I Have Seizures

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    I take meds but I still have one about ever day!

    Luckily I can feel them coming and have time to get into a safe place if I'm out and about!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 2, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Oct 18, 2007

    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
    imyoitgirlashlee imyoitgirlashlee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2014

    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

    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

    First Time...

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

    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
    Aug 1, 2013

    I have always had seizures in my sleep

    since I was a child, then at 30 I was at work and had a seizure when I was awake. I have always been out going and a people person. After that they started to come more frequent. Since then I have had to stop working, lost my drivers license and pretty much don't have but a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 24, 2015

    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, 2014

    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

    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, 2014

    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

    I have had epeliptic seizures

    since I was 11 (means flashing lights can trigger seizures) I am a 14 year old male Here are the causes for a seizure: flashing lights, stress, too much time on phone or computer and not enough sleep I am 14 years old and I am a very spiritual person eg into meditating peace...
    Lokotoka Lokotoka
    13-15, M
    1 Response Feb 21, 2015

    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

    I have had minimal seizures throughout my life

    but lately they've been happening about once a week. It starts with my vision tunneling and ringing in my ears which progressively gets louder and i begin to feel light headed. All these sensations continue to worsen until i blackout and lose consiousness while having the...
    jadeetylerrr jadeetylerrr
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    According to the doctor,

    they're called absent seizures but they're not 100% positive so I had to take an MRI today and next month I have to take an EEG test and be admitted to the hospital for a few days where they will be monitoring and recording what happens within those days with the possibility of...
    Pearlljjam Pearlljjam
    18-21, F
    Apr 22, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Feb 12, 2014

    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
    1 Response Jan 14, 2012

    I had my first seizure in 2013 it is from low bp

    and hr does anyone else have seizures from that?
    pots2011 pots2011
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015

    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

    Can Eplipsey meds cause to have bad breath dose

    anyone know I am in Eplim, kepera, Zonnisismide and vimpat
    Nic1981 Nic1981
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Feb 11

    I just started having seizures in December.

    I've only had 3. My first 2 were a month a part and my last one, which had been 6 months after my 2nd (June) just randomly occurred. I try to act like it's no big deal but it is really scary for me. I never know when one will hit. I burden my family (can't drive) and scare my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 23, 2015

    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
    8 Responses Sep 16, 2012

    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
    4 Responses Jul 26, 2008

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I just want to meet someone

    who has seizures also and understands.
    Runawaywithme123 Runawaywithme123
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

    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

    Hospital check up yesterday went ok I guess

    another MRI and CAT Scan Shunt remains ok but have another 48 hour EEG in February not good
    Nic1981 Nic1981
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jan 23

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

    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
    4 Responses Oct 12, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2014

    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
    1 Response Nov 8, 2012

    Today my friend had a seizure in class today,

    we were in math class. Me and her was talking how do you do the math problem, she was staring at me for about 2 minutes. I called my teacher to come over, then she screamed a loud scream. She fell down to the ground and started to jerk, her eyes were rolled back and she was...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 24, 2015

    For me, the worst part isn't how it affects my

    quality of life; I can't drive, sure, and people don't trust me around certain machines. I have no interest in guns, anyway. Meds help enough I can still exercise, and I was never going to be a great athlete, anyway. Even though I have no insurance yet, I can get a discount on...
    jdhammer84 jdhammer84
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup
    36-40, F
    Mar 10, 2014

    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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