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   Posted 6/23/2014 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
So I have health anxiety about my heart and it really makes me anxious ... I saw somebody have a seizure a few years ago and that made me feel like I was going to have a seizure it went on for a couple of months and I never had a seizure so I got over it... So back in February my baby boyfriend and I were asleep in the bed and I hear him yell out and I look at him and he is convulsing and having a seizure!!! It scared me soo bad :( i ran to my moms room to get her because I was freaking out... Bad idea because he was choking on his tongue when I got back and my mom literally had to stick her finger in his mouth and pop his tongue out of his throat!!!! Ever since then I've been having a feeling I will have a seizure ! How likely is it that I will have one and why do I feel this way???

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   Posted 6/23/2014 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
It's not very likely that you'll experience a seizure just because you worry about it. There are Psychogenic Seizures, these are Psychological in origin. Psychogenic Seizures are not going to produce Grand Mal symptoms.

It might be helpful to understand that not all seizures are Grand Mal, in fact most aren't, I had seizures for 15+ years before they were diagnosed. So I was working, driving cars, etc. during my seizures. This, of course, is not recommended until after they're controlled by medication, but I didn't know I was having seizures, though I had multiple times sought out help. My seizures were profound feelings of Deja Vu followed by memory disruptions. The whole thing would last less than 20 minutes, and I would be fine afterwards.

If you believe that all seizures are Grand Mal, it would be natural to be fearful of that, but to realize that many are temporary alterations in consciousness, consistent with many seizures that occur, is not nearly so scary.

Lastly, migraines can produce effects similar to seizures, for a dramatic example, see the following link. This reporter suffered a migraine, which briefly altered her consciousness and she ended up speaking babble. She appeared on T.V. shows afterwards, quite normally, explaining what happened. Again, altered consciousness, no Grand Mal.

You should discuss your concerns with your doctor, he/she may be able to help ease your fears.
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