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I have a question about seizures

Posted by @judimiller, Apr 29, 2016

I have a question about seizures
I have been getting very lighted headed and feel very strange when this happens it even wakes me up at night they don’t last but a minute but they are happening more and more this runs in my family what questions should I be asking my doctor

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Hi @judimiller, welcome to Connect.
I’m tagging @debburrington @irvkay312 @audrapopp @FaceNu on this conversation because they may have some valuable input for you. I’m glad you’re going to your doctor about this. @caretothepeople always seems to find just the right resources to help prepare for appointments and questions to ask.

Judi, you mention that you feel lighted headedness and feeling strange, and that this runs in the family. How has this developed in other family members? What diagnosis have they been given and done to manage the symptoms?

@colleenyoung

Hi @judimiller, welcome to Connect.
I’m tagging @debburrington @irvkay312 @audrapopp @FaceNu on this conversation because they may have some valuable input for you. I’m glad you’re going to your doctor about this. @caretothepeople always seems to find just the right resources to help prepare for appointments and questions to ask.

Judi, you mention that you feel lighted headedness and feeling strange, and that this runs in the family. How has this developed in other family members? What diagnosis have they been given and done to manage the symptoms?

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Hi Judi,

Well, I’ve had seizures and neurological problems since birth 77 years
ago. With my studies and research I have gone over 3 years no seizures and
4 years no migraines.

Suggest First, have neurologist or primary care doctor start with CBC.
Check this, since when you sleep your system slows down; in doing so, less
oxygen flow to brain and organs can take place among other things. Second,
have an Electroencephliagram taken, which can show the electrical operation
of the brain and stability of impulses. If any irregularity may be seen,
seek an MRI of brain, that can show any deficiency in blood–oxygen flow,
past TIA’s, or tumor growths not often seen until later.

Good luck. Kay

@colleenyoung

Hi @judimiller, welcome to Connect.
I’m tagging @debburrington @irvkay312 @audrapopp @FaceNu on this conversation because they may have some valuable input for you. I’m glad you’re going to your doctor about this. @caretothepeople always seems to find just the right resources to help prepare for appointments and questions to ask.

Judi, you mention that you feel lighted headedness and feeling strange, and that this runs in the family. How has this developed in other family members? What diagnosis have they been given and done to manage the symptoms?

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Great info @irvkay312. What questions would you recommend ask her doctor when she goes for her appointment?

First, I would suggest a complete CBC panel. Second, I would note any feelings before, during, or after incident to doctor. Third, I would ask doctor about his/her thought of an Electreocephliagram. Last, if the EEG proved positive then request an MRI of brain. During discussion before, ig,after(second) I woul insert questions about triggers; things that can initiate a seizure.

Kay
PS: don’t forget to note any and all prescription and other medicinces.

How do I get in to start a discussion. I have Parkinson’s

@trouble4343

How do I get in to start a discussion. I have Parkinson’s

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Hi @trouble43443,
I invite you to post a message to this discussion about Parkinson’s https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-would-like-to-introduce-myself-my-name-is-chris-and-i/

To start a new discussion, click “What would you like to talk about?” on this page https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/brain-and-nerve-diseases/#/!tab=discussions

Thank you for tagging us, @colleenyoung! @judimiller, @irvkay312 has already shared some great information about talking with your doctor. You may also check out the resources from the Epipelsy Foundation on Questions to Ask. Mayo Clinic also has a great guide with specific steps about how to prepare for an appointment about seizures.

http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/receiving-quality-care/questions-ask-your-doctor

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/grand-mal-seizure/basics/preparing-for-your-appointment/con-20021356

best of luck and keep the community posted!

Seizures of light-headedness with a family history of such disorders could be a rare form of partial-seizure epilepsy.
Hewett, R., & Bartolomei, F. (2013). Epilepsy and the cortical vestibular system: tales of dizziness and recent concepts. Frontiers in integrative neuroscience, 7.

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