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Posted by Ann on March 27, 2000 at 17:05:27:

I'm a first-time post-er, and need information and encouragment regarding complex partial status seizures.
I've just experienced my first, after many years of only grand mal (tonic-clonic) seizures.
Doctors in the ER missed the diagnosis, even though they were well aware that I am epileptic, and focused, instead, on
psychological/psychiatric symptoms. This was frustrating to me. It will help me to read a variety of your complex partial seizure
experiences so to compare my own, although I know that we are each individual. I'm wondering why, after so long a time of one kind of seizure,
I should suddenly have another. I became mute, apparently, and no one could figure out why. I had my typical aura of feeling apart from my surroundings and
unable to communicate well. This did not generalize into tonic-clonic activity, but did move into two days of sleeping and very little contact with
others around me. My recall is almost nothing. I'll thank you now for your attention and help. It was really a disconcerting experience, which put me in the
hospital overnight. All bloodwork was normal, but my behavior, especially speech, was affected. Thanks again.

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