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Somebody please help... I have seizure or TIA like episodes but nobody seems to know

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  • Posted By: Seeking Answers
  • March 22, 2009
  • 02:54 PM

It has been happening for a year and a half. I get a funny feeling come over me... I hold my mouth differently and it feels like I might drool. My breathing changes... I think it may get shallow but not sure... I start to talk and when I do I sound incredibly intoxicated... my words are slurred and garbled... my body feels like cement, loss of balance, weakness in my legs, this goes on for awhile and then I get myself to a safe place because I know I usually loose consciousness. A deep sleep or LOC is the only thing that seems to take away the symptoms... sometimes I am out for hours. Usually when I wake up I am fine. They thought they saw a basiliar artery thrombus when they did a CAT scan but later an MRI showed my brain and arteries were perfectly normal. The TIA clinic didn't think it was a mini stroke because both my legs got weak. And they didn't think it was seizures because they lasted for so long and I remember what happens. I have sleep apnea but when I asked the sleep neurologist if this could be causing it he said no because my CPAP machine is set so that I no longer have any apneas... and I use my machine all the time. I also have prediabetes but have tested my blood during an episode and it's normal. PLEASE HELP ME I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO TURN TO NEXT. I have had to go off work because of the symptoms... they were happening every day until I asked the sleep neurologist to put me on an anti seizure med... He put me on trileptal 300mg 2x/day. Since then (about 1 month) I have only had 7 episodes... coincidence???? PLEASE HELP I AM FEELING DESPERATE... I hate these things I feel physically aweful when they occur... THANKS FOR LISTENING TO MY STORY.

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