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   Posted 8/13/2006 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
My name is Liz and I'm new to the forum. I'm 45 and the mom of two boys. I was diagnosed with simple partial seizures about 4 years ago and after a lot of trial and error have settled on a medication that seems to help quite a bit.
My question is, does anyone have simple partial seizures during the night? These seem to be the most common time when it happens to me and one happened last night that was really bad.
I woke up at 3:00 am and knew right away that something didn't feel right. This is normally the time that these seizures happen too. I got up and went into the bathroom and had the feeling that I was sleep-walking and things didn't seem real.
Then it was if I'd got a huge jolt of adrenaline and my heart started racing, my muscles felt like jelly, I felt sick to my stomach and I could see in the mirror that my face had turned white as a sheet. I knew what was happening but still I was really frightened, especially since I hadn't had one that bad in over a month. It took about 15 minutes or so for it to go away and today I feel really hung over.
Anyway, I mentioned this to my family doctor before (I don't see a neurologist) and she said it was common for this type of seizure to happen in between sleep cycles. I get the feeling that there's not a whole lot to do about it and honestly I don't want to switch meds since I tend to have bad reactions to a lot of seizure meds.
So I guess I'm just looking for a little reassurance because I'm wiped out today and a little afraid of another episode happening tonight. When it's happening I have this horrible feeling that something catastrophic is about to happen. Does that sound silly?
I don't know a whole lot about these types of seizures, even though I've done a google search. Nothing I've found mentions these seizures happening at night so if anyone has any other information I'd appreciate it.
Thanks for listening :-)

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 8/14/2006 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Mandi,

This information helps a lot.


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   Posted 8/20/2006 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I frequently get seizures at night, with a very similar aura. Mandi's right; it's completely normal, albeit very scary. I hate the nausea drunk feeling most, and it's hard to stand up w/o feeling like I'm going to pass out. In a bad week, I worry about having them, too. I'm not sure you ever get used to it, or are completely ok with it. I'm trying to learn to accept it myself, b/c when I'm afraid of them happening at night, I don't want to go to sleep, and that just makes the next day harder, b/c I'm so tired.
~Heidi Hope~
"For I know the plans I have for you", says the Lord.  "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you.  Plans to give you Hope & a Future."
Jeremiah 29:11

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 9/9/2006 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
The seizures that I had when I was sleeping was very scary. I was unable to move my body and I couldn't talk no matter how hard I treid. I hope things work out for you.

Had My Brain surgery, and I was so scared, but the doctors made me feel good and and I did. They kidded with me before the surgery and before I knew it I was in recovery Thanks for helping me. Mine is on the  left temporal lobe. They say it is deep it my brain.

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