DS2 (ASD) 13 yo fainted and seemed to have a seizure 18 months ago. He had a 24 hour ECG with no problems and had just been signed off by his paed and epilepsy nurse.
He just fainted again. This time I was with him. He had just got out of the (rather hot ) bath, was standing while I wrapping him up in his towel. He was talking to me about how to avoid school tomorrow then slumped to the floor, banging his mouth on the sink. Once on the floor he was mumbling, had his eyes open but wasn't with me, IYSWIM. Within 5 to 10 seconds his eyes focused and he asked what was going on. He was right as rain within minutes, but I kept him lying down for a bit.
If it wasn't for the fact that he carried on talking nonsense throughout I would have said it was a classic faint, got up from the over hot bath too quickly. But I have been googling faints and talking and nothing is coming up. Talking during a seizure seems more common. He doesn't remember falling or hitting his mouth or what he was saying while not conscious.
Any ideas? I'll be contacting the epilepsy nurse ASAP, but in the meantime?
Thank you, used2bthin. It's interesting hearing other experiences as I've no experience of epilepsy apart from people on here and one friend's DC who has very, very severe epilepsy to the point that he's had brain surgery to try to reduce his seizures. I don't feel I can ask her as my DS's issues are so much milder. Also puts things into perspective.
Might put a thread on chat to see if anyone else talks when they faint.
Whilst I don't talk at the point of fainting that bit only lasts 2-3 seconds and I do mumble in the coming round part 10-20 seconds following it -trying to speak but can't quite manage it iyswim. But I am semi conscious in the mumbling bit, so I am faintly aware of what's happening (usually dh banging on bathroom door shouting 'are you alright, I'm going o break the door down if you don't answer me').
That sounds familiar, barbarian! DS2 seemed to carry on talking throughout, even though he was making no sense. Then he seemed to focus on me and said 'What's going on?' So I'm not sure if it was quite the same thing. He might have gone silent for a second, but I can't really remember. Thanks for the reassurance, though.
I can't believe he's photosensitive. Surely his Touhou obsession would have triggered a seizure before now? I guess it could change, though. Thanks for the info and reassurance, zzzzz. I know your DDs epilepsy is no walk in the park, so thanks for reassuring a novice. X
Thanks Ellen, wanted to do flowers for you but didn't know how on the iPad! Fwiw dd1 has never talked during her seizures, before and after yes weakly but not in the few seconds while its fully happening. Horrible worries all of these. Would do a glass of wine picture if I knew how!