Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    stress sezuires
    An_257805 posted:
    ok I am 38 yrs old have had gramole sezuires o ee but now I have sezuires every day but I do not go to the hosipital anymore but my family says that I say I don't feel good and then I just fall down and start shakeing and when I come out I don't remember anything
    rehabstudent responded:
    Hi An_257805. I am a junior in college currently pursuing the rehabilitation field. As a student, I am required to interview a person with a health condition (epilepsy). I am using this resource to interview a person who has no problem with being asked a couple of questions about their health condition. The interview is simple and takes about 5 minutes.The information given will be held as confidential and does not require your name. Your post really caught my attention and I am interested in interviewing you. If its ok. Everything is done via this internet resource and does not require any personal information about you. Thank you in advance and let me know if you are willing to do the interview.
    dancer86442 responded:

    Were you told these are Stress Seizures by a Neuro or Epilepsy Specialist? From what you have said, you are Still having Gran mals. But, you are OK as long as they do not last longer than 3-5 minutes.

    From what I know: Stress seizures are now considered, in most cases Psuedo non-epileptic seizures. They are not Fake. They are Very Real & can be just as harmful (bodily injuries) as Epilepsy But, the difference is there is no electrical disturbances in the brain causing your seizures. So,Anti-seizure meds do Not work for these types of Seizures. No recall is, also, very common. Plus, it IS possible to have Both Epilepsy & PNES

    My Advice: Please seek a Neuro psychologist. A Psychologist is the only one who Can help you w/ these types of seizures.

    In Helpful Tips, on the right of your screen, please read the Journal Info. Start one today. Ask your family exactly what happened & then try to recall & record whatever you or they can remember about your day, prior to the seizures.

    Keep in mind: You are not alone. Anytime you wish to speak to someone or want to learn More, I will be here for you. Hugs!

    Love Candi
    Prepare Now! November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Find or Create an event to educate Others'.

    Helpful Tips

    Make sure no changes are made to your medications…
    This letter has been created by the Epilepsy Foundation to make explicitly sure that no substitutions are made to your prescription without ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    4 of 4 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Health Epilepsy Center