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Date Joined Aug 2014
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   Posted 8/2/2014 3:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Can another person lessen the severity of a seizure or even stop it all together? I've yet to be diagnosed (awaiting results of EEG, AEEG, MRI, and all the rest) but it is believed that I have had 3 nocturnal seizures; 2 at 3am, 1 at 2am. My girlfriend says that each one isn't as severe as the next.
#1=Gran Mal with bed wetting, limbs shaking, frothy mouth, back arching, bit tongue, girlfriend was freaked and tried to stop me from going outside.
#2= bed wetting, back arched, bit tongue, girlfiend was more calm and tried to guide me through the house.
#3 = back arched twice, Girlfriend lightly patted my cheeks and called my name, guided me to the toilet twice (pee'd 2nd time), not sure when I bit my tongue as I fell several times while walking around the house.

With all 3, I always get out of bed and attempt to carry out my normal morning routine of making coffee, checking the garden in the backyard, and sit in front of my PC Indian style. I have no memory of it and fall intp walls and to the floor a few times during my travels.

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Date Joined Jan 2014
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   Posted 8/6/2014 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HealingWell.

I did a little research, it appears they use dogs as:

Seizure Response Dogs

Seizure alert Dogs.

Of the several things they do, one is:

Providing physical support (and the secondary benefit of emotional support)


The attentive assistance of a loved one will certainly exceed the emotional support of a service dog, at the very least, it will help to ease tensions associated with the episodes. Tension is associated as a triggering event for the seizures, it would not surprise me that loving care would help lessen the tension, possibly lessening the likelihood of a subsequent seizure.

I had undiagnosed Temporal Lobe Seizures for over 15 years. After being medicated, the symptoms went away, almost overnight.

Hope this helps, I'll check back to see if you have more questions.
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