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I Have Seizures

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 102 People

    It's Been a While

    Had them once a year every year from ages 0-6, and then i had two more recently. They don't know what causes them but they do know they are harmless. I have experienced things many people would never experience and I have gotten a point of view of life that no one else has so in...
    ellensmiles ellensmiles 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2009

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    I'm Losing My Mind

    I'm 43 and 19 months ago I had began having severe seizures that were uninterrupted. I was hospitalized for 4 1/2 weeks of which I remember nothing. After I was released I was told that at one point, I was having seizures at the rate of one per minute and my parents were told...
    Imabuff Imabuff 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2013

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    January 24, 2007...

    ... was the day I passed out in Spanish class. I had been feeling ill. Light headed and depressed, I had started seeing auras and I had this intense feeling that if I fell asleep, I would feel better. One hour later, I woke up and I was sitting on the floor, confused at what had...
    LoraliSophia LoraliSophia F Jan 14, 2008

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    I'm on herbal adrenal medicine

    which is helping with some symptoms that may or may not be related. But in any case, it is starting to bring down the abdominal swelling that made me look 5 months pregnant for the last year or so. I can now fit into a skirt I haven't been able to wear for a while.
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F Mar 7

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    Epilepsy In a Temporal Lobe

    This morning, I had a seizure. They are petit-mal seizures and I am scared of them. I feel that my personality changes, as if I have multiple personality disorder. My parents told me that I blacked out this morning. With my novel (that I am currently reading) on the table, I had...
    SisterGoldenHair SisterGoldenHair 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2008

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    Question?

    i've had seizures for 12 years. just partial seizures on one side. It has greatly effected my life even tho i try not to let it. i was just wondering if seizures could be cause by stress or depression? or if any of you have more seizures when your stressed? it seems like this...
    nevrenoughsleep nevrenoughsleep 18-21 1 Response Sep 4, 2008

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    They Are Real

    I have been having seizures since I was 14 years old. People thought that I faked them when I was in school. I hated school for that reason. I would lose all sense of time and wouldn't know what was going on. I would become violent telling everyone I did not know them. It was...
    Cutie2013 Cutie2013 18-21, F Feb 28, 2013

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    I have been having seizures sense oct 2013 had

    a EEG done and dr said there were some abnormalities and changed my meds. And come back in 3 mo. I seen him last Tuesday and he now feels its bc of stress.
    cherideigh cherideigh 31-35, F 1 Response May 20

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    I Have Seizures

    I was diagnosed with Partial Seizures when I was in my early 20's my seizures occur when I have my menstrual cycle before, during and after. My seizures also occur when I have stress and other given times with out any reason. I am taking Tegretol ever since and was put on...
    Selena1994 Selena1994 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    I Live Healthy And Have Seizures

    I developed and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I exercise, have a vegetarian diet, do not smoke, and rarely drink along with never going overboard. I look and feel good as far as health is concerned. As is obviously known to all who read this, I also have seizures. They...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 2, 2012

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    Yet another posting in this category.

    .. I really appreciate everyone who is kind and helpful or chatty on these topics and others. It's so nice to be able to connect with people on the basis of shared experience! Being human is not so terribly bad when we have one another. (Yes God too, but I wanted to make a...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F Mar 10

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    imyoitgirlashlee imyoitgirlashlee 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    Yes..i Have Absence Seizures

    I am 47 yrs old...sure I been ahving absence seizure anad they ahev gone unnoticed..I ahve PKu ...phenylketonuria..nad thats what causes them..If anyone wanta to tlak..Im here...
    scooter63 scooter63 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2011

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    Update; I Have Had Several Seizures

    I have grand mal seizures, the ones involving convulsions. They look very bad and may indicate something terribly wrong at the moment. I had the first one that I knew about, in April 2008, when I was 29.  In the morning when I was still in bed.  My dad witnessed it.  He heard...
    MDenise MDenise 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 1, 2013

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    Two Grand Mals That I'm Sure Of; Dizziness, Tongue-biting, Bed-wetting

           I had at least two grand mal seizures in recent years. A grand mal seizure is characterized by physical convulsions, and may cause: loss of bladder control, biting of one's tongue, drooling.  I have had those symptoms.  A person having a seizure is unconscious...
    MDenise MDenise 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    New @ This...

    I just got out of the hospital after my first time experience with seizures. They have no idea why they suddenly came about, it's anyones best guess. The first guess is head trauma I experienced about 5 years ago, the second guess is my body just has a bad electrical system so to...
    HalfMyHeart HalfMyHeart 19-21, F 6 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    First Time...

    Feb 20th -08....   Did not like, and wish to cancel my subscription kthx.   .
    Vox Vox 31-35, F Mar 30, 2008

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    I had a bad seizure last night.

    Don't remember anything except I felt like the whole house was rocking like a boat and my partner helped me to bed and I laid down. I couldn't talk and started banging my head on the wall hard and my partner held my head so I didn't hurt myself any further. Paramedics came and...
    Viciouspistols Viciouspistols 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    Newbie

    i dont have epilepsy , but i do have seizures , i have a cancer thats spread to somepart in my brain cant member it but i basicaly have seizures alot latly . they really scare me and as bad as it having leukemia i hate the seizures more!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 26, 2010

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    Miracles Do Happen

    I had a rare seizure disorder that only 30 other people had ever been known to have. Most ended up deaf or mute. I went from the smartest in my class to having the vocabulary of a five year old. I had a 20 minute seizure and then started having strange brain activity as i slept...
    cheer93hearts cheer93hearts 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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    Paroxysmal Nonepileptic Events

    I have migraines and became aware that they could cause seizure like events when a friend started having them.  I went over my symptoms with a doctor and found out that it was in my chart that I had them as well but they are so common that he didn't think it was important to...
    alisheaskylar alisheaskylar 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2008

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    Having Epilepsy Makes Me Feel Like An Outcast

    It all started when i was in 7th grade. I was constantly dizzy and i kept having really bad headaches on the right side of my head. So my mom took me to the doctor in Omaha,NE which is near where we live and they did an MRI and we found out that i had an arachnoid cyst on the...
    amk51789 amk51789 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 26, 2008

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    I just want to meet someone

    who has seizures also and understands.
    Runawaywithme123 Runawaywithme123 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Can Seizues Damage Your Brain?

    I've been having seizures for many years now. I'm not sure but I think it's doing something to my brain. For reason I think and react really slowly and in alot of pictures my eyes seem to look dull, like I'm half sleep. Also I see auras and stars whenever I have seizures...
    OceanUndertow OceanUndertow 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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    I Hate Having Them

    I hate having seizures, especially in large group scenes, I feel so embarrassed and I feel that I have caused a major scene. I even apologise for having them and say I am sorry for causing a scene. It really gets to me and sometimes I am so nervous about looking people in the eye...
    hhue hhue 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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    Seizures

    I had my first seizure when I was 13. I woke up to my mom telling me everything was okay and ambulance asking if I knew what happened. The only thing I could do was stare. The doctors didn't put me on any meds or anything and I was fine til I had one a year later. They put me on...
    Ace43262 Ace43262 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    I Hate My Seizures

    10 long years now, my brain has been in a mess. I have 3-4 seizures a month. My Neurologist gives me medication for epilepsy, i take Phenytoin and Phenobarbital, but they cant stop the seizures. i have had EEGS , i am awaiting results of my Lumbur puncture. I had my first fit in...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    Seizure Disorder... Coming Out

    Well, long story short... I was told in September 2011 that I have a seizure disorder. It was August 29th that I had another 'episode' that landed me in ER. I'm so grateful to the Dr. who FINALLY took the time to talk to me and ask me questions. He called in a neurologist who...
    Freedom901 Freedom901 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 23, 2012

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    I Would Rather Have Seizures Than The Meds Side Effects

    ok last 11 years i have been having seizures.i am 43. i started with a Grand Mal up in my bedroom, i went to hospital and they put it down as a one off. But 1 month later i had another Grand Mal seizure. they said at the age of 32 i had got Epilepsy. so my seizures started...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M Sep 27, 2013

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    Seizure Disorder

    Starting in 7th grade they started they have done tests and weird brain scans and haven't figured out what is causing them the first one I had the doctor told me it was of the ADD medication I was taking I was taken off the adderall the next seizure I had was almost 2 years later...
    Mattdudeman Mattdudeman 18-21, M Jan 5, 2012

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    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F Mar 10

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    I Have Seizures

    At the age of eight, I had my first seizure. It was during a trip to a carnival. After third grade ended, I was feeling good about myself. My parents and I took a trip to a carnival in Downtown Houston. The day was like any other day. I dressed myself in my favorite shorts and...
    dave0903 dave0903 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 16, 2010

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    First Time Non-epileptic Seizure Lastnight...uhuhuh

    So Wow! As some of u who may know, or any of those who've read my headline in the recent past, i have been suffering from a horrible toothache, which as time has passed, has gone from getting better to worse! Unfortunately, I have not been able to go back and visit the dentist...
    RetroRaven RetroRaven 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2008

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    It sort of feels like dying,

    while it is happening. It's happened so many times, that I'm becoming less and less scared of the seizures and gradually less ashamed too. There is a sort of bridge that I seem to be standing on each time, and I can see where it leads so I'm not afraid to cross it. But each...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 12

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    It started when I was a few months old.

    My family was camping in the wilds, and I got overheated and had severe seizures continuously for a whole day. My family managed to get to a farmhouse where they phoned a doctor friend of theirs, who told them to put me in a bathtub full of ice, so they did. For my whole life...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 12

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    My Dad

    I don't but my dad does. I remember the first time my dad had a seizure I was pretty young so it freaked me out I didn't know what to do. Of course now I know what to do in this situation. My dad had to take an early retirement from the security company he use to work for because...
    mak314 mak314 26-30, F Nov 25, 2007

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    Don't Know

    I had another seizure at the gym today on the treadmill and I feel that they don't want me there (been feeling that way for some time). They said that they will no longer let me be on the treadmill. I am thinking about leaving that one and going to another. 
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    Seizure

    New Post | My Blog Seizure I had a seizure on Dec 28 and it feels like im slowly being dragged behind the bushes to be beaten . On the 28th I lost my job because I was a driver and soon there after things were looking up unemployment took over half a month to kick...
    Loudenslager Loudenslager 26-30, M Feb 23, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I am 19. I can't really do anything. I can't drive, I can't move out of my parents house. Medical history I had a small brain hemorrhage in December of 2012. They didn't do...
    CrystalLynn1995 CrystalLynn1995 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My wife( 36, a twin, living in NZ), has MELAS. Hearing loss declined between 2007-2012. Had first grand mal seizures in 2012, diagnosed with mitochondrial disease/MELAS. Sadly had...
    Richeste Richeste 36-40, M Nov 29

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    When I was 11(An estimate. it was after my 6th grade year was done) I was diagnosed with Epilepsy. For three years I was on a medication that failed every three months and each...
    Showjumper1 Showjumper1 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    So I get to go to the neurologist tomorrow to go see about getting on some new medication because my seizures have kind of been out of control lately and it really scares me...
    BroadwayBound2014 BroadwayBound2014 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 2

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    I don't know how many times I have been in the hospital, but I have been through 26 brain surgeries, 2 seizures and a grand-mal seizure. I got kicked in the head by a colt (or...
    deademotion11 deademotion11 22-25, M Nov 19

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    I hate playing the waiting game. They found mine early b/c at the time they were checking up on my seizures And they just saw it. So now I just have to wait till I'm experiencing...
    Alisaperne6446 Alisaperne6446 18-21, F Nov 19

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    Like I said on my October 4th post about not understanding my dreams I still don't. I just came off my anti seizure meds yesterday. And now I went from flying in my dream to dying...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am so tired of wasting my tears over things I know I have no control over. Ever since I was little, I'd cry at the tiniest things like accidentally hitting someone, which now...
    EmEn1125 EmEn1125 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My husband works away for usually just over a month so we kinda have a honeymoon effect when he is home for the first day or so. However it hasn't been the same lately, he isn't...
    TheCoitalQueen TheCoitalQueen 31-35, F 18 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have come out of my country looking for a job and fortunately i got one after arond 4 days. Presently Iam working in this Company from last 1.7 years. I have been selected as...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    I have come out of my country looking for a job and fortunately i got one after arond 4 days. Presently Iam working in this Company from last 1.7 years. I have been selected as...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    This is a list of what id want to do with a special someone: 1. Split a milkshake 2. Go to an aquarium 3. Take a nap 4. Kiss in the rain (and snow) 5. Ride a giant Ferris wheel 6...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 1 Response 50 mins ago

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