sleeping seizures

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   Posted 1/23/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi my name is Shant'e.
I'm 17 about to turn 18. When i was 3 i had sleeping seizures through out my child hood. I had a sever seizure that i had to be hospitalize for 2 weeks. The seizures had stop as i got older. I think for the past year i been having sleeping seizures. I would lay down and start to fall in a deep sleep. i then would be paralyzed and speechless even though i would be trying to scream to wake up someone in my house no one could here me. When i start to think of away to get out of this dream or whatever it is i began to fall deeper and deeper into the dream. This sound gets louder and louder i feel like if i don't calm myself down and stop thinking that i might die or go into a coma ( i know sounds crazy) but once i calm down and stop thinking i began to come out of it. slowly as i calm down and relax. I wake up like nothing has ever happen. but it's scaring me i dont no if its a bad dream or a seizure. I usually attend to have these dream or seizures when I haven't gotten any rest in awhile. If anyone can help me or give me more advice please reply to my message.
thanks and take care. sad

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   Posted 1/23/2009 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   



 If your brain isn't getting enough oxygen due to mild Sleep Apnea, and you find yourself waking up in a "postictal" state (out of it, confused, angry or over agressive or still feeling tired and not rested) you should get your Doctor to refer you to a sleep specialist. They will do an EEG while you sleep.

You may find out that you have seizures during your sleep as a result of you stopping breathing and possibly reduce your medication. 

This could cure other health problems as well. 

Maybe it's worth checking into.


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   Posted 1/23/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Randy for replying to my message. I'm really grateful for that. I will definitely talk to my doctor.

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   Posted 3/10/2009 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
My daughter is 16 and just started having sleep seizures. I have witnessed one and her friend the other. The first one she was waking up and was shaking all over but couldn't stop it. A Neurologist has confirmed she has seizures but we are also getting a sleep deprived EEG 3/13. She has been taking Trileptal since 3/5 for the seizures. She also gets flushed face, dizziness, headache and stomach ache during the day. The dr. said that is a seizure also. Yesterday, for the first time she did not throw up in a long time. She has been fighting this stomach problem for 14 months and nothing has shown up on any testing for stomach. I think we have found the answer. I pray this is it. Good luck with your seizures.
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