View Full Version : Need Your Opinions About a Seizure
10-13-2006, 04:01 PM
I haven't had a seizure in 15 mos. but I think I may have had one 2 weeks ago. I normally have partial complex and have never had one while I was sleeping (as far as I know anyway!). I woke up in the middle of the night a couple of weeks ago with a massive headache and a wet bed (sigh) so I knew I had probably had a seizure. I didn't think too much about it but I called my epi today b/c I realized that I have been kind of foggy and definitely very tired since that time. She said she thinks I had a generalized seizure, increased one of my meds and I have to go next week for an EEG and to see her. Okay, here's my question: isn't 2 weeks too long to still be affected by a seizure? I'm wondering if the two things are actually not connected.
10-13-2006, 05:08 PM
(((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))). :( I'm so sorry. I know what that's like. :(
Two weeks, huh?? That does seem like a long time. I'd certainly bring it to the neuro's attention. Maybe it's the med effect?
Let me know what you find out.
10-13-2006, 06:01 PM
Did you call her two weeks later or right away? If she increased your meds right away then it's probably your meds making you tired due to an increase. However, if it has been two weeks between the seizure and teh time you called, you could be having more (nocturnal, or whatever lingo they use these days) which is causing you to be tired. If you seize during sleep, or don't establish good REM sleep you will be tired (I have this problem).
I'd chat more but the mother is in town so I have to entertain.
10-13-2006, 06:10 PM
I called her today...two weeks after the seizure. I see her next week so I'll see what she says. In the meantime, hugs to both of you for the support! I feel better just knowing that I'm not going insane!
10-13-2006, 08:05 PM
Also keep a log of what is hapening...
What time and what you are doing when sz occur...
Are they doing an EEG at your appt?
Please keep us updated
10-14-2006, 09:56 AM
EEG at 8am and visit with the epi at 9. Keeping a log is a great idea. I'll definitely keep you posted.
10-14-2006, 11:11 AM
LIZARD, sendin' good vibes :)
10-14-2006, 08:10 PM
Please keep us updated on things...
10-17-2006, 06:48 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that you had a complex partial sz. after such a long time. As it was mentioned keep a calendar and write down the time and date when you have a sz. along with a description of the sz. Often hormones can cause a person to have a sz. After 2 brain surgeries to help reduce my absence and complex partial sz. now the only times I have a sz. is 7-10 days before my monthly cycle or if I'm sick with a cold or virus of some type. I've also noticed I have fewer sz. during the summer than the rest of the yr. Here's wishing you well and May God Bless You!
10-17-2006, 10:12 PM
Thanks for the update, make sure you let us all know how things went for you!
Good luck! :)
10-18-2006, 03:55 PM
Right now I'm trying to adjust to the increase in the Trileptal. Man, I am exhausted! I know that's typical and I try to rest when I can. I will let you all know what happens after I see the doctor.
Thanks for all the concern! :)
10-18-2006, 04:41 PM
Thanks for the update....
Get lots of rest and take care of your self
10-25-2006, 07:25 PM
Okay, I went to my epi today. My eeg was fine (well, it's always abnormal but there are no changes). She said she can't be sure I had a seizure but based on what I told her it sounds like I did. I remembered that around the time of the seizure I had a stomach virus so she thinks that my meds weren't absorbing into my system. So that's all a relief!
Thanks to all for listening!:D
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