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Old 05-02-2007, 04:20 PM   #1
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loud noises

I have a question. I had my first seizure (Grand-mal) in February. My EEG showed something about "sharp waves" in the left side of my brain. The weird thing is that, ever since the seizure, even the smallest amount of noise, at home, work, or especially bowling (just can't do anymore) makes me feel so much anxiety like I'm gonna explode! I have to walk away or plug my ears for a couple seconds just to chill myself out. Has anyone ever experienced that after having a seizure? Again, that was my first and so far only one. It's really becoming hard to deal with. And I take Xanax and Lamactal so I don't really need to take anything else. Any advice? Thank you!!

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Old 05-02-2007, 06:59 PM   #2
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Re: loud noises

My post before yours shows my seizure history...
Little noises don't seem to bother me. BUT, emergency sirens of all kinds freak me out sometimes. It's not the lights or the vehicles themselves, just the sirens. They sometimes trigger a quick panic attack. This began just after my first GM seizure in Oct. '01... You're not alone.

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Old 06-18-2007, 01:16 PM   #3
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Re: loud noises

The wave peaks that you are talking about is the small electrical discharges that indicate a very small seizure. It is a way for the brain specialist to determine if you have epilepsy. I have not heard of someone who is sensitive to noises but I am highly sensitive to flickering lights. Even when the TV show a scene where there is disco lights I must look away or even walk away. If I travel by car or train and the sun is low with a lot of trees next to the road/track - the flickering shadows caused by the trees makes me enourmously uncomfortable. I get grandmal seizures now for 35 years already - I hope you will learn how to cope.

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Old 06-18-2007, 01:25 PM   #4
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Re: loud noises

Post seizure, in the ER recovering, ther mega dosed me on Dilantin. It was the effects of Dilantin that caused me to be sensitive to lights and sound with the high levels of the medication in my system.

I had to request that they draw the blind by the bed, put the room on night lighting, close the door as much as they legally could. The sound from the hallways was driving me crazy.

Only a guess, it sounds like sudden external stimulis (lights suddenly comming on, rapid onset of sound) cause problems with you. Good idea to make a note and bring it up to the Dr.


Old 06-19-2007, 11:03 AM   #5
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Re: loud noises

With me, I've noticed that loud noises that startle me unexpectedly, or anything that startles me, like sometimes if I'm walking and I trip and fall, or if someone jumps out at me trying to scare me, gives me a simple partial seizure. But I think with me, it's something that haoppens in my brain when I'm startled that triggers a seizure. Could be the same with you, where unexpected noises trigger something, or you could just be more sensitive to sounds now.

Old 06-19-2007, 02:56 PM   #6
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When I was on Lamictal loud noises would cause panic attacks with vomiting. It only occurred when I was on this drug, haven't had since being on Keppra. Definitely bring it up with your doctor.

Old 06-20-2007, 09:44 AM   #7
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Re: loud noises

i don't have the personal experience, but my daughter can't stand loud noises. I don't think she understands yet as to why, she is only 4. but i know by seeing her with loud noises, sirens, airplanes (if close and loud), she covers her ears, or runs in the house if we're at home.

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