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    seizure and pt thinks they are 15 years younger than they are during the recovery phase
    fisherman5197561 posted:
    my friend thinks she is 16 years old when she has a seizure, she is 31. What is this called? She has been diagnosed with psychogenic NES I was a paramedic for 5 years but have been out of the game for a few years and have lost some of my knowledge. She is on medication and is taking it normally.
    dancer86442 responded:
    Hi fisherman,

    Thank You for Wanting & Taking Time to Learn More for your Friend. :)

    Here is 1 of my links for PNES. :)

    Do you know if she is getting counseling, too? Please watch this post. I have emailed a Previous Member & hope to hear more from her today. she Used to have Good Info/Advice on PNES. Search 'Weblinks for Epilepsy'; under Discussions for More links to sites W/ Info. The More you read, the More you Learn. ;)

    If she is Still experiencing 'episodes' it may be time for an increase in dose or change of DR/med. Please, talk w/ her about it. Let her know she Isn't alone. Some PPL w/ Epilepsy have PNES, too. And, as said on the site, it is hard for Drs & Trained Personnel to know/note the difference. :(

    Keep Learning! Keep asking Questions.Knowledge is Power! And God Bless You for being Supportive of your Friend. HUGS! :)

    Love Candi
    tncabell replied to dancer86442's response:
    I always get my age wrong when the EMTs ask me my age after a seizure. my husband has to tell me. i get my DOB right, but not the number. and with the short term memory loss from the seizures sometimes i forget my age...

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