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An_255943 posted:
This has happened to me twice in the past few years. The first time when I was 20, the second when I was 23.[br>[br>It starts out by me feeling really clammy, sweaty, pale and lightheaded. I feel very out of it as if I'm losing consciousness. Shortly afterwards, my muscles start to collapse and I can no longer hold myself up. I start to fall down as my legs give out. Next thing I know I black out. [br>[br>I then wake up on the ground as I have fallen backwards and been knocked out for at least 5 minutes or so. When I finally wake up I am extremely weak and sweaty. [br>[br>The first time, my vision was red and yellow and blurry and I was able to speak and recovered pretty well. [br>[br>The second time, people sat me in a chair and I couldn't hold myself up, I kept falling over as I was still so weak. If they tried to stand me up, I would fall over. My body was very shaky. I also had complete memory loss. People were asking me if I know my name, what year it was, if I had any siblings, etc. (very simple questions), and I had no idea what the answers were. It was difficult to talk and I would just say "I dont know" - I still couldn't lift up my head and felt very out of it. About 15 minutes later I started to feel like everything was coming back to me and I snapped out of it. [br>[br>What could this be? [br>[br>Thank you!!
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dancer86442 responded:
Could be caused by a number of different reasons. Please talk to your Dr about this & ask for a referral to a neurologist who Specializes in Epilepsy. The Neuro Should run appropriate tests to determine if they were seizures. I have heard there is a Blood test, but, not many Drs know about it, yet. But, an EEG & MRI are needed to diagnose you. We are not DRS. But, we do have Experience w/ Seizures & the proper tests needed. One thing I will say: Seems no 2 PPL have the same experiences during seizure episodes. A Lot of Similarities, but, different actions. Also, Seizures do not discriminate as to When or Where they Occur. You could go mths/yrs w/out another 'episode'. The fact that the last one lasted more than 5 minutes is of Great concern. Seizure activity Usually only lasts 2-3 minutes. Any activity (the time you are passed out) that lasts Longer, you need to go to the ER! ASAP! Keep us posted. Hugs


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