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Needing a little support. Just had a seizure for the first time in almost 2 years.
By Coccinellamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun Dec 26, 2010 08:55 PM

Woke up nauseous today but took my little sister shopping anyways and just cracked it up to holiday overeating yesterday. When I got home though it kept getting worse and all I'd eaten all day was apple sauce, a banana, and a sausage. I headed to bed and puked and then tried to sleep it off but woke up all confused and yelling for help and then I passed out and started a seizure. Since then, I've puked about 6 more times and am MISERABLE. I'm so disheartened that this happened again. How depressing over the holidays. It's normal for me to throw up post seizure but since I think I have a flu thrown in there too it's making it that much worse. My body is also reall starting to stiffen up from the seizure/vomiting.

My boyfriend is taking SUCH good care of me even though I can tell he's pretty petrified. Now I'm working on getting rid of the nausea so I can eat something, anything. I've been sipping water and clear gatorade but that's it.

Blaaaah, send nausea/flu remedies ways to relieve stiffness all my way DDN. Seizures are my worst fear and it happened again.

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By QueensJennmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Dec 26, 2010 09:36 PM
HUGE, HUGE, HUGE (HUUUUUUUGSSSS)

I know exactly what that's like. When you wake up, and all the signs are there, and you think, "Oh God, not again." And your tongue is all bitten and everything hurts and you just want to curl into a little ball and cry.

(I had one too, the other morning...boy do I know how much they suck.)

Hang in there, keep strong, and know that someone else out there knows exactly how you feel and is sending you MASSIVE virtual hugs.
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By pondflyPremium member
On Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:10 PM
Edited by pondfly (218838) on 2010-12-26 23:10:35 Ahh, spelling.
The bus is going around as my GF decided to pray to the porcelain god this afternoon as well. I'm now nursing her back to health.
In the meantime, make sure you continue your medications as normal (if you still are) and get in touch with your doc Monday even just to let them know.
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By imadancer2member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:22 PM
Oh, I'm so sorry. I have no experience in that but it sounds awful.
Sending huge hugs, you'll be in my thoughts
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By Wicked_Elphabamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:27 AM
Woke up nauseous today but took my little sister shopping anyways and just cracked it up to holiday overeating yesterday.


I woke up with the same thing yesterday. :( Thought it was from all the rich food I ate on Christmas. Nope! One of my other friends is sick too. That's awesome your boyfriend is taking good care of you. :) Mine took really good care of me too. :)



Blaaaah, send nausea/flu remedies ways to relieve stiffness all my way DDN. Seizures are my worst fear and it happened again.


A hot bubble bath. I was stiff, achy and whining. After I threw up, I started the water and BF put bath salts in it. The water was as hot as I could stand and I also turned the jets on. I felt WAY better after the bath. (Then again, having thrown up might have helped too) After I got out of the bath, I worked on the Gatorade mixture he made for me. 75% water, 25% gatorade. Make sure you are diluting the gatorade. At least 50/50 it. TAKE SMALL SIPS so you don't overload your stomach. The amount of sugar in the Gatorade could be making your nausea worse if you are not diluting it. I was also able to eat VERY SMALL bites of the chicken soup he got me from a cafe across the street. It took me an hour and a half to eat the cup of soup, on his orders. But, after I ate it slowly, I was not nauseated as bad. If you have plain crackers (like saltines), try eating very small bites of them SLOOOOOWWWWLLYYYYYY. Like take 10 minutes to eat ONE cracker. If you feel ok after that, about 20 mins later, eat another one, same pace. It worked for me. This morning, I woke up feeling fine and now am asking for sushi. :P
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By staygold123
On Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:05 AM
I don't know anything about this, but I hope you feel better! ((((HUG!)))
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By Coccinellamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon Dec 27, 2010 05:13 PM
Thank you for the kind words everyone. I'm feeling better than I was yesterday but I still have intermittent nausea. I feel like I've been hit by a bus, muscle wise. My abdomincal muscles are so stiff from the seizing and vomiting that anything more strenouse than laying down or sitting is very uncomfortable.

QueensJenn: You nailed it with the "Oh God, not again." portion. That's the first thing that comes to mind as soon as I come to.

Pondfly: I'm not on meds. I'm not epileptic but have had 8 seizures now over the course of 10 years with certain exacerbating factors are present. It starts as a faint for me and then turns into a seizure while I'm "out".

My goals today were to rehydrate and keep down some food which I've done well with. Thanks, again.
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By schuhplattlerPremium member
On Mon Dec 27, 2010 05:43 PM
((((Coccinella))))
Could a bad sausage have triggered this?
In any event, get well.
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By Wicked_Elphabamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon Dec 27, 2010 06:45 PM
Thank you for the kind words everyone. I'm feeling better than I was yesterday but I still have intermittent nausea. I feel like I've been hit by a bus, muscle wise. My abdomincal muscles are so stiff from the seizing and vomiting that anything more strenouse than laying down or sitting is very uncomfortable.


Glad to hear you're feeling better. :) Take a hot bath. It helped my aching muscles yesterday and made me able to relax, it made my fever jump higher, but I managed to keep 2 tylenol down, so that helped my fever.

My goals today were to rehydrate and keep down some food which I've done well with. Thanks, again.


Remember, take small sips and small bites, you don't want to overload your already irritated stomach.
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By maureensiobhan
On Mon Dec 27, 2010 06:48 PM
I'm sending you a massive virtual hug. I can understand the "Oh, no, not again!" feeling. I thought that same thing before I had my epilepsy surgery. There were times I would have a seizure in my sleep. When I would wake up and find my pillow soaked with saliva and my tongue bitten, I would think, "oh no, not another seizure.".

Certainly call your doctor on Monday to let him/her know you've had a seizure. He/she may or may not decide to start you on a seizure drug.
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By Shortgirl75member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Dec 27, 2010 06:56 PM
Sending hugs also.

I don't know much about seizures, but I feel really bad for you.

I suggest white rice. For some reason, white rice with a little bit of sugar helps me after I've taken the bus to yak-town and came back. I know I am better when I want butter on it.
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By madseasonPremium member
On Fri Jan 07, 2011 05:17 PM
I have a seizure disorder and I TOTALLY understand living with the dread of having a seizure. Lots of hugs and support your way, you're not alone. I always feel like I was hit by a bus post-seizure and I'm usually a little emotionally drained too. It can ruin a whole day. Treat yourself well and follow up with your neurologist or epileptologist. Even if you don't have epilepsy, if you have reoccurring seizures, you should get checked out regularly and if your neurologist finds nothing, see a cardiologist- cardiovascular syncope causes fainting and then seizures and people are often misdiagnosed or not diagnosed. And if this is your first one in two years, you need to see a doctor. *Big Hugs*
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By panicmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Jan 07, 2011 08:56 PM
I have a seizure disorder too, and I know how depressing and frightening it is to relapse after so much time. In fact, my symptoms sound EXACTLY like yours, so I'm going to remind you that you need to take EXTRA SPECIAL care of your blood sugar levels. Any disruption in your diet needs to be taken very seriously - ESPECIALLY vomiting. I'm sure you know this already, but it's probably the most important thing you can do for yourself.
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By Coccinellamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Jan 07, 2011 09:22 PM
Thanks again for all the good advice and support. It amazed me how many people have various types of seizure disorders.

Madmilt: I've seen my GP last week and she wasn't very concerned but did order some bloodwork just to see where things are at. She actually witnessed one of my seizures in her office one day so she's able to understand pretty well what they are like. I didn't notify my other specialists because they aren't located in my city and I'm not even entirely sure it's important they know. I haven't seen them in a while and if I do, my GP can just forward the updates.

Panic: I'm generally very aware of my food and water intake. Unfortunatly, because of the nausea that day I wasn't eating like I should have which, in mine and my GP's opinion, spurred this whole thing. This even had really motivated me to start eating very healthily again and lay off the sugar spiking food.

Thanks, everyone!
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By maureensiobhan
On Sat Jan 08, 2011 09:17 AM
Make sure, too, that you have a really supportive group of people around you to help you through the post ictal stage of the seizure. I'm sure you already know that the post ictal stage (confusion, memory loss, or in your case, nausea and vomitting) can last minutes, hours, or in some cases even days after the seizure itself. It's great that you already have a supportive boyfriend there for you during this time. Know that all of us DDNers too are pulling for you.

I didn't notify my other specialists because they aren't located in my cityand I'm not even entirely sure it's important they know.


It is important that your other specialists know that you've had a seizure. They need to know if you need to start taking anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs).

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