Could I be having seizures, or is it something else?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

WhiteWave
New Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 2/8/2009 2:55 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Hello,
 I would really appreciate input on some weird things I've been experiencing lately and whether or not it could be seizures, or something else.
 
 
I am 16 and my biggest concern right now are these headaches I seem to get out of nowhere. They're not like a migrane but just this horrible aching followed by extreme nausea. Lately it's gotten to the point where my whole body will just ache, like my legs almost feel weak and kind of tingly and I feel very lethargic. I also get dizzy spells quite a lot lately.
 
Another thing I find odd is that not too long ago I pretty severely chewed the inside of my cheek while sleeping to where I could barely eat. I figured that maybe I was getting headaches and such because I was grinding my teeth in my sleep but I just went to the dentist and they said they saw no signs of teeth grinding. My jaw is hurting too. This could possibly be do to be clenching my teeth and just not realizing it, but my jaw hurt so bad that it had to be when I was sleeping, because I think I would notice if I was clenching by jaw so hard that it's painful to chew.
 
I've read about people having a seizure and then coming to and being in a different place or being confused.
I haven't experienced being in another room or feeling totally confused, but there have been several times where I am having a conversation, and I hear the person talking but I don't understand what they're saying, and then it's like I snap out of it and have to ask them what they said because I can't remember. There are also times when people tell me about a conversation we had, or that they told me something and I responded, but I have absolutely no recollection of it ever happening. Is it possible to be able to respond when having a seizure and people just not noticing anything wrong?
 
It's worth noting that I am under a lot of stress lately, and suffer from anxiety and depression.
 
thank you for reading

dabomb
New Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 2/28/2009 2:31 AM (GMT -7)   
If u r really think u have been having seizures i would go get an eeg this monitors all of ur brains actions and can tell u if u have had seizures. ur anxiety and depression could be causing u to have seizures or anxiety attacks. either way i would talk to a doc see up

RanMan
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 653
   Posted 2/28/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
WhiteWave said...
 
 
 
I am 16 and my biggest concern right now are these headaches I seem to get out of nowhere. They're not like a migrane but just this horrible aching followed by extreme nausea. Lately it's gotten to the point where my whole body will just ache, like my legs almost feel weak and kind of tingly and I feel very lethargic. I also get dizzy spells quite a lot lately.
 
Another thing I find odd is that not too long ago I pretty severely chewed the inside of my cheek while sleeping to where I could barely eat. I figured that maybe I was getting headaches and such because I was grinding my teeth in my sleep but I just went to the dentist and they said they saw no signs of teeth grinding. My jaw is hurting too. This could possibly be do to be clenching my teeth and just not realizing it, but my jaw hurt so bad that it had to be when I was sleeping, because I think I would notice if I was clenching by jaw so hard that it's painful to chew.
 
I've read about people having a seizure and then coming to and being in a different place or being confused.
I haven't experienced being in another room or feeling totally confused, but there have been several times where I am having a conversation, and I hear the person talking but I don't understand what they're saying, and then it's like I snap out of it and have to ask them what they said because I can't remember. There are also times when people tell me about a conversation we had, or that they told me something and I responded, but I have absolutely no recollection of it ever happening. Is it possible to be able to respond when having a seizure and people just not noticing anything wrong?
 
It's worth noting that I am under a lot of stress lately, and suffer from anxiety and depression.
 
thank you for reading
Hello WhiteWave,
1) Headaches out of nowhere, nausea, legs feel tingly ~ This could be a type of aura or petitmal seizure, lethargic, dizziness ~ Explain to your Neorologist or your Doctor what is happening.
2) Chewing the inside of your cheek while you're sleeping ~ You could have a form of "Sleep Apnea" where your brain isn't getting enough oxygen while you sleep due to some sort of blockage of your airway, causing night time seizures, if so, it can be corrected.
Mention this to your Doctor as well and ask to be referred to a sleep clinic, they do an EEG on you while you sleep. From this, you Doctor can see if you're having night time seizures.
3) The confusion that you say you experience sometimes (being aware of your surroundings but unable to respond) could also be an aura or petitmal seizure but check with your Doctor.
Randy

Diagnosed with Epilepsy & Ulcerative Colitis.
Current Medications: Diantin 275mg, Pheonobarb 150mg, Asocol 3,000 mg.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, November 24, 2014 2:03 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,276,499 posts in 253,026 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 158717 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, zeraph.
220 Guest(s), 5 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Andrina, AmAndAincAnAdA, mckaren, CAGU, xy123


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest  Follow HealingWell.com on YouTube
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2014 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer