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Old 08-12-2008, 01:52 PM   #1
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fainting/seizure?

I posted this in the general board and someone suggested I ask on the epilepsy board...so I'm going to give this a try too. thanks =)


I'm a 19 year old female and I'm a healthy weight. The other day i was suddenly struck with what I think might have been a fainting spell. I was sitting with my cousin and started to think I might have to vomit. Then my body felt very weak and disconnected from reality and black spots began to blur my vision . My cousin says I got extremely pale, my pupils constricted, and my lips turned a shade of blue. After about 30 seconds of my vision blacking out it got to the point where i Knew I was losing consciousness.

I must have lost consciousness for a few seconds or something...because I remember seeing bright flashes of colors that weren't related to anyhing in the room.

My cousin laid my down across the table and turned the lights down. When she grabbed my hands to move me I could feel my body and mainly hands jerking. Laying down seemed to help and I came back to myself pretty quickly. As I started to come back to myself I could feel a pain in my head. I can only explain it as a band wrapped across the top of my head. As it lessened, the better I felt. When I was better, I no longer felt as if I had to vomit and I felt absoloutely fine.

Idont know what this is and I've never experienced anything like it. Thank you for any help!!

 
Old 08-12-2008, 07:31 PM   #2
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Re: fainting/seizure?

I know that sometimes when I will have a sez some of the things that you said happen to me too. I usually always have the horrible migrane headache afterwards.

How many times has this happens to you?

I don't think it would hurt to go to your dr and tell him about what happened. If it happens often he may have you take some tests. If it doesn't then it may have just been a fainting spell.

If they are happening often, I would defently suggest that he have some tests done.

 
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:55 PM   #3
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Re: fainting/seizure?

Was it a hot/sunny day? As well, had you been exercising, or running/biking (exerting yourself)?

Not knowing the day's conditions, I'm wondering if it could have been heatstroke or due to lack of water (dehydration).

don't know what else to contribute.

--Travis

 
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