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Is it likely for someone to have a fit because of stress?
My mothers been in hospital for 6 months! She should have been discharged yesterday, she's still there because they have not sorted the care package out for her to go home () so now it's going to be Monday. My sister has called, she didn't sleep at all last night and has become very upset and very anxious. She had some sort of siezure this afternoon, now they want to wait until Monday to do a CT scan. Is it likely that she had a fit because she's so stressed out? It's never happened before.
Epileptic seizures can be triggered by stress - but make sure this is a definite diagnosis before meds get started. Psychogenic seizures are non-epileptic in origin and can be caused by stress - if so she will need to see a mental health team Other seizure causes include cardiac, TIA, and low sodium which are all treatable. Hope things get sorted out soon.
Thank you. I called her yesterday and she didn't sound right. After some digging she said she'd been sweating. She's prone to UTI's so I asked her to ask a nurse to check her urine, I'm so pleased that she listened because she has another UTI. They started her on antibiotics right away so we are hoping she'll still be able to go home tomorrow. They did a CT scan anyway, this is the third one she's had in 6 months.