Re: Standing and Blacking Out/Seizures or What???
First thing that comes to mind is what is the lighting when these occur?
Flourescent tubes are known for seizure triggers. Most stores use these for lighting due to being cost effecient and lighting a larger area.
You also mentioned another family member, so it could be possible there is some genetic line that is deposed to seizures from somwhere in the genetic family history.
Do your research and family conversations; but be warned; seizures, the "s" word tends to be taboo in some areas. It is not something people like to have documented in family history for some reason. Some even refuse to talk about it. Being I suffer from them I don't understand why, but can only relay this.
I hope it does not worsen above the "stare-off" seizures; and yes that is a type of seizure. The person usually is "zoned out" when this type of seizure occurs; similar to vegging in front of a TV and not hearing people in the room talking or the phone ringing.
Possible that a EEG test, the short 45 minute version, may or may not help. Using the strobe could generate abnormal brainwaves, that could help diagnose the problem (or maybe not).
I'd start with Family history and choose what to do from there. That way you may have history to tell to the Dr if there is seizures/epilepsy in the family (this DOES help)
If the person is not on medications now, is there a need to be on them? Maybe. Remember, meds DO have side effects, and might make his life more stable if put on a medication regiment.
Last edited by Travis from MN; 04-23-2006 at 12:26 PM.