It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Epilepsy Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-17-2005, 06:52 AM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 17
thinkimcrazy HB User
Angry Haven't been diagnosed yet-seizures seem to be more

I'm fairly new to this board but I really would appreciate any help that I can get. I have been diagnosed with a heart arrythmia and have been on meds for it ever since and things have been much better with it. I was feeling much better and then all of a sudden back at the end of December I was out playing in the snow with my kids and all of a sudden I started not feeling well. I thought that it might be my heart getting all crazy so I went and took my meds that are supposed to calm my heart down. Well I awoke on the floor in my living room with my nine year old standing over me very upset. I really don't remember anything. Well of course I went back to the doctor for the 100th time. He thinks I'm crazy of course but he sends me to a neuro. I did the MRI and it was fine. My EEG was inconclusive, don't know what that means but he wanted me to have the sleep deprived one but I decided not to persue this any further. He was threatening to take my drivers license and I think I just didn't want to believe it anyway. NO one else seemed to. He said originally that he thought it was from my heart. Well on and on I go, last night my husband found me on the couch seizing. What I don't understand is that I do seem to have some warning of this. I ate dinner and my stomach was hurting extremely bad and I felt like I was in haze. I laid down on the couch because I was scared that I was going to fall out again. Well my husband was a little upset when I came to. He said that I was shaking and my eyes were rolled back in my head. I don't know how long it lasted but i"m sure he does. I had this terrible head ache afterwards and was extremely tired but I didn't go to sleep. I don't know if this is what everyone else experiences or not. Can you not remember? is that normal? Pleasee help........
__________________
ithinkimcrazy

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 03-17-2005, 07:24 AM   #2
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posts: 392
Art_930 HB User
Re: Haven't been diagnosed yet-seizures seem to be more

You say you decided "not to take this any further" because of what you might hear. Gotta tell you, whatever it is is not going to go away because you refuse to deal with it.

Sure sounds like some sort of seizure to me, and you should be under a neurologist's care. There are some seizures that have a cardiac component, so your first doctor could be on the right track.

Please take care of yourself and see the neurologist again.

 
Old 03-17-2005, 09:02 AM   #3
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 17
thinkimcrazy HB User
Re: Haven't been diagnosed yet-seizures seem to be more

Its funny that you said that because I called today and I am following up with him. I'm just really upset about losing my drivers license. My daughter was in a car accident a couple of weeks and will need to get to her therapy appts and i don't know what I am going to be able to do about that. I know that sounds silly but I have always been the one to take care of everyone else and now I'm going to need help myself and it is just hard to ask others to help.

Thanks for your advice but I am definately going to get this taken care of.
__________________
ithinkimcrazy

 
Old 03-17-2005, 06:30 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: St Cloud, MN
Posts: 1,226
Travis from MN HB UserTravis from MN HB UserTravis from MN HB User
Re: Haven't been diagnosed yet-seizures seem to be more

The sleep deprived EEG is, as you may have read on here, (eeg in general) where they hook up wires (glue) to your head and moniter brain waves. Sleep depravation CAN cause trigger seizures due to the added stress on the body in not getting rest... they will make sure you don't get sleep!

IF you have coverage; they may try to do a three day or so. The longer they can have you hooked up the more data they have. If it's an in hospital multiple day for people on medications, they like to remove us from medications to try and "trigger" seizures so they can tell what areas of the brain they originate.

Sometimes they may go with an ambulatory (portable; you wear a "pack" on your hip) where the wires run down to so you are not stuck in the hospital and are at home for a few days with it all hooked up.

--Travis

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
New not yet diagnosed rchar Lupus 3 09-23-2009 08:16 AM
I have a M.S. question I haven't read about yet. jake1297 Multiple Sclerosis 7 06-15-2008 04:11 PM
Haven't had a period in 2 months - what's up? Dakotah Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 2 11-08-2006 09:54 AM
lung/heart ops and we haven't even got to the chemo yet! lesley123 Cancer: Lung 10 10-03-2006 05:51 PM
newky diagnosed w/MS - haven't walked in 5 mos. IMPUT DESIRED marytee70 Multiple Sclerosis 5 04-03-2006 05:47 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



030free (19), 92261 (11), Positive Cynic (9), Travis from MN (6), Nicole K (6), heyloe (5), cardshark (4), neurowreck (3), dogmom (2), webartethan (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1139), MSJayhawk (943), Apollo123 (860), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (774), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (655), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:43 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!