are still drinking and if they can what are the symptoms?