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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 10/2/2005 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi folks.  My name is Rowdy and I'm 36 years old.  Last week I had an accident on the road and had no clue how I got wrapped around a telephone pole.  The police thought I was on something because I didn't know where I was or how I had the accident.  While talking to them, I had a grand mal and woke up in the ambulance heading for the emergency room.  I think I had a seizure during the accident and then the other seizure following.  I feel I'm a bit too old to have a first seizure relating to epilepsy. I'm very scared and confused. Can someone give me some input or advice?  I'm seeing a neurologist tomorrow.  Thanks

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Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 585
   Posted 10/3/2005 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry you had an accident! Yes, it sure is possible that the accident was caused by having a seizure. As Mandi said, ANYONE can have a seizure at any time. Many things can preceed a seizure medications, interactions, alcohol, head injury, sickness, stress, sleep deprivation are just a few things....

I hope the neuro will do testing and figure out what happened. Were you injured in the accident?

take care!!

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Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 29
   Posted 10/3/2005 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry about your accident.  sad   However, as far as being too old to have a seizure, turn your age around and you have my sister's age.  She was 63 when she had her first seizure; 7 months ago.  Hopefully, this will be a one-time seizure for you, but you definitely need to go through all the necessary tests.  Good luck to you.
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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 10/3/2005 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rowdy,

I am by no means an expert on seizures and epilepsy as I am learning as I go and its all new to me. I turned 36 in sept and had my first seizure in beginning of Aug, though I had had one in July it turns out too. From what I have been reading and looking on the boards I am noticing that there are at least a few people that seem to have their first seizures in late 30's or early 40's. It at least has been something I have been noticing.

Try not to worry too much before you know all the facts and results. Hope everything turns out ok for you and let us know.


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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 122
   Posted 10/5/2005 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Rowdy -
I understand your plight because I too had a seizure while driving but I was not aware I had a seizure and was charged with and consequently now have a DWI. Weird as it is to say you are lucky that you had another one when the police were there or I fear that you would be in the same spot I am!!
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