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    Seizures returning?
    techols76 posted:
    I started having seizures out of the blue at 20. I had severe grab mal seizures for about 6 years then they stopped. I have always had sudden unexplained jerks and twitches sometimes extremely hard but nothing more until about 2 yrs ago. The first episode I was driving home on the interstate and I seemed to "white out" as I called it. I drove about 50 miles in the wrong direction before I realized anything and noticed where I was. The most recent event happened 3 weeks ago. Similar situation aside from I ran off the road and something went through the windshield. Thankfully no one was with me and no one was hurt however I drove for 5-10 minutes before I pulled over. I had not been drinking or anything I was on my way back to work from lunch. The police officer swore I was drunk by the way my eyes looked however I passed the sobriety tests. I have no memory of what happened whatsoever and only bits and pieces of what happened the rest of the day. Don't worry I am no longer driving or even working for that matter and have a appointment with a neurologist on Monday but just out of pure fear was wondering if any similar stories
    dancer86442 responded:
    I apologize for not responding sooner. Life interferes at times.

    Yes, I have heard similar stories. And I've been 'listening' almost everyday since I joined WebMD over 20 yrs ago. Unexplained jerks/twitches...Are Seizures! White outs...Could be Status Seizure. These usually last 20 minutes or longer. Please check out Journal info in Helpful Tips.

    Hope this helps. Love Candi
    International Awareness Day: Second Monday of Feb. March 26: Purple Day, November: Epilepsy Awareness Month. Wear Purple to show Support. Advocate
    techols76 replied to dancer86442's response:
    Thank you for your response Ms.Candi I have recently went to a neurologist and confirmed it was my epilepsy returning. They put me on trikendi Xr and immediatly said I could return to work. Keep in mind my job involves running small cranes and various other heavy equipment. The med seem to make me sleepy all the time and have frequent light headed spells, moreso than what i was having before although no major seizures. I've never had a dr tell me I could return to work so quick without even knowing if meds work. But keep in mind this is workers compensation dr. Regardless I can't return to work there. Thanks again for your response
    dancer86442 replied to techols76's response:
    Hi techols,

    Thank You for your reply. I have not heard of that med. And Yes, it is strange for a doc to say OK to work. Meds come w/ warnings....Do not operate heavy machinery, etc, Lots of our meds have the side effects you describe. But, a well balanced Diet can alleviate some of those side effects. Plus, there are 'natural' juices & smoothies you can make to Get that extra nutrition. Glad to hear you have had no further incidents. Keep in mind 2-6 weeks seizure free is your goal. But, Sometimes, seizures can/will happen later down the road. Seizures just don't discriminate as to when or where. 1 min from now or 6 mths to a yr or more later. Depending on cause of Seizure. (Mite have missed a dose. )

    I noted that WebMD may be discontinuing some groups. This group and others' have gone downhill since Social media sites started forming groups & dispensing info. Save conversations & Profile on Phone? Not me! Clik my ID or pic to read my Profile. Friend Jeanne Phelps on FB.

    Love Candi
    International Awareness Day: Second Monday of Feb. March 26: Purple Day, November: Epilepsy Awareness Month. Wear Purple to show Support. Advocate

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