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    Advice about wife's seizure
    An_266192 posted:
    My wife awoke to severe abdominal pain the other night, feeling like gas pains. She went into the restroom and then yelled for me. As I got to the bathroom, she was starting to 'pass out' - a blank stare in her eyes, then a deep/intense gurgling gasp for air - then a collapse into my arms. Her eyes did not close and the blank stare continued... It seemed as if her breathing paused/stopped for a few seconds ( maybe up to 20 seconds). She then started to come around, but very slowly. He back was soaking wet from sweat. She remained disoriented for about 5 - 10 minutes. I kept talking to her, asking her questions. She could answer, slowly and got better as the minutes passed. She did not loose bladder control. She went back to bed, but still had some lower abdominal pain. It released as the night went. She is 43 years old. She had a very similar event in 2008, but a little more intense. I called 911 the first time and the hospital ran tests - finally calling it 'syncope'....

    Any ideas or diagnosis? I would really appreciate any thoughts. Thanks.
    dancer86442 responded:
    I apologize for not answering sooner. I was on vacation. How is your wife doing? Any more episodes? Did you take her to a neuro for further testing?

    I can say I have had similar experiences, more than once. I asked my Doctor about abdominal seizures. Yes, these are Real! Usually triggered by foods. My trigger was sour cream. I use it in a home made dip & have learned...Everything in moderation. Or not at All!

    Please, read the Journal Info we have posted in Helpful Tips. Hopefully, you & your wife can figure out what triggered her seizure.

    Love Candi
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