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Smart meters and seizures???

I was at a party when a doctor friend began telling me that a patient began having break through seizures right after a smart meter was placed at her residence. 2 days later, a smart meter was placed on our gas meter. My 11 y-o, epileptic son began experiencing severe stomach aches and headaches. They are so bad, he has been sent home from school several times. He cannot concentrate and is extremely drowsy. His dr put him on topemax which have seemed to help with the headaches but now he is dizzy all the time. The strange thing is my neighbor coaches lacrosse at a local high school and one of the other coaches at his school has epilepsy. He began having some new seizure activity lately and has recently had to switch medications. The energy company is switching the meters so fast in Houston that every meter should be switched out in the next 5 months. I have since been on many websites and it seems people are having adverse health reactions to the smart meters from Maryland to California although I have not seen anything specifically linking the smart meters to seizures. any one else have an experience like this?

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Re: Smart meters and seizures???

I had a Smart Meter installed late last year, and within 10 days I had a seizure in my sleep. The Smart Meter is on the wall next to my bedroom. It was my first seizure in 20 years, after a once-off I had in my teens.

I am aware of 6 seizures so far in my sleep during this time, a period of around 22 weeks. I managed to record the audio of one using my mobile phone. It started off localised, with lip smacking, then progressed from there.

 I've now stopped driving as a result.

 I've been offerred medications such as Tegretol, and to participate in a trial of some new medications. Though I much prefer a natural solution where possible. I've found a couple of options, a and might also try an earthing/grounding sheet when I sleep. If I can't obtain any degree of control naturally within the next month or so, then I'll consider the medication.

Re: Smart meters and seizures???

Hi Usenature;
I used to work at a couple of utility companies in the billing area, and the grounding barrier may work, but I would also suggest that you check with the utility company to make sure the grounding "shield" will not interfere with the signal that is being broadcast (or received) from/by the meter. These meters work using a radio or other electronic frequency and are sometimes linked to each other so that your meter can "talk" to the base computer with other meters which in turn pass on your meter's information. This information is in turn talks to the base computer which sends back a signal telling the meter to reduce power or not depending on the system's overall power needs. I don't know if there are studies analyzing this, but it's a difficult area because of our variations in types, ages, exposure levels, etc. which make finding enough people to base survey data on. BTW, I too am a late onset seizure guy (age 27) and also felt that this was not diagnosed earlier because I definitely felt beat up if not post-ictal in the morning after a night seizure. I don't recall any bitten tongues or cheeks, but I sure remember mornings when I could barely move when I got up. And I totally agree about dilantin. Very heavy drug. I am currently on Neurontin, Keppra and Lamictal. Keppra caused mood swings so I am currently getting weaned off that. As that starts, I'll not be driving again. Fourth time of no ving. The good thing is that some folks always seem to help out with errands, doctor visits, haircuts, etc.
I applaud your natural solution attempts, but surgery helped me a great deal (No more night seizures!! Yaay!) so I have to say that while I would prefer the natural route, the medical way is preferable to having seizures.
Regards and good wishes,
P