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First possible seizure??

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  • Posted By: Tracy37
  • June 9, 2013
  • 00:04 AM

Hi I am a 45 yo female with possible hashimoto's disease, I am not taking any medications at the moment.
As I was driving one day I felt like a blood rush from my feet to my head then all I remember is,I felt as though I was going to pass out.
My sister whom was sitting next to me said I had a blank look on my face and my head was twitching to one side, I could not see her or hear her,when I come out I felt hot and shaky. I also felt sick in the stomach. The after affects we're sensitive eyes when looking to the side and up ways also to light, dull headaches all through out the day not enough pain to take anything for though. Also nerve twitches in lip eye and back,more so then before.
I went straight to doctors they checked my blood,urine,CT scan of brain with and without dye,ECG, holster monitor for 24 hours, thyroid tests and neurologist visit.
So far it has all come back clear I have future appointments for MRI and EEG of brain.
I have had 2 dizzy spells also a week later.

I don't know what this is or what has caused this but I am frightened to do anything to strenuous until I know.

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  • Hi, Tracy37. My name is Eileen T. I think you need to make sure they've done a glucose tolerance test. If they haven't, ask for one. When I was 18 or 19, I was living wit my bf, Tom. One morning he told me that I woke him up 'shaking like crazy'. He sed he got on top of me to try and still me, but to no avail. I didnt know wut to think of this. I'd been always healthy. I didnt even catch the flu as a kid. I was the family 'carrier'. So, we shrugged it off and went about our business. A few weeks later, it happened again. At the request of his mother, I went to the local clinic where they asked me if I drank alcohol. I sed yes and they sed the 'episodes' were from drinking. ( I, personally, dont think he believed me that id had these seizures) They didnt wanna call em seizures cuz they hadnt seen it themselves and werent sure it was, indeed, a seizure. So I went home and went about my business and didnt drink but maybe every other week I'd have a few beers. About a month later, I was at Burger King working my shift and passed out and seized there. I was taken to the hospital. Within that hospital was the clinic I'd gone to previously. So my records were there. When the ER doc saw my records, he was sure this wasn't the first one and gave me a rx for anti-seizure meds. Over the next few months I passed out at work and seized at home a few times. I was given BOTH Dilantin and phenobarbital to try n control the seizures. Finally, almost a year after my 1st seizure, someone had a Eureka moment and ordered a blood glucose test and sed I was hypoglycemic. I was told to eat every 3-4 hours-even throughout the nights. The seizures continued and they took me off the meds that weren't working. Finally, when I was brought one more time by ambulance to the hospital, the doc did an angiogram to find what they suspected and did find it. I had a benign tumor called an insulinoma on my pancreas and it created insulin and deposited all that extra insulin I to my bloodstream- plummeting my sugar levels very quickly. I was told this was a rare condition and they removed a piece of my pancreas and Ive never had another problem with it.
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  • Hi, Tracy37. My name is Eileen T. I think you need to make sure they've done a glucose tolerance test. If they haven't, ask for one. When I was 18 or 19, I was living wit my bf, Tom. One morning he told me that I woke him up 'shaking like crazy'. He sed he got on top of me to try and still me, but to no avail. I didnt know wut to think of this. I'd been always healthy. I didnt even catch the flu as a kid. I was the family 'carrier'. So, we shrugged it off and went about our business. A few weeks later, it happened again. At the request of his mother, I went to the local clinic where they asked me if I drank alcohol. I sed yes and they sed the 'episodes' were from drinking. ( I, personally, dont think he believed me that id had these seizures) They didnt wanna call em seizures cuz they hadnt seen it themselves and werent sure it was, indeed, a seizure. So I went home and went about my business and didnt drink but maybe every other week I'd have a few beers. About a month later, I was at Burger King working my shift and passed out and seized there. I was taken to the hospital. Within that hospital was the clinic I'd gone to previously. So my records were there. When the ER doc saw my records, he was sure this wasn't the first one and gave me a rx for anti-seizure meds. Over the next few months I passed out at work and seized at home a few times. I was given BOTH Dilantin and phenobarbital to try n control the seizures. Finally, almost a year after my 1st seizure, someone had a Eureka moment and ordered a blood glucose test and sed I was hypoglycemic. I was told to eat every 3-4 hours-even throughout the nights. The seizures continued and they took me off the meds that weren't working. Finally, when I was brought one more time by ambulance to the hospital, the doc did an angiogram to find what they suspected and did find it. I had a benign tumor called an insulinoma on my pancreas and it created insulin and deposited all that extra insulin I to my bloodstream- plummeting my sugar levels very quickly. I was told this was a rare condition and they removed a piece of my pancreas and Ive never had another problem with it.
    Eileen T. 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • What is your current weight? I think you need proper treatment and rest to relax from worries. Sometime, bloodstream and sugar level create problems for health.
    Edward Ronald 5 Replies Flag this Response
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