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Was This a Seizure or a Coincidence?

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 17:42
When I have seizures, I wake up confused for about a minute and my muscles are pretty sore. Well I just woke up feeling this way, where I forgot everything I did that day leading up to now (5:30pm). However, it was after waking up from a 2 hour nap. And my muscles could just be sore because I had hockey practice last night. I also started taking Trileptal last week on top of my current medicine, Lamictal. In that time I have noticed a few twitches but nothing that I found to be a cause for concern. I usually have 1 seizure per year and the last one I had was 4 months ago. This is the first time I've had a possible coincidence line up.


It's good you have the

Submitted by birdman on Fri, 2020-02-07 - 19:27
It's good you have the courage to acknowledge the confusion and forgetfulness.  Also it's smart that you consider the other possible cause of your sore muscles.  I'm not a doctor but just an experienced patient.  It sounds like a seizure to me.  You just started Trileptal last week.  I've found that some medications may have little or no effect on the seizures, but often a medication change will lead to changes in seizure patterns even if there is no increased control.  Keep track of the seizures and the medication changes, and watch for a pattern.Mike

I suddenly ended up with

Submitted by prasad mokkapati on Sun, 2020-02-09 - 19:32
I suddenly ended up with epilepsy about 5 year ago and have seizures pretty much every day. Some are smaller some are larger and at times grand mals. When the seizure happens I am unable to talk for a while or talk incoherently and when I have larger ones I get all confused for a period of time. When I have grand mals I get really get confused, can't talk and my wife told me I at times wander around aimlessly and had times when I took off my shirt and started walking around aimlessly.  I at times can't stop my hand from jerking around very hard and pulling my shoulder. So I think it's quite common what you are experiencing at least in my case.

Hi, Thank you for posting. We

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2020-02-10 - 09:13
Hi, Thank you for posting. We cannot determine if you experienced a seizure or not. It’s important that you’re following -up with your healthcare team to explore this further and if you experience any changes in seizure types/ frequency, side effects, symptoms, mood or behaviors to help determine what individual treatment plan is best for you. Treatment and how the body may react to certain medications varies for each individual.To learn more about medications you’re taking and things to look for: Michael mentioned in his comment keeping track of your seizure and medication changes may be helpful for you and your healthcare team, to identify any potential patterns with your seizures. My Seizure Diary: a great tool for identifying & tracking seizures, setting reminders,managing medications & side effects, recording medical history, moods, behaviors, triggers,and other therapies or personal experiences, that may affect seizures and wellness, which can be shared with your doctors. Additionally,you may always contact our 24/7 Helpline, where trained information specialists are available to answer your questions, offer help, hope, support, guidance,and access to national and local resources. 1-800-332-1000,or    

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