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What type of seizures is my wife having?

Sun, 02/09/2020 - 14:12
About once every 3 weeks my wife has an episode. She says she feels funny, dizzy and tired. Her eye lids flicker, her hands cramp up. She is usually semi-coherent during the episodes. They usually last about 2-4 minutes. She can feel them coming on for 5-10 minutes before she has one. Does anybody else have these exact seizures?


"Funny" is the exact word I

Submitted by birdman on Sun, 2020-02-09 - 16:34
"Funny" is the exact word I used to describe my events when I first had them as a child.  Then the experience was so hard to describe because it was so sudden and so much went on.  But I was tired after I experienced the sour taste and the feeling like I had been in the same place before.  

Hi, Thank you for posting. We

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2020-02-10 - 09:24
Hi, Thank you for posting. We cannot determine what type of seizures your wife may be experiencing. It's important that she's following-up with her healthcare team to review this further and if she experiences any changes in symptoms, moods and behaviors to help determine what individual treatment plan is best for her. Seizures can take on many different forms and affect different people in different ways.Learn more about seizures and the various types of seizures here: Documenting these episodes, she’s experienced in detail, (like you’ve done in your post)will be very helpful to review with her doctors. My Seizure Diary: a great tool for tracking and identify seizures, setting reminders, managing medications & side effects, recording medical history, moods, behaviors, triggers, and other therapies or personal experiences, that may affect wellness and seizures, which can be shared with her healthcare team. 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    

From the time period you gave

Submitted by Mia_5a6206b0e9c9f on Wed, 2020-02-19 - 14:26
From the time period you gave of every 3 weeks I can say that being female it could have something to do with her menstrual cycle. Hormone levels can play a big part in seizures. 

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