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can seizures be triggered by intercourse?

My partner has what seems to me to be a seizure immediately after we have intercourse. He is 28 and says that it has been happening for about four years now. He is fully concious when it happens but he has no control of his muscle functions, and has a hard time speaking while it is happening. I have tried looking on google and yahoo for any help but there doesn't seem to be any mention of a kind of seizure that could cuase this. If anyone has any suggestions I would be very grateful. I am apparently much more concerned than he is, and I just needed to know if I am over reacting.

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RE: can seizures be triggered by intercourse?

Apparently yes. My partner and I had a just superb time one night (*smiles). She and I both went to sleep happy. An hour later, I had a reasonably potent seizure. It's only happened once tho (*cheers).Good luck.

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I THINK HE NEEDS TO GO SEE A NEUROLOGISTS JUST TO BE SURE.

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well if one has to have a seizure, what a better way!

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hiactually I HAVE heard of seizures after sex....cannot remember where.  its uncommon, but occurs....so i think it is possible he is having a seizure and you should get him into a doctor/neurologist asaphope this helpscassandra

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I've had seizures during it before.I never remember though till he tells me about it.It's happened several times with me actually.oh well.Belinda

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I have has seizures after sex but then again I have them in my sleep and when I'm sleep deprived. Which was the case when I had them after sex.

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AMEN and AMEN!!!!!

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It's kind of funny I ran across your question about if a seizure can be triggered by intercourse. The answer is YES! I am the proud fiance of a 28 year old man who has been an epileptic since the age of 9. My fiance has petti mal seizures before sex, during sex, and after sex. There really is no need to worry just take it as a sign you're doing something right. Maybe your partner has seizures that are triggered by emotions like anger and pure happiness. Either way as long as you are both happy take the seizures as a part of life!!!

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I had my boyfriend over for a "slumber party" the other night and then took a nap that day. I woke up to about thirty small town e.m.s. and fireman stareing at me in my living room a few hours later. Guess I better slow it down.....lol

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I want to thank you all so very much! I wasn't offended by anything offered here and it is so nice and refreshing to find so much humor alive amongst us all! I can't imagine a better way to live, with or without seizures! I am so grateful that you all were kind enough to embrace me and offer your support even if you didn't have the answers. I am really shy and I wasn't quite sure how my question would be received. You all have been wonderful! I look forward to more messages from any or all of you soon! Perhaps since humor seems to be a common thread you might share some of the strangest/ most humorous(can it be called that?) situations you have personally been in or a loved one has been in when having a seizure?

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Just consider it a post orgasm and pat yourself on the back for being so good! Seriously though, I used to have seizures after intercourse but they became not as often in my early 30's and now are rare in my 40's. But then after 25 years of marriage-so is the sex. Excuse me, I need to go call my doctor. I've just discovered the reason for my depression.

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LOL spiz...I just got married last month, so knowing now that sexual activity drops off in about 25 years, I should really get offline and go do,," something" ....while I still have the opportunity!

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LOL JInx,Maybe I should get offline and go find my hubby too. OOPs too late. Mid 40's has already hit. Oh wait there he is. Bye all.

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and this is precisely why I have no desire to get married LOL..forget whether or not sex can cause seizures...for me, having no sexual stimulation at all for years would be enough to make me have seizures...i'd go nuts. No one gets married for sex...And that's all I ever think about...ok, well food and running also...

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I think it's safe for me to assume your'e an "avid runner"; right? Me too. Over the past twenty years that I have had full t/c episodes, far and away the most of them have occurred while I have been running.  I have run religiously each morning for almost thirty years. My doctors have never been able to draw any correlation and pretty much dismiss it as irrelevent.  Sometimes alcohol the night or days before might have been a factor, but I know thats not exclusively the case. I believe that I am particularly at risk when I "push" myself in terms of going for time on my splits and so forth. Have you seen any association with your running and siezures?   

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i've been running almost every morning, usually 7-14 miles, for about 3 years now. and it was only since the end of july that i have had seizure issues. my first seizure, a grand mal, was caused from collapsing and hitting my head about an hour after a run. The problem was I had developed a near fatal case of hyponatremia. i was unconscious for 16 hours after the seizure, i didn't go unconscious for about an hour. i did almost die, my blood pressure was low.. i had to be transferred to a much bigger hospital in Minneapolis and woke up the next morning, and i was released that night. it's an amazing story, i'm very lucky. i have had electroltye blood tests since then, several of them actually, and whatever electrolyte gap I wasn't filling has been filled, all of them have been normal now. i did a 4 day video eeg last week. right now with me it's just a matter of staring spells....i'll say this, my case is a big mess and it's not looking like something that they see that often from what i was told when i was hospitalized last week. i was having some brain activity they rarely see in an EEG, which worries me. i've discussed this with my neuro...i have NEVER had any staring spells, dizziness, deja vu, hallucinations or anything of the sort when I've ran. i have that stuff when i am not running instead. That is literally the only time i experience no symptoms. I do a frequent amount of weight lifting and pilates and I have experienced dizziness doing that, but never running. And if I do have any symptoms on the same day as a run, it's many hours afterward. Are you a competitive runner? I am, i'm not all that experienced with it yet, but i am going to be entering the world of triathlons or biathlons at some point. i have participated in soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and speed skating in my life. i am happy with being an endurance athlete. hey if you wanna e-mail me, hit me up @ ihateusernames01@yahoo.com. by the way, my name is Emily...take care..

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I had two type of seizure, generalized grand mal and partial/local seizure. The first one knocked me out after midnight I waked up next day (i forgot whether I had sex). I was not aware of the event. In the two weeks period before that seizure, I experienced various strange things (memory loss, dizziness, deja vu, etc.). I had no external damage since I was in bed at that time. But I had some internal damage, e.g., kidney malfunction. I had several other specialists taking care of me in the hospital. I was hospitalized for a week. I was very depressed (maybe due to the medicine). I changed the med a few months after.

I also worried about the correlation between sex/masturbate and seizure/panic attack.

I am taking med on daily bases and I am under control now.

Good luck everyone.

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I am glad to see everybody in a very positive mood towards seizure - "not a big deal". It took me a long time to be in that mood. I have been out of the blue for a couple of years now.

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HAHAAH spiz! So, the depression really isn't caused by all the meds? And what is that word, uhm...intercourse? Hell, if I find out before you, I'll share it..lolKeep safe...classy

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Hi, I've had seizures most of my life. Last fall not long after our 19 anniversary my husband and I were having intercourse and I had my first TC right in the middle (after 20 years). My husband thought I was really excited at the time... It took him a couple of minutes to figure out what was going on!!! He still teases me about it.Jeanne

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Try to see a neurolgist who ONLY deals with seizures. It's the only way to see what's going on. Ask to have MRI , CT Scans

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My boyfriend has exactly the same symptoms and the timing is just the same... are we dating the same person?

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I asked this question in the 'hello' section. I'm a guy in my 40s and just found out in the past year I have frontal lobe epilepsy. My seizures are less frequent since starting meds. This is kind of embarrasing but I've noticed that, occasionally when masturbating or about to masturbate (becoming aroused), I get a seizure. Can sexual arousal trigger seizures? They're not that severe. Usually over in 10-15 seconds and I don't lose consciousness. I'm aware of what's going on.

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When mine come on i feel a warm feeling in my gronine area it moves up then i feel this dajavue then im out they all started in 1985 im 54 now at first meds worked but in 98 they stopped ive tried all of them im on tegrtol and zong. plus a vns but i still have them a few a week vns works the best for stopping them.It seems that the older i get the more i have and they are more commen when we are about to have a storm ( LOW PRESSHER) then at other times.i also have had them after sex.

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I'm currently with a man ten years my junior...our sex life is wonderful and extremely intense...it's becoming more and more frequent for him to experience a seizure immediately upon orgasm...this is my first experience with seizures and it frightened me in the beginning stages of our relationship...he assures me that it's more frightening for me than for him...I'm attempting to learn more about what he's experiencing when a seizure strikes...do I have any reason to fear for his safety and physical well being? 

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Intercourse is very exciting. The fact that a person gets excited can cause a seizure. But that doesn't mean that a person with epilepsy should be precluded from such a wonderful experience.

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Very strong orgasms seem to trigger quick seizures. Its happened since I was diagnosed four years ago. My partners have all know I have epilepsy but its kind of surprising the first time it occurs, and the very first time it happened it was kind of bizzare, I had no idea it would become a trend! It's ok. It has kind of become a joke, like "Wow, he was so good he made my whole body shake."

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I used to get numbness around mouth while kissing and start laughing. felt related to epilepsy,

 

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I realize this is a very old post, but I just want to say thank you.  I have been looking for information about this and only seem to find information about seizures causing orgasm, not the other way around.

 I have had epilepsy for 18 years now.  Initially I had tonic clonics, complex partials and simple partials.  I now only have complex and simple partials.  Only within the past year have I started consistently having a simple partial after orgasm.  It happens almost every time.  It lasts a minute or so and then I'm fine.  Before finding this post I had never heard of orgasm being a trigger, so it's nice to know I'm not alone.

 Hope you are all doing well :)

Re: can seizures be triggered by intercourse?

So my boyfriend and I are thinking about having sex but he's scared of me having a seizure during , so what do we do? Like some of his main concerns are if I do have a seizure does he continue ? or does he wait for the seizure to end and then continue? I dont want this to be the reason for our relationship to end. So what do we do? what do I do? I mean I had a seizure during an orgasm I had while experiencing oral sex granted I was awake for over 24hours , exhausted and at the end of my period which I know most likely played a factor in my seizure. I also found that was the first time I didn't have "seizure after shock" any advice?

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Yes, seizures can be triggered by intercourse. This used to happen to me all the time. A neurologist I was see at the time asked me if it ever happened. Another neurologist told me hyperventilation will trigger the seizures. That makes sense because I sometimes have them on the treadmill, working in the yard or shampooing carpet

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