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I don't have epilepsy but...

So I don't have epilepsy, but at the beginning of the month I had a seizure. I'd just retuened to my part-time job (at the local supermarket) that day after having a week off (I had the flu or something) and was feeling fine. Later in the afternoon though, when they put me on till, I would blank out for a few seconds while serving customers. I'd sort of jerk back like I'd just woken up or something. A supervisor noticed so took me off till and when I got to the door of the till room, I dropped it. I couldn't remember my code to get into the room so after calling my dad to come pick me up she put hers in for me. When I got in there I just collapsed onto the chair. She asked me some simple questions which I couldn't remember the answers to and when I could I had to think for a while before answering. All of this had gone on for about 10 minutes now. When Dad finally turned up I went out to the car (after dropping my bag repeatedly) and just collasped into the passenger seat. After we drove off I started having a seizure just as we left the carpark so Dad pulled over and tried to restrain me. After seizuring for a couple of minutes he turned around and went back into the carpark, calling out for someone to call an ambulance. I seizured for another minute or two then stopped. I came round to it around a couple of minutes later and couldn't recall anything that had happened within the last half hour. Apparently, before the seizure, my speech was slurred and I had poor co ordination. I haven't had one since and I'm pretty certain it's not epilepsy, though my sister has it. I was just wondering if anyone could offer some information about this? I've read that a lot of people experience at least one seizure in their life, so it's probably nothing, but any information would be great thanks!

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Re: I don't have epilepsy but...

Submitted by wyboemail on Fri, 2010-05-21 - 08:56

You should go get blood work done to rule out diabetis. You should have an eeg as well to see if there is any seizure activity going on. If your sister has it then there is a good chance you have it as well. What type of epilpesy does your sister have? You are correct thought that one seizure does not diagnose epilepsy but if you have a second then it does.

curt

You should go get blood work done to rule out diabetis. You should have an eeg as well to see if there is any seizure activity going on. If your sister has it then there is a good chance you have it as well. What type of epilpesy does your sister have? You are correct thought that one seizure does not diagnose epilepsy but if you have a second then it does.

curt

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