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@ibwatchin
Hello,
Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect.
Did anyone witness your seizure? The normal tests for seizures are EEG, MRI or CT, medical history, Neurological exam & blood tests. I assume you had these tests but many people with Epilepsy have normal tests. When all these tests are normal a diagnosis may depend on what a witness saw. Did you bite your tongue and/or cheek/s?
did your neurologist put you on anti-seizure medication? If so what are you taking? Do your nocturnal seizures happen soon after you fall asleep? Have you ever had one during the day? Nocturnal seizures can be dangerous? You may want to invest in an anti-suffocation pillow and perhaps a nocturnal seizure monitor to alert someone. It might be a good idea to get another opinion.
I have had Epilepsy for 54 years and the cause of my seizures is still unknown which is frequently the case in Epilepsy patients.
Approximately 6 out of 10 people never know the cause of their seizures.
Wishing you well,
Jake

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3am to 4am is my time to flip out. My wife is witness to me flopping on bed falling on floor chewing on cheek and tongue pissing my pants and being carried away by 911. yes, i am on antiseizure pill. I am on cpap mask. Last test was heart monitor 30 day. Only 1 night at 1am recorded 32 heart rate and 2.6 second stoppage of heart. Doctor said not bad enough to do further tests. No problems during day. Have a good day,Howard

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