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I Have Seizures

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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 2 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response Jul 29, 2013

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F Mar 10

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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 May 20

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Mar 26

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    imyoitgirlashlee imyoitgirlashlee 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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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...

    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 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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Thing really started to get bad about 4-5 months ago. I've lost track. I've had a million tests and still nothing, I've given up hope. About 4-5 months ago my central nervous...
    carelesslywondering carelesslywondering 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    My seizures are triggered by sleep. This morning I woke up at six in the morning ._, I fell asleep at twelve in the morning. So I had a seizure at eight. Annoying! My body is like...
    RedtheEmerald RedtheEmerald 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Sleep eludes me every night.. Not good for someone with seizures sadly this is my life. Too much on my mind is an understatement... I'm glad some people on here are night owls...
    Beanbella Beanbella 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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    I joined EP upon reading a story about a woman who had a Narcissistic father. Growing up with mum, dad and my younger brother always seemed normal. Mostly, at least. At 6 he...
    amyvsyt amyvsyt 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I'm not sure if I'm even reaching the right support group. I'm 32 years old I have just been diagnosed with Mixed connective tissue disease a few months ago, I have had 3 grand mal...
    monim23 monim23 31-35, F Aug 11

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    My symptoms started when I was 16. I began to experience widespread joint, muscle pain, and headaches. I was seen by multiple doctors who said that I was perfectly fine and just...
    eeeck eeeck 26-30 Jul 21

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    I had a brother, who was my father, who was my uncle. He was murdered. Slaughtered even, his corpse looted & desecrated to this day. I'm sure you've heard of him. How can the...
    zinnyy zinnyy 22-25, M Jul 21

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    Hello. I was diagnosed with A.D. 5 years ago, and 5 years before that I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I am currently 20 weeks pregnant (and it has been terrible thus far!) I...
    jenyeaz jenyeaz 22-25, F Jul 21

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    Is this normal? Does anyone else have this?
    Shizuka000 Shizuka000 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Last night I dreamt of an alien invasion. Lots of bright yellow spherical UFOs. My feelings in the dream were very intense. I have had dreams before where I woke up next to my now...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    We were so in love, but we agreed the timing wasn't right and the distance would be difficult. We still stay in touch. He said he's dating someone now, but he also gave me reason...
    SacredEarth SacredEarth 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    My boyfriend's half brother is 24. I'm 15. I have a crush on him. Like, a major crush. Ugh. I wish he would notice me when my boyfriend doesn't.
    stillYDGN stillYDGN 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I was born with two spirit animals who are always by my side, from what I know its not normal for someone to have two spirit animals. I am able to find other people's spirit...
    ziroks ziroks 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    What if everywhere was like... Canada. What if hurler finished the job. Can you imagine how many things would not have happened??? 9/11. Afghanistan, operation enduring Freedom...
    JaysGrief JaysGrief 16-17, M Jul 21

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    Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be able to go back in time and change how you reacted to something or someone? I sometimes do and tend to relive the moments and the...
    LivefortheWeekend LivefortheWeekend 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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