Seizure while sleeping

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Avatar n tn i posted the last question and didnt put im 21 and had a seizure while sleeping my buddy saw me from what he said it was a granmal i think maybe this will help with my last question
Avatar n tn Hi My niece has developed a sleeping disorder of laughing seizure like she laughs while i sleep for 3-4 seconds and then stare and then sleep and this pattern at times is also during day time when she is awake. We did EEG and MRI and nothing came out from them.Follwoing is the report of both. EEG It is a wake reord.patient was fairly cooperative. Artifacts are minimal. Photic stimulation from 3 hz to 21 hrtz was given for 45 seconds.At an interval of 5 secs inclose eye state.
Avatar n tn My son now 10 years old had seizure only once while he was sleeping 21/2 years ago. he took oxetol 150 mg once a day for 2 years. The EEg taken 1 year ago showed right centro temporal spikes. before six months when we changed the doctor he asked to take the same medicine twice a day because he was having some sleeping disturbances. Now he prescribed it for 5 years. is it okay to continue the medicine for 5 years?
583587 tn?1221443683 My boyfriend had a seizure this past april. it was a granmal seizure. he was sleeping is he started to get tense and then started to mona. i questioned if he was chocking so i got my aunt to help him. he was forming at the mouth and stiff as a board. we took him to the hospital and there they give me medication. this was his only seizure and has still be his only one. the seizure occured right after finals. he is a college student in his third year of engineering school.
Avatar n tn Dear MedHelp About 4 months ago I had a seizure while asleep (i can't remember it), thought it might have been caused by a reasonably deep (67m) scuba dive the day before, although as a dive instructor I made sure that the ascent was slow and safe. Since then I had a MRI and a EEG done, neither showed anything out of the ordinary. Then I had another seizure one week ago, again after being asleep for about 1 1/2 hours.
Avatar n tn While I am sleeping I experience what seems like a electrical current going through my body. I don't know where it begins but it almost feels like I am shaking. I immediately wake up and suffer no after effects. it used to happen every once in a while, but I noticed it is happening more frequently.
1545371 tn?1330802307 As you probably know, reducing the frequency/dose of a seizure med leads to an increased risk of having seizures while your body adjusts to the change. However, awaking feeling groggy and stiff can be a result of many things, none necessarily related to epilepsy. I suggest talking to the physician managing your condition medication. A sleep study may prove useful, or a 24-hour video EEG (in a hospital) or a 72-hour ambulatory EEG.
Avatar f tn As I aged the fainting was less frequent but now starting up again. Recently I have been passing out while sleeping. My mom has had to awaken me with a sternal rub twice in last few days. . CT ruled out another blood clot and tests in ER ruled out heart problem. past neurological tests ruled out seizure, etc. though been about 5 years since last eeg. One doc suggested taking seizure med even if eeg normal? Anyone else have this problem and found a solution?
Avatar f tn A related discussion, <a href='/posts/show/1491509'>Sleep paralysis and shaking</a> was started.
Avatar n tn Early this morning, while I was sleeping, I felt and heard what seemed to be some type of 'spirit' sit behind me on my bed. This spirit touched my back, more specifically, my spine with two fingers. The first touch sent a jolt through me and the second one sent a stronger humming type jolt that lasted a minute or so. I was terrified and kept my eyes shut.
Avatar n tn i also sometimes vibrate or get a sudden jolt through my body and feel like i suddenly slipped in black darkness while i m sleeping...i also get short of breath while sleeping and feel like someone is strangling me and when i say Allah help me and God is Great then that force lets loose...
Avatar n tn For the past 8 months I have been experiencing muscle twitching throughout my whole body while sleeping. It is becoming very disruptive to my sleeping as well as to my partners. I have been diagnosed with a seizure disorder and am taking 200 mg of Topomax per day. My recent blood test have shown a low B-6 level so I started taking supplements. Also, I am waiting for the results of an overnight eeg. Is there anything that can be done to control these twitchings?
Avatar n tn I started out having part. seizures in my sleep. I didn't matter if I was sleeping at night or taking a nap during the day. Lately I have began to have just a few while awake. Me and my husband noticed after having several of them that they are occuring while watching tv or riding in a car. Is this related?
Avatar f tn Is it possible to have a seizure while asleep? Also, i do plan on seeing a neurologist and getting the exclusion of MS as well. Please offer any advice as it is most helpful to me!
Avatar f tn I had a seizure last sunday I was sleeping, and I was not on any drugs and did not drink the night before. . It was my first one. I was rushed to the ER, I had a cat scan and an MRI- both came back normal. I had an EEG and it came back abnormal. I met with a neurologist today, and she has no explanation for me, and wants me to get another EEG done.... does anyone have any ideas on what might have caused me to have a seizure?
5466288 tn?1410488785 I forgot to mention that my blood pressure was VERY HIGH,although just two weeks prior it was very good.My question is could I have had some sort of seizure while sleeping,that left me with the vertigo and HBP? FYI,I have grand mal epilepsy.
Avatar n tn I am a 43 healthy female. I had a gran mal seizure in 2004 where I fell backwards stiff as a board and cracked my head open on concrete. I lost all consciousness and could not tell where I was when I came to. I do not remember falling. God blessed me that day as I was about to drive my husband and 2 children home from vacation from San Antonio to Houston. I could have killed them and another driver.
Avatar m tn I have a friend who had a random seizure one morning after she had been vomiting and had diarrhea all night before. She also had not been sleeping well or at all some nights the whole month before. I took her to the emergency room and she had blood work done and a CT scan done both came back just fine. The doctor told her it was probably that she was dehydrated, and had lack of sleep that put too much stress on her brain. He also told her to consult a family doctor.
Avatar n tn Can't remember what happened even hours before he went to bed (we know it happened while he was sleeping). The only way we know that we can avoid this happening again is more frequent b.g. checking during the day and especially at night. Also, making sure basal and bolus/meal doses are appropriate so he doesn't have to fight lows so often (adding to the possibility of long-term hypo unawareness). Sorry you went through that.
Avatar n tn My daughter while midst of her sleep wakes up and sits and fold her palm tightly and bites teeth and stares ...she doesn't realise what's happening during that time....what kind of symptom is this...pls advise ....
Avatar n tn In December of 2005 I had a seizure for the 1st time in my life. It occurred while I was sleeping, so my doctor referred me to a sleep disorder clinic thinking it may be sleep apnea based on what my husband explained was happening right before the seizure started. I went through 2 studies and was diagnosed with Narcolepsy. Abount 6 months later I had 2 more seizures, one right after the other. My doctor increased the amount of Dilantin I was on and I was OK.
Avatar m tn Hi, I sometimes experience a sudden vibration experience in head while sleeping (mostly it is accompanied by some dream) during this time i hear a ringing sound in ear (like during concussion). it usually lasts for 5 seconds sometimes another one comes suddenly,if i move head or wake up from bed it will not reoccur. i do not lose consciousness during this & i am completely aware of this. I had a concussion on bregma point of head 2.
Avatar f tn I was kept on Keppra until December and weaned off it. But since then, I have had violent movements while sleeping, which culminated in an apparent seizure early this month--dog woke everyone up whining over me, paramedics took me to hospital, they were unable to really wake me until morning, no more movements but my heart was racing. Now back on the Keppra, MRI was normal. Do I need more investigation of this?
14829620 tn?1436796984 She hasnt had it for 2 days and this morning I noticed her kind of trembling while she was sleeping. When I tried to wake her up she seemed real drowsy, but she was responding. She is not sick and doesnt have a fever so I am curious to know if that is the effect of the medicine or just lack of sleep?
661788 tn?1269018186 That dr told me that i had no obstructions and my apnea was a brain issue that my brain just wasn't communicating correctly while i was sleeping. Then i told him about my chiari and he said that was most likely the cause because your cerabellum is what controls your sleep!!! So most of us with chiari will have sleep problems because our cerabellum is being compressed. It is also why we have so many different symptoms because of all the different things your cerabellum controls.
Avatar n tn Sometimes I feel what I call flushed , with a numbness flowing over my body. I belive I have had at least 2 what I call major seizures. These come while Im sleeping or maybe just as Im going to sleep.I loose consiousness for twenty min. at least.I do not remember anything ,I loose bladder control a little bit.I have came out of the seizure with a rug burn on the right side of my forehead. My wife says I rub my right plam of my hand on the carpet also.Theese seizures began in the last two months.