Anyone have a history of seizures? Especially as a child?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
616 posts
Busy bee

Yes I had a serizure when I was 11. It was a result of viral meningitis and I was in the hospital for about 4 months. My parents noticed that I was acting strangely (not focused, particularly bitchy) a month or so earlier but the doctor misdiagnosed me with West Nile Virus. That was the only seizure I ever had, however. 




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Post # 4
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

My friend has them, and I witnessed one… very scary.

I could be wrong, I am just trying to remember. She had one at age 5ish. They never diagnosed the cause. She had a perfectly healthy childhood after that. Then I was there when she had the next one at age 28ish. She was rushed to the hospital and they told her it was stress/sleep related and I know she went on medication.

Since then, she has had 5 or 6 more. I am pretty sure they told her she just has a seizure disorder (again could be wrong). It only affects her in the fact that 1. she worries about them 2. she cant drive so chose to live in NY city.

Luckily she happened to get a small dog who started barking right before she experienced a seizure. Now she can tell when she might be getting one and calls someone and lies down in a safe area. With the right medication to fix her sleeping patterns though, she has been seizure free for a while.

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