Originally Posted by neurowreck
The word 'ictus' itself means seizure, so the beginning of ictus meant you were beginning to have a seizure.
I passed out cold, and stayed out cold, for a few hours, at a neighbor/friends' apartment; she 911'd me to the hospital, where I was given a ton of IV fluids for a very low blood pressure and sent to the ICU for resuscitative drugs- I ended up not needing them since my BP started to stay put around 80/50....about my norm. They did an EEG the next day, and it showed generalized slowing, typical of having had a seizure..... it's weird what our brains do, will do, have done, and might do again !!.... might be a good idea to stay on some meds for a while again, and next time the doc wants to take you off, tell him about what happened to you off of meds.... I think most of us have had trials off of meds, and most of us are back on them. It stinks, but not as much as the alternatives....
Well i must apologize for this post. i have badly explained myself and phrased it all wrong expressing my thoughts while still in confusion. Still today, a week has passed since then and still affected by side effects due to that episode. Recuperatin is very hard this time...... normal? I do not know and being patient with myself.
Major problem is that my family doctor is against prolongue use of medication of some type. He has done it to me on different occasion with medication that were - still are primordial to my health (physical and mental) well being. Taking me off medication, changing dosage or spacing them leaving uncovered for x period etc....
I will certainly not listen to him 'no matter what' when it comes to reducing-coming off medication or else without being suggested- advized by the treating specialist for a determinded illness anymore. I am looking into changing family doctor at this point. Not only am I paying the price for his decision(s) but has worsen my situation thefore 'trust' in him and his competences is something I have lost and this is not something suitable when it comes to one's health and life.
When I said 'ictus' I meant that the point reached was the 'danger point' of no return. The only thought of it has left me unbalanced and scared about what could happen from now on. I have had bad periods with epilepsy but this last one really got to me.
It is almost 5 am and suffering from insomnia so my mind is a bit fuzzy right now to further explanation - clarification this post. You know as well as I do that sleep depravation is the last thing we do need but cant help it.
Perhaps another time but I do not think this has a reason to be continued so I apologize again for this post and wish you all the best and a good night.
Will try to get my 2 - 3 hours sleep before beginning a new day. Today I am to see this famous family doctor and ask him about this insomnia and how he can help me till I regain normal sleep (good luck on what he will come up with if ever.....)
Good nite all and again sorry bout it all.