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Epilepsy - experiencing different types of seizures

Posted by @matermiracle, Oct 1, 2016

has anyone ever had a sezuire where it can be a number of different sezuires?

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@matermiracle Hello! I see that you just joined Mayo Connect. Let me welcome you! I see that you have a question about seizures. In order for our members to respond to your question, could you give a little more information? By a “number of different seizures” are you referring to having several types of seizures or are you referring to the quantity (number) of seizures that you have. Also, if you are under a doctor’s care, what has your doctor said about this? Thanks again for joining Mayo Connect we look forward to getting to know you!

Hello @matermiracle, welcome to Connect!!

I have a few types of seizures, Partial Complex – Frontal lobe , General Tonic Clonic which have always start with an aura.

Is there a particular kind you or a loved one has that poses this question?

Dawn

@hopeful33250

@matermiracle Hello! I see that you just joined Mayo Connect. Let me welcome you! I see that you have a question about seizures. In order for our members to respond to your question, could you give a little more information? By a “number of different seizures” are you referring to having several types of seizures or are you referring to the quantity (number) of seizures that you have. Also, if you are under a doctor’s care, what has your doctor said about this? Thanks again for joining Mayo Connect we look forward to getting to know you!

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yes a number of different Seizures
such a Tonic Clonic, Absence , Peti-mal

@dawn_giacabazi

Hello @matermiracle, welcome to Connect!!

I have a few types of seizures, Partial Complex – Frontal lobe , General Tonic Clonic which have always start with an aura.

Is there a particular kind you or a loved one has that poses this question?

Dawn

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i am asking on behalf of myself i have recently started having seizures my gp has Referred me to a Neurologist the soonest appointment they could give me is in November ct and M.R.I. Scans have been done all came back clear.
i have had these weird episodes before they have always questioned the history in our family but we didn’t know that history till a few weeks ago.

@dawn_giacabazi

Hello @matermiracle, welcome to Connect!!

I have a few types of seizures, Partial Complex – Frontal lobe , General Tonic Clonic which have always start with an aura.

Is there a particular kind you or a loved one has that poses this question?

Dawn

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@matermiracle Thanks for the additional information about your seizures. I’m sure that you are anxious to see a neurologist and begin treatment. Has your GP suggested any meds for the seizures, yet?

Hi @matermiracle, I add my welcome to Teresa’s and Dawn’s. I moved this discussion to the Brain & Nervous System group where you can meet other members who have been talking about epilepsy. In face, I’m tagging @sall @lucky12 @tatiana01 @mnangelmom @kevinkelley @XhaustedBsue, @TabMar @FaceNu and @jeniyeager in the hopes that they will join this discussion and share their experiences with epilepsy, in particular your question about having different types of epilepsy.

We look forward to getting to know a little more about you Matermiracle and to help you get ready for your upcoming appointment with the neurologist. What family history did you discover?

@dawn_giacabazi

Hello @matermiracle, welcome to Connect!!

I have a few types of seizures, Partial Complex – Frontal lobe , General Tonic Clonic which have always start with an aura.

Is there a particular kind you or a loved one has that poses this question?

Dawn

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no not till i see the neurologist .

cool would love to.

@dawn_giacabazi

Hello @matermiracle, welcome to Connect!!

I have a few types of seizures, Partial Complex – Frontal lobe , General Tonic Clonic which have always start with an aura.

Is there a particular kind you or a loved one has that poses this question?

Dawn

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Can you describe your “weird episodes”? Have they diagnosis the episodes specificly? How were they discovered? What if anything concerns you the most?

Sorry for all the questions. Just trying to get to know you and what led you to become apart of this fabulous family of support.

Thank
Dawn

@dawn_giacabazi

Hello @matermiracle, welcome to Connect!!

I have a few types of seizures, Partial Complex – Frontal lobe , General Tonic Clonic which have always start with an aura.

Is there a particular kind you or a loved one has that poses this question?

Dawn

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the weird episodes don’t happen everyday more like every couple of weeks when they occur i go into like a deep sleep sorta like a coma thing and i am starring into space for like 10-15 min each time they occur my doctor asks me if i remember wat i was doing before i went out of it or when i wake they discover i have wet my nappy during it and when it comes to the end of it and i am still waking up my legs and or arms are still twitching a bit and i dribble from the corner of my mouth.
wat concerns me if i am home on my own and i feel strange wat should i do sit or lay down or wat.?

@matermiracle this topic is dear to my heart. 2 of my children found me during a seizure and I will never forget the look on their sweet faces. They were so afraid. The best thing you can do is educate yourself, family and friends. Be prepared. You will soon learn your patters and warning signs. They are certainly different for everyone. Here are some amazing tools that still help me today. My family practices the plan every other month. Since my recent seizure followed none of my pathologies we had to tweak our plan alittle. But I pray you and your physicians can figure out a great plan to prepare for and prevent any future injuries.

http://www.epilepsy.com/get-help/seizure-first-aid/seizure-response-plans/developing-my-seizure-plan-101

Staying safe
http://www.epilepsy.com/get-help/staying-safe

Symptoms/causes
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/epilepsy/symptoms-causes/dxc-20117207

Be prepared
Dawn

@dawn_giacabazi

@matermiracle this topic is dear to my heart. 2 of my children found me during a seizure and I will never forget the look on their sweet faces. They were so afraid. The best thing you can do is educate yourself, family and friends. Be prepared. You will soon learn your patters and warning signs. They are certainly different for everyone. Here are some amazing tools that still help me today. My family practices the plan every other month. Since my recent seizure followed none of my pathologies we had to tweak our plan alittle. But I pray you and your physicians can figure out a great plan to prepare for and prevent any future injuries.

http://www.epilepsy.com/get-help/seizure-first-aid/seizure-response-plans/developing-my-seizure-plan-101

Staying safe
http://www.epilepsy.com/get-help/staying-safe

Symptoms/causes
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/epilepsy/symptoms-causes/dxc-20117207

Be prepared
Dawn

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thank you for trying to help i have 2 days till i go back to my gp and 3 days till i’m in hospital.

@dawn_giacabazi

@matermiracle this topic is dear to my heart. 2 of my children found me during a seizure and I will never forget the look on their sweet faces. They were so afraid. The best thing you can do is educate yourself, family and friends. Be prepared. You will soon learn your patters and warning signs. They are certainly different for everyone. Here are some amazing tools that still help me today. My family practices the plan every other month. Since my recent seizure followed none of my pathologies we had to tweak our plan alittle. But I pray you and your physicians can figure out a great plan to prepare for and prevent any future injuries.

http://www.epilepsy.com/get-help/seizure-first-aid/seizure-response-plans/developing-my-seizure-plan-101

Staying safe
http://www.epilepsy.com/get-help/staying-safe

Symptoms/causes
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/epilepsy/symptoms-causes/dxc-20117207

Be prepared
Dawn

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@dawn_giacabazi Dawn: What a great tool for anyone with epilepsy! Thanks for sharing this website.

As a caregiver I am trying to learn as much as possible about the different seizures. It is helpful because my husband has had 1 seizure in 12/2013 and we think the recent ones have been nocturnal. I like his neurologist but I also would like a second opinion. The diagnosis came after doing eeg & sleep deprivation eeg of right temporal lobe epilepsy. The vimpat at 100mg morning and night seems to be working at the moment. But I also work at a nursing home/ skilled facility and find this helpful for some of the resident in recognizing seizures in patients

@sall

As a caregiver I am trying to learn as much as possible about the different seizures. It is helpful because my husband has had 1 seizure in 12/2013 and we think the recent ones have been nocturnal. I like his neurologist but I also would like a second opinion. The diagnosis came after doing eeg & sleep deprivation eeg of right temporal lobe epilepsy. The vimpat at 100mg morning and night seems to be working at the moment. But I also work at a nursing home/ skilled facility and find this helpful for some of the resident in recognizing seizures in patients

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Thank you for joining the conversation here Sall. Should you wish to consider a second opinion at Mayo Clinic, here are the contact numbers at all 3 campuses http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63

The Epilepsy Foundation has an extensive listing and description of the types of seizures that you might a useful resource http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/types-seizures.

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