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I had a convulsion today and it scared the hell out of me.
was home alone with ds2 who thankfully was asleep.
I swigged a mouthful of pepsi from the bottle and i felt it "stick" in my throat. I remember thinking i had indegestion and needed to belch...next thing i could feel my laptop slipping off my legs as they twitched manically along with the rest of my body. What brought me out of it was my flip flop coming off my foot and hitting the wood floor.
It really has frightened me. can't get drs appt until 29th this month.
Holy, NHS direct said it was important for me to see gp today. I went to drs, was standing there the male receptionist was dealing with me then the phone rang so he called the bitch female one out and asked her to deal with me while he took the call. She said ok "right when is the soonest you can come in...oh its you i have nothing for you until the earliest date of 29th" i explained nhs direct had said i needed to see gp today and she replied 29th or nothing we are far too busy to fit YOU in.
this all started (her attitude i mean) because she was rude to me and I complained about her manner. Now she is worse than ever.
OMG! These women who work in doctors receptions honestly do my head in. Is it universal that they are rude, uppity and downright nosey? Grrr! Anyway, if I were you I'd be on the phone first thing in the morning and tell them you want an emergency appointment, no two ways about it.
Purple is right, you can't wait two weeks for this and it is not up the receptionist to decide if you are worthy or not.
hope you ok today theladyevenstar,and get an emergency appt at the GP
the first thing they will decide is if it sounds like the usual pattern/story of a fit[rather than faint/panic attack/heart problem etc],then if they feel it does they will refer you as a first fit will prompt an urgent referral to medical/neuro or admission
as noone witnessed it it's difficult to know atm exactly what it was
Well i have not seen the gp but i have spoken to him. He thinks that where i gulped the pepsi i caused the gases to cause a kinda airlock which blocked my windpipe. causing me to pass out, and as the gases released and air started getting through again because of that it caused me to convulse. He has advised me to cut down on the fizzies and also the coffee....damn and i am a coffee addict!!!!
That has reminded me. When I was about 20 I had been burning the candle at both ends and was drinking some coke to wake me up. When it hit my stomach it really hurt so I got up and lent against the bannister. Next thing I was coming round having fainted. I always thought it was the pain in my stomach that had made me pass out.