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am I having seizures??

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  • Posted By: karrisue2005
  • January 9, 2009
  • 04:18 AM

Hi
I have lupus,fibromyalgia,diabetes. I have been having these wierd "episodes" They always happen when Im standing and usually within 30 seconds of standing. My knees shave and give out my body twitches I usually know when these are comming my head feels like I'm on an airpland then the shaking begins. my episodes usually only last 15 seconds or so then im kinda foggy for a couple minutes. But today when I was going up the stairs at my home I had an episode had to sit on the stairs but it lasted so long i almost called 911. Im wondering if these are seizures?:confused:

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  • It's possible that the symptom esp since you have fibro (which is related to CFS/ME) is POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia). It's easy to find out if this is your issue or not by monitoring your heart rate on standing.. to see if it raises by more than 30 beats per minute (depending what one reads) from laying down when you stand up.. or if it goes above 100-110+ beats per minute on standing. If it it's up at that level after 5 mins of just standing. You have POTS. (doctors also can diagnose this with tilt table testing.. so if you find your heart rate is doing this and want a offical diagnoses.. get a tilt table test done) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postural_orthostatic_tachycardia_syndrome
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
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  • i just noticed that shaking isnt on that POTS symptom list. It is a symptom and not an uncommon one of POTS thou. i also didnt realise but realise it now.. that fibromyaligia is listed on that link as a coexisting condition to POTS.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • January 9, 2009
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  • YOu are not having seizures.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 9, 2009
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  • Is your blood sugar under control? You may be having episodes of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. These can make you shaky & foggy.
    aquila 1263 Replies
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  • How old are you and when did you become diabetic?
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
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  • :DI dont know what happened to my last posts but this one stuck and did not show up with just dots. I was NOT having seizures I was having a reaction to a medication I was on. I have quit taking it and started a new one and feel just great. In fact better than I have felt in months. it was zyprexa that made me feel so aweful.
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