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another "seizure"


CagedBird

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Well first of all thanks for your kind words on my promotion. I love you guys. Unfortunately this entry is not so great. Friday night I went to bed late around 2:00 a.m. and I didnt eat any real meals just frozen foods and snacks. I was kind of worried about having seizures because lately for the last week I was either staying up with my cousin for my birthday or stressed out about my mom, neurologist visit and interview. Now that I know my mom is doing better my neuro doesnt think Im having seizures and I got the job, I'd thought I quit worrying about seizures or parasomnia in my sleep.

 

Well I woke up at 4:30 a.m. in the bathroom with no recollection of how I'd got there. I came back in my room and the curtains on the window next to my bed were on the floor with the rod and everything. I had no idea how it got there. Then I remembered my friend was here earlier and I had fallen asleep next to him. but he wasnt here anymore. I tried to remember but I just couldnt. Then I felt the sore on the side of my tongue and knew that I had bitten it. My brain was still in a haze but I thought maybe I had a seizure. I just couldn't figure out how I got to the bathroom. The idea that I had probably slept walked and just felt weird from possible nightmares made me think it was just a parasomnia. But the fact that my curtains were on the floor made me think I must have fallen off the bed and since I had a slight headache, felt sweaty, and had bit my tongue I thought well maybe I had a seizure.

 

I finally talked to my friend after I got off work. He is a pharmacist and has a degree in pre-med. He explained everything to me. He told me he woke up and I was laying on the floor next to the bed but he didnt notice the curtains missing. He told me I looked at him scared and asked "who are you?" Then I lifted myself up and got back in bed. Then I got back on the floor asked him who he was again and fell back asleep on the floor. He left me sleep on the floor. He told me he heard me making noises like I was foaming at the mouth or crying but I wasnt crying .

 

I am glad someone was here to tell me what happened. I just wish I knew more. The way my friend described it doesnt really sound like a seizure. I've never talked while having a seizure. He said I got on the floor not fell on the floor. I still cant explain how I got to the bathroom though. Hearing him explain it doesnt sound like a seizure. I wasnt mumbling. I opened my eyes wide with fear and asked "who are you? I didnt fall off the bed. I let myself off and pushed myself back up. I didnt have any convulsions or hurt myself (except my tongue. So all this sounds like parasomnia but it was more than just the usual vivid nightmares or 10 second sleep paralysis. I dont know why it happened or why it started. I just want it to go away.

 

I am going to start on the 750 mg of my keppra my neurologist told me to take. Maybe my brain is just getting used to the 500 mg its been taking since 2001. I just hope the side affects (dizziness, anger, hostility, depression, suicidal thoughts, mood changes) of the keppra dont worsen by me taking a higher dosage. I also hope the lamisil my foot doctor gave me doesnt give me any bad side effects or interfere with my new keppra,

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KATRINA,

WHEN I HAD SEIZURES I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO KNOW WHEN ONE WAS COMING ON( MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW) AND I WOULD GET ON THE FLOOR AND HAVE MY SEIZURE IN WHICH ALL MY MUSCLES TIGHTENED UP AT ONCE, THEN I WOULD LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS. I TOO, WAS ON KEPPRA AND DILANTIN MY CURRENT DOSAGE OF KEPPRA IS 1000 MG TWICE A DAY, I NO LONGER TAKE DILANTIN BECAUSE OF GUM HYPERPHLASIA. I HOPE YOUR NEURO CAN FIGURE THIS OUT SOON.

 

-WILL

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well , i have a few more questions about the friend... why didnt he stick around ? i mean it was obvious something was wrong with you .. why would he leave... even if you didnt know him at that moment.. you werent scared of him, you were just confused. oh honey this is some bizarre stuff, hopefully you can get this worked out.... take care of YOU !!!

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Your friend doesn't sound like a very good one. I'm not attacking you but, how long have you known him? The fact that he is a pharmacist makes me think some very unpleasant thoughts, especially since this may not be a seizure at all.

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I have known him for 6 months. He said he asked me if I was okay but I kept asking him who he was. He said when I was "crying" it was kind of like what his mom did when she went into diabetic shock. He said he didn't know if it was safe for him to be here since I didn't know who he was and he didn't call the ambulance because he didnt know if this is something that usually happens in my sleep (he doesnt usually stay over). I was upset that he just left me and didnt leave a note or anything but this is the same guy that came to see me in the ER when i passed out on Easter so I think he does care.

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I am hoping this is a one time event, and will not happen again. If I was you, I would just keep a watchful eye, but not let it ruin your job promotion/celebration. You deserve every happiness life throws at you! Please take care of yourself, and see yourself for the strong person you are, despite interferences that may crop up from time to time. This is the kind of occurance that should be considered a fluke, I'd say.

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