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Supposed Grand Mal's

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 10, 2007
  • 11:15 PM

About a year and a half ago I was in a doctor's office and I experienced what felt like a "hot flash" and then a major headache. Apparently I grabbed my head, started convulsing and dropped to the floor. Thank god my partner was with me and I was with a bunch of physicians! They called an ambulance and I was rushed to the emergency room. I do not have any family history of seizures. They gave me the usual tests, CT, MRI, EEG, spinal tap, bloods etc, all of which were negative. In NY they require no driving for 6 months after any loss of conciousness, with my job as a pharmacutical rep that was pretty difficult but with the help of my wonderful partners I made it through. Last Tuesday, I was having lunch with one of my physicians offices and was in the middle of a conversation when I experienced another "hot flash", I do not remember much as this seems to be a theme with these experiences but I started to stutter my words, convulse and fell out of my chair. I did not pee my pants on either occasion thank god, which I guess is a good thing for having a grand mal seizure. The one thing that has been consistent with both seizures is that my blood sugar has been very low. The first time it was 30 and the second time it was 60 but they think it was lower prior to taking the reading. They took me to the ER again via ambulance, administered oral glucose and started me on topomax, which I am not thrilled about being on. I started taking Seasonal birth control last year and that is when my hot flashes began. I also found out that Seasonique (which is what Seaonale has now become) causes glucose intolerance which makes sense with the low sugar levels. I am extremely inetersted in hearing anyone's feedback or experiences with seizures. I have visited an endocrinolgist, am planning on visiting the seizure center at the major hospital in our area and am not leaving any stone unturned at this point. Any advice is welcomed.

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