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i think i had a seziure last night is it possible?

(31 Posts)
Psychotrace2 Sat 31-Oct-09 09:35:46

i went to bed had a really bad headache could not drop off for ages , not sure i did but i got a funny taste in my mouth then i heard wispers in my left hear very loud and my body went stiff more aware about my fingers stiff and shaking i could move my mouth to let dh know but i was making a sound grunting noises only last i think a min, then i think i fell asleep but not sure how long as i could feel my head hurting so much and this morning an very shaky tired ,head still hurts and very weak.

could it be a seizure iv never had one before and be aware i had one? not sure just know i dont feel right this morning.

Lulumama Sat 31-Oct-09 09:42:15

not sure, but i think that you should see your doctor today or get medical attention of some sort.

kando Sat 31-Oct-09 09:44:41

Please get yourself checked out asap. Talking ONLY from dd1's experience (she is nearly 9 and has diagnosed epilepsy), she has in the past had seizures when she's been awake and able to communicate throughout. Not complete seizures, ones which only affected right side and mainly her arm. Must have been a completely terrifying for you. PLEASE get yourself to the GP as soon as possible.

Psychotrace2 Sat 31-Oct-09 09:51:02

still not quiet sure what happened tbh have told dh about this i really dontwant to see anyone yet but i will if i dont feel better soon.

FlamingoBingo Sat 31-Oct-09 09:54:01

Please see a dr about it. I don't understand why you don't want to? Don't you care about your health?

Psychotrace2 Sat 31-Oct-09 09:59:44

yes i do care but what if i was dreaming?

DaisymooSteiner Sat 31-Oct-09 10:06:48

Could it have been sleep paralysis?

Psychotrace2 Sat 31-Oct-09 10:11:33

it could be i am tired and stressed dd has health problems and ds as aspergers

GhostlyPixieOnaPumpkin Sat 31-Oct-09 10:44:15

Please, please get yourself checked out - you could go into an NHS walk-in centre today and they will check you over - you wouldn't need to make an appointment, and they will be able to give you some clue as to what it was, because it sounds very frightening and scary.
Definitely see someone about it - what if it happens again, and you're alone with your DC?

FlamingoBingo Sat 31-Oct-09 11:10:31

"yes i do care but what if i was dreaming?"

I think doctors would rather deal with someone who turns out to be just dreaming than deal with someone who is seriously ill in a few month's time because they had something wrong with them and didn't get it checked out!

nellie12 Sat 31-Oct-09 11:17:59

it does sound suspicious of a seizure and the tiredness today is suspicious too.

I also think you need to get yourself checked. If you dont feel like going out today can you ring your out of hours service and ask for a telephone consultation?

Regardless of what you do today if you have anymore episodes like that over the weekend you need to attend a&e (hopefully not) and make an emergency appointment with your gp on monday. They wont think you are wasting their time.

red37 Sat 31-Oct-09 11:19:31

As I understand like my ds epilepsy nurse has told me, that everyone has the potential to have a seizure whether it be an isolated incident..
seizures an also mimic other illnesses, not saying that is the case
ds had seizure clusters which spanned for 4 weeks, that was the reason for his referral

tiredness/stress can be a huge trigger for a seizure

just get yourself the once over at the out of hours to put your mind at rest

ilovesprouts Sat 31-Oct-09 11:23:53

get your sellf sen to asap dh says it sounds like a seizure dh has epilepsy

purplepeony Sat 31-Oct-09 11:26:40


You could have epilepsy and if you are driving andh ave another seizure it could be tragic.

See your dr asap.

Psychotrace2 Sat 31-Oct-09 19:32:36

thanks every one been really foggy all day so went into walk in center he checked me over really well mostly my eyes, he think it sounds like a seizure but as my headache as gone and my eyes clear sais it ok to see my gp on Monday unless anything else happens then go straight to a&e he did say you can just have one and no more( fingers crossed) i have no drive as didnt feel fit to.

bigstripeytiger Sat 31-Oct-09 19:43:38

It might help if you write down a note now of exactly what happened, so that you can let the GP know on Monday, also if your DH saw what happened he should go to the appointment with you, as it will be useful for the GP to have an accurate account of what happened as possible.

You should let your insurance company and DVLA know that you are suspected to have had a seizure, and they will be able to advise you.

nellie12 Sat 31-Oct-09 19:50:40

glad you got seen good luck with the gp.

kando Sun 01-Nov-09 11:20:49

Glad you got checked out Psycho.

trace2 Mon 02-Nov-09 18:42:23

well i phoned gp can not get in till next tuseday, told them i think it may be urgent, told to go to walk in clinichmm

trace2 Mon 02-Nov-09 18:43:41

oops its me with out psyho in front Halloween name!

Bearhugger Mon 02-Nov-09 19:56:08

Great you're getting it checked out - but please don't drive. DH suffers epilepsy and years ago (before I knew him) he had a seizure whilst driving - almost killed himself fortunately no one else. He was legal to drive and was on correct medication at time.
He no longer drives as he never wants to run the risk of this happening again.

MERLYPUSS Mon 02-Nov-09 20:16:58

I have epilepsy.
what you are saying about the funny taste is really similar to what I get. Did you get strange smells too? How about migraine? Gt checked. If they are worried they will do an EEG (I think) and it will tell if you have any abnormal brain activity. And,in my case, confirm you do actually have a brain (joke)

MistergodthisisSal Mon 02-Nov-09 20:17:03

I am epileptic, but once it's diagnosed and you're on correct medication, it's in a lot of cases completely under control.

My epilepsy is triggered by stress and tiredness, so it's very possible that this is what happened to you.

It's not the life sentence it sometimes sounds like - when taking my meds, I never get seizures anymore. And even when not taking it (e.g. when pregnant - but if you are epileptic, you would need to agree this with your consultant), I don't get seizures as long as I make sure I get enough sleep.

I'm not saying you definitely have this or that you would be the same if so, but getting yourself properly checked out will reassure you either way.

You might as well get your gp to refer you when you see him - NHS had a 2 month waiting period to see a Neurologist when I was first referred.

Good luck.

trace2 Tue 03-Nov-09 09:02:48

thank you all am sure it one off but still getting checked my dd is having tests for some sort of seizures since she was two week old so i know the drill .

not sure about a smell what i told you in first part of thread thats its pretty much i was more scared night after going to bed, and tbh i worst part i think was my fingers hurt when i could not move them and when i could not speak.

fatzak Tue 03-Nov-09 09:09:54

Trace sad Hope you are ok. Really sounds like it could be triggered by stress doesn't it? How are things with DD? We have been referred to Great Ormond Street now as even the mighty Dr F at LGI seems stumped as to what to do next! I'm now paranoid that W is beginning to show ASD type behaviour but I blame that on too much MNetting wink

Really hope that you are ok and get yourself sorted out ASAP smile

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