I do have seizure. I smoke and drink alcohol. Will the Seizure stop if I stop this drinking and smoking habit?
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my neurologist told me i should be dead.My seizures last around 30 minutes and another doctor told me I should be in a coma.
It sounds like you go into Status Epilepticus so your lucky. I imagine you always get medical help to get them to stop, Otherwise it’s a miracle you’re still with us. The problem with seizures is the longer they last the harder they are to stop. I also have a history of status seizures. I’ve been in quite a few induced commas in my time. Do you ever have any permanent damage after waking up? Have your seizures always lasted that long or have they been getting progressively worse?
Have they ever put you in an induced coma.
How often do you have a seizure. I would guess you always have emergency meds with you. you don’t live alone I hope?
Take care of Dave,
I was wondering if you could help
@hoochinmama regarding seizures.
Her daughter's insulin level is high. I was curious if a high insulin level could cause hypoglycemia and cause her glucose to fall and lower her seizure threshold.
She has seizures just prior during or after Menstruation. I was wondering if between the menstruation and the insulin issue whether or not it could be enough to lower her seizure threshold to have a seizure. I was also wondering if she could be insulin resistant.
I know both high & low blood sugar can cause seizures not sure about the necessary tests or exactly sure how the insulin affects the blood sugar and the like.
Any help you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated.
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I know nothing about seizures but realize the similarity to low blood sugar attacks and passing out symptoms now that I think about it. With low blood sugar you are in danger of coma so you need sugar immediately, which I had years ago. Some of it was due to stress. I learned to eat six times a day and it was a high protein diet. I got over the low blood sugar. I have not read that low blood sugar causes seizures. I know from experience it can cause coma and near death. My sister was hospitalized with low blood sugar and they mistakenly gave her insulin which almost killed her. She needed food!
I have never had good advice from doctors with diabetes and have learned myself by study and eating habits. I am not aware that I had any seizures years ago when my blood sugar would drop. Sorry I can't help more. Dorisena
I hate to bring it up again, but my experience with low and high blood sugar over the years and going to the doctor for help has been dismal at best. A nutritionist has good advice, and an Endo is good if you can get an appointment. The knowledge is improving but the reliance on meds is still too much for type 2 diabetes. We still need to change our eating and exercise.
I know high sugar can cause coma but it doesn't make sense to me since I know nothing about seizures. Low blood sugar makes your dizzy, sometimes wild, and then you become unconscious and it can kill you. I would drink milk, calm down, take a nap, and wake up feeling better. I learned to eat six times a day on a high protein diet which I did not know was a diabetic diet at the time. I got well and the problem went away as long as I avoided the stress in my life. I seldom go more than four hours between meals now that I am working on my diabetes. But I get hungry in the night when I do not eat a big enough, balanced dinner. Then I eat no sugr applesauce with cinnamon and a few nuts. I would never skip eating and have low blood sugar again and that is why I avoid meds for diabetes. I am planning to take nothing when my garden gets growing because my blood sugar is 99 to 106 in the morning. I do stay on the low carb plan. That's the best way. Dorisena
(This is a short summary - I'm not a doctor, and a lot more detail was left out below so don't stop your meds and playing a doctor like me) I had my first seizure due to low blood sugar(I'm a diabetic). I injected insulin for a dinner and forgot to turn on the oven. Delaying my dinner and I just waited too long waiting for dinner to be ready and I had a seizure. Then over a couple years I had another seizure. I went to a neurologist and he said I had short circuits in my brain that caused seizures and we don't know what causes it, and he put me on lamatrogine(sp?) which stoped the seizures. I took this for years but it also caused mental fogginess at work. I needed to find out what was the cause. I stopped the lamatrogine, and watched myself closely. I was able to trace it back to artificial sweeteners. I then read how they can cause seizures, so I believed it was some chemical reaction, and I stopped drinking diet coke which I drank a lot! I started drinking water mixes with a different artificial sweetener, thinking it would stop seizures, and when I was drinking that in large amounts I had another seizure. Then I tried another artificial sweetener and had the same results. I learned it was not the chemical reaction, but maybe confusion of my body wondering why I had insulin in me but still huge amounts of sugar. (Artificial sweeteners will look like large amounts of sweetener in you, but doesn't build up carbs which needs insulin to convert). I gave up all artificial sweetener drinks and only drink water and occasionally add small drinks that uses real sugar, and I must use insulin to control the real level. I was seizure free for last few years, but recently had another seizure, and my blood sugar level was normal (not an extremely low sugar level). Right now I'm thinking it was lack of sleep, but I also am looking at my switching to the a different insulin manufacturer (yes, BCBS dropped coverage of 1 manufacturer making all their insulin users use the same fast insulin) I believe this may be the reason for the latest. I need to start seeing a neurologist in KC again, to discuss this with, but I would like to find a research one that thinks insulin and blood sugars does cause seizures and this is how we prevent them. So if you are in KC and now a great neurologist, please share🙂
@hoochinmama I would pick up a cheap blood glucose meter at Walmart and look at your daughters blood sugar level around her periods and when she seizures. This would be great information for your doctor's
Thank you so much for your help!! God bless
Its funny you say dont be a doc like you! LOL Becasue since this started , I have been the one that said that I think its got something to do with her Hormones and then THEY do a test and it comes back that her hormones are out of whack, the one doc said Ive never even heard of Catamenial Seizures , so I definatley think there is something to a parents intution. But also how does someone all of a sudden just start having seizures shes never had one in her life and they dont happen all the time
Mu study of insulin and low blood sugar and my experience with low blood sugar makes me think you are a bit confused about what insulin does to your body. What insulin does is lower your high blood sugar from a diet that is too high in carbs and sugar.
If you take the insulin shot on an empty stomach, you are quickly lowering your blood sugar and if it is low from not eating or too much exercise, it will drop too low and you may pass out, putting you in a coma. If you would test your blood sugar at the time of such an event, and it is at a number like
25, you would be near death and the remedy would be to use sugar quickly. I don't know if some doctors call that a seizure, but it acts like it to some people. You must understand that the blood sugar goes up and down like a roller coaster in 24 hours, so insulin reacts differently depending on the cycle and your eating habits. n this case you would test your blood sugar to see how low it is before you decide on the amount of insulin to take. Using meds to drop blood sugar counts can be a dangerous thing if you don't know its total function. Your seizure may actually be a coma, or seizures may cause dangerously low blood sugar levels. I really don't know but you need to eat often, and avoid carbs in either case. It is not the meds, it is the level of your blood sugar which is rolling up and down that you need to test to know how to eat and how to use insulin. I am not experienced with type 1 diabetes or using insulin at all. Too low blood sugar can do damage or kill you.
I just know the importance of not having too low a blood sugar as well as too high. You need more up to date education in your particular situation and control. I have studied diabetes in college and know we are not well educated about good management for a long life and better health at times. Study with a nutritionist for excellent help. Dorisena
I sounds to me as though a person could be misdiagnosed with seizures but in actuality are having comas from too low blood sugar. I haven't studied seizures but have witnessed some in public and they seem to recover easily. With a coma, you will not recover without quick sugar to fortify your sugar level for the brain to function. The brain needs constant levels of sugar to keep it working well. With low bloods sugar I had confusion, dizziness, craziness and danger of passing out. I walked in front of cars and didn't know where I was. I couldn't think. I drank milk, ate something sweet and took a nap to recover. My old blood sugar tests showed it dropped to 35 at the clinic and they let me drive home on the freeway which I should never have done. I had to stop and rest to make it home. The doctors were ignorant at the time about treatment.
I ate six times a day, high protein and vegetables and controlled the family stress. My blood sugar levels became more normal in the roller coaster effect on my health. Exercise helped in that respect. You don't read about this in the medical literature. I found this guidance in a paperback in a health food store and it proved to be accurate for my condition. If you have seizures, I don't know how that affects the situation. Just remember that the number you read on a machine test is not stable but fluctuates by your activity level and gets highest two hours after eating. Then it starts to drop and goes up and down during a 24 hour period. Study this for your education in your case. Dorisena
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