| | Brain damage and seizures?
Hello. I just was told by my mother that I had status seizures and febrile seizures as a toddler and child. I was deprived of oxygen and had damage to my language center and other parts of my brain. I had another seizure and lost oxygen at about 17 years old. I know that some things aren't the same now as far as comprehension, sequential order and the way my tongue reacts sometimes in relation to words. Also, whenever I see certain numbers on television or something, I know what the number is, but when I hear my voice (as in reading), it puts out the number as "thirty-thee," instead of "thirty-three." How often does this type of brain damage (which wouldn't necessarily show up on MRI, right?) cause seizures later in life? I also have episodes where my speech is severely slurred or I can't put out anything but gibberish (mostly after a partial seizure). I read one study found that children who have extended febrile seizures are more likely than the general population to develop seizures at about my age -- 26. Any help you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks.
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