Am I having seizures

Posted by mayalluision @mayalluision, Tue, Jul 9 4:30am

Hay, im Maya. i am at a lost and i need some type lf help. Im afraid to talk to my mom about letting me ask a doctor but im afriad she’ll think im faking it, but you cant fake this.
So a little about me. Im 16 going on 17 and im and im active meaning that ive hurt my self numerous of times mostly my head. This msy be funny but the first time that ive hurt my head was when i got tackled but this big guy(he was twice my size) in gym class, this was when i was 13-14(weighed less than 100), and i smacked my head on the hard floor, i thought i was fine but apparently i wasnt. by the time turn 15 over the year i would notice i would stared off a lot, and i had an accident where i was running in the dark outside in a field and got choked by rope and knocked out, automatic concussion and again,i thought i was okay, but then when i got to high school it got worst.i was 16 by this time and I would have pounding headaches that would cause me to pass out on numerous occasions and i was honestly scared. but then something happened one day i’m class. i woke up that day feeling draggy and thought nothing of it, throughout the day i was becoming dizzy and barely understanding things. 4th period last class of the day around 2:30, I had this unbearable headache and I was so dizzy, I don’t remember much by my friends told me that I fell out the chair onto the floor and started shaking, and I was like so weird and it freaked me out. Went to the er and they didn’t do anything, fast forward to 3-4weeks ago, I went to my boyfriends friends house for a pool party and they’re dog didn’t like me and so it lunged at me but I ran away back downstairs and I was panicky and then my boyfriend came down an tried to calm me down, it worked but after I had the pounding headace and I fell down on the bed cupping my head I was so bad and then I sat up and I was so confused everything was like foggy like not double vision but close and my leg which was hanging off the bed began to shake violently and I got this taste i my mouth and I knew i did cuz you know when you eat something that’s nasty and I make that face and taste your tongue idk how to explain and it went on for a couple of minutes and my boyfriend kept me in sitting position, I was like I was aware it was happening but I couldn’t respond to the questions he would ask and afterwards he layed me down cuz remember feeling so wore and so I fell asleep just like that.
Then after that I’ve just been staring off out of nowhere then I get these headaches all the time now and I’ve never stuttered in my life but everytime I stare off and come back it like I barely can talk cuz my stuttering is so bad now. And now I’m starting to have dreams about having seizures..
Does anyone know something about this cuz I don’t know what else to do

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Maya,
Please ask your Mom to take you to see a doctor.
I am not a doctor, but you clearly have something that will only get worse if not seen to right away.
Let us know how you are getting along. You.are definitely not alone.

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Hi @mayalluision, welcome to Connect. I completely agree with Bruce. It is important to see a doctor and tell him or her about your concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI) history and these more recent scary events like the headaches and seizure-like episodes. TBIs can have late effects such as seizures. Here's an article you and your mom find helpful to prepare for a doctor consult.
– Seizures After Traumatic Brain Injury https://msktc.org/tbi/factsheets/seizures-after-traumatic-brain-injury

I'm a mom of a 16 year old and I can tell you that your mom would want to know what is happening. Yes, we moms do sometimes think our daughters are dramatic. You'd think we have forgotten how we were at that age, right? But more than anything, we care about your health and well-being. The side effects from traumatic brain injury are unfortunately hard to distinguish from things teens are often accused of faking, like being tired, sleeping all the time and headaches. When you tell your mom about this, try to find a time when she's not distracted or busy or late at night. Tell her you want to talk about something serious. Maybe do it when you and she are driving somewhere. Do you think you can do that?

Does your mom know about all the head injuries that you've had? Does your doctor? Have you ever seen a doctor after the concussions?

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@mayalluision what you are describing is very serious and you definitely need to be seen. Because l have blacked out and l was told by some l had seizures and some not. And you never want to be somewhere you can't get help. And no matter if one person is not listening you keep talking about your symptoms until you find someone who does. And don't be afraid if anyone thinks you are crazy you are saving your life. And you mean something to your family, friends and people who don't know you. And especially to God. Take care and Get Help and Talk to your Mom.

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Hi, @mayalluision – you'd talked before about experiencing headaches, strange taste in your mouth, staring off and stuttering, and you were wondering if you were experiencing seizures. Just wanted to see how you are doing?

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@mayalluision
Hello Maya,
Welcome to Connect.
I hope you have talked to your mom and have seen a doctor. You should never be afraid to talk to your mom about anything. She’s concerned with your well being and wants the best for you. Your having multiple Neurological symptoms and they need to be evaluated and addressed by a professional. You are describing seizure activity both Absence and Tonic Clonic.
When you hit your head on the floor, and suffered the concussion did you lose consciousness?
Absence seizures (previously called petit-mal) can be typical absences or atypical absences. During typical absence activity the person becomes blank and unresponsive and stares for a few seconds. Atypical absences are similar to typical absences but they start and end more slowly, and last a bit longer. You also mentioned falling out of a chair and shaking which sounds like Tonic Clonic seizure activity. Im surprised the school nurse wasn’t notified and didn’t phone your mother. Did you stay in school the remainder of the day after falling out of the chair. Did you sleep after the episode?
Your definitely going to need a brain imaging after all your injuries. Anytime you pass out or have a concussion you should always seek medical attention. Have you seen any doctors yet?
Jake

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@lisalucier

Hi, @mayalluision – you'd talked before about experiencing headaches, strange taste in your mouth, staring off and stuttering, and you were wondering if you were experiencing seizures. Just wanted to see how you are doing?

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well, I dont know how to explain. the headaches are definitely worst they happen everyday and ive talk to doctors and they've put me on pill but they never work but i still trying to sort out everything

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@jakedduck1

@mayalluision
Hello Maya,
Welcome to Connect.
I hope you have talked to your mom and have seen a doctor. You should never be afraid to talk to your mom about anything. She’s concerned with your well being and wants the best for you. Your having multiple Neurological symptoms and they need to be evaluated and addressed by a professional. You are describing seizure activity both Absence and Tonic Clonic.
When you hit your head on the floor, and suffered the concussion did you lose consciousness?
Absence seizures (previously called petit-mal) can be typical absences or atypical absences. During typical absence activity the person becomes blank and unresponsive and stares for a few seconds. Atypical absences are similar to typical absences but they start and end more slowly, and last a bit longer. You also mentioned falling out of a chair and shaking which sounds like Tonic Clonic seizure activity. Im surprised the school nurse wasn’t notified and didn’t phone your mother. Did you stay in school the remainder of the day after falling out of the chair. Did you sleep after the episode?
Your definitely going to need a brain imaging after all your injuries. Anytime you pass out or have a concussion you should always seek medical attention. Have you seen any doctors yet?
Jake

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yes i did lose consciousness and the nurse at the school didnt do that, it was the end of the school day and she took e straight to the bus and yes i did sleep afterwards and yes ive seen doctors and they are still trying to figure it out im supposed to see a neurologist, but that hasnt happend yet.

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@mayalluision

yes i did lose consciousness and the nurse at the school didnt do that, it was the end of the school day and she took e straight to the bus and yes i did sleep afterwards and yes ive seen doctors and they are still trying to figure it out im supposed to see a neurologist, but that hasnt happend yet.

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@mayalluision
I started having seizures earlier this week and was just released from the hospital earlier today. I hope when you see the Neurologist you will enlighten us to what his opinion is.
Take care of yourself,
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@mayalluision
I started having seizures earlier this week and was just released from the hospital earlier today. I hope when you see the Neurologist you will enlighten us to what his opinion is.
Take care of yourself,
Jake

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Thanks for the update, @mayalluision. Do you have a date scheduled to see the neurologist?

@jakedduck1 – so sorry to hear about your seizures and hospitalization. How are you doing now?

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@lisalucier

Thanks for the update, @mayalluision. Do you have a date scheduled to see the neurologist?

@jakedduck1 – so sorry to hear about your seizures and hospitalization. How are you doing now?

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@lisalucier
Hi Lisa,
I’m doing good, thanks for asking. I think I might have been busy with my mom and forgot to take my medication. The ER doc is suppose to notify the Motor Vehicle Dept. Hopefully they won’t be efficient. If they are I’ll lose my drivers license for a year.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@lisalucier
Hi Lisa,
I’m doing good, thanks for asking. I think I might have been busy with my mom and forgot to take my medication. The ER doc is suppose to notify the Motor Vehicle Dept. Hopefully they won’t be efficient. If they are I’ll lose my drivers license for a year.
Jake

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Hi, @jakedduck1 – how are you feeling?

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