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Seizures or not?

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  • Posted By: WVBaker
  • June 7, 2007
  • 10:50 PM

Thank you for reading this. Sorry about the double post. I’ll try to be brief and to the point.

The wife related the following actions that I have displayed, three or four times, over the past few months. The last time finally got my attention.

I could be standing or walking when, I enter into what best can be described as a state of disassociation. I get, and this is the way she describes it, a look as if I’m “drunk”. Speech slows down, eyes do stay open and I do however, for the most part, respond to her questions and statements. I remain standing and have never fallen or become unconscious. There are no “tics” such as with the eyes or lip smacking or muscle twitching. There are no symptoms related to a seizure, just this euphoric state of mind.

These “events” only last for a few minutes at a time, after which I return. During each I have no recollection of the event. I remember what happened prior to the “event” and immediately after.

I have been to see a neurologist and the CAT scan was normal. The EEG was normal and the, as I like to refer them, field sobriety tests were normal. He could offer no explanation for the “events” but, nonetheless, put me on Keppra. I can still remember him stating the following when questioned as to why he felt as though I had suffered a seizure and I quote, “if it walks like a Duck and quacks like a Duck, it must be a Duck”.

My GP after reviewing the test took me off the Keppra as she felt it was not needed. She too felt it was not seizure activity but, could offer no reason for them happening.

Has anyone experienced this or can anyone offer any ideas as to what these may be?

Thank You

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  • WVBaker...sweetie I had to laugh out loud reading your post but not b/c it was funny just that I have been thru the same thing also! I was dianosed with Seizures in 2001 at the age of 30! I have several different types of seizures and so far all my tests have come back okay! First one type of seizure makes me feel like I am out of this world and I don't remember what went on during this seizure but b/f and after I remember! Just b/c you don't fall on the floor flopping (as I call this and I also do have this type also) don't mean that you didn't have a seizure! And just b/c your test results come back fine still don't mean your not having seizures! I believe I have 5 different types of seizures! A little back-ground here...when I was about 2 years old my Mom put me in a basket at the grocery store and it was really full of groceries! Mom said she didn't think about it but when she got the basket it had a limp and as Mom unloaded the basket onto the checkout counter it just flipped with me in it! I had a skull fracture from the top of my head to behind my ear! I had to stay in the hospital for 2 weeks and the neurosurgeon told Mom to watch out for seizures later on in life! After I got thru my teems Mom said she quit worrying! Then when I hit 30 the seizures started! The 4 doctors (2 specialist) think this may have caused me to have them but there are alot of people that have seizures that the cause is unknown! I now take 2 different kinds of seizure meds but still have the seizures! I don't have them as often tho! I am sorry that you are having to go thru this! I do know how it feels! At first we were being told that I wasn't having seizures but Mom used to own her own ambulance company and she had seen 100's of people having seizures and knew that I was one of them now! Then I had one at the ER and now they know that it is seizures also! I have 3 big teen sons that also help me and Mom is always here too! I hope and pray that yours will subside! My T&Ps to you! Please keep me informed! Mary;)
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