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seIZURES?! need help PRONTO

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 8, 2013
  • 06:35 AM

ive been posting to a few health forums but never got a reply and i cant see a doctor right now because my mum will need to come with me and she wont believe me. i am an 18 year old girl whom is mega confused!!

ever since i can remember since i was young ( 10 years oldish) ive had these episodes that lasts for 10seconds-3 minutes and i never thought they were abnormal i thought it was just a normal process and i had never voiced my concerns. only recently i had a big episode in comparison to my 20 second space outs or whatever they are called. ususally what happens is when im at home ( always happens when im at home) i tend to get this deja vu feeling before it happens and its a way that i know they are about to happen. after this feeling goes i become over whelmed with this emotion which i cant recall up until recently where i wrote down what i was feeling during one because i never remember what the emotion is after the episode i only know that its terrifying and i think its just fear. usually this emotion intensifies and then visual memories happen, i never hallucinate but instead i get these visual memories that are forced into my head i cant recall it because i completely forget it and its frustrating because when i explain it to people i am unable to because i don't remember most of it. i just feel unnatural or robotic my thought processes are displaced and everything i do just becomes completely awkward. ive never spoken during one of them so im not too sure if it has an effect on my speech but im trying to attempt it next time it happens.

i get them every month or so and i had a small one today and absolutely freaked out about it and i dont remember it. ive had it since i was 10 maybe? im 18 now and i would like to know if people agree with what i think it is. also im interested if headaches have anything to do with them? ive had problems with migraines but i never saw that it could be related because i thought these episodes were normal. the night before one of these episodes i had really bad headaches that were off and on and i woke up with them too and then i had the episode and then my headaches intensified afterwards!

it would be great if someone with experience on this topic could please reply because i have posted on various forums and i haven't got a single reply and i've been looking up on this and its starting to scare the **** out of me.

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  • I know this isn't as immedient help as you need but I just saw your question. Headaches and seizures can be connected. Headaches often follow seizures, as does periods of being extremely tired and or spacy. Even if you aren't having seizures, you are probably having something that you would be refered to a neurologist. If you are 18, can you go alone? Legally I think so but I don't know where you are or your financial situation. But if it is getting worse, go to the doctor. And see if they have a patient assistance program for fininaces. Or if they don't go to the ER. ERs usually have access to Salvation Army, "Charity Forms", and other things. I've used them a couple of times.Or it could be unrealted to seizures. You might want to consider an epilepsy online group (MDJ has good groups) and telling those with epilepsy about what you are having. They may give you more information on if they have ever had a seizure like that. I have seizures but not like you are talking about. There are a lot of different kinds though.Good luck and I hope you find your answers.
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