Posted by v on September 25, 2001, at 18:30:46
In reply to elusive putative seizure disorder, posted by Elizabeth on September 24, 2001, at 12:12:59
oh elizabeth... i am just so glad you're alright...
it's funny the connections one makes here... i've come to "care" about you, i've enjoyed our conversations and if there's ever anything i can help you with, i hope you will feel free to ask...
and thank you for replying to my post... like i had said, i was worried and paranoid at the same time... :) and i am quite willing to discuss the did or ptsd with you if you ever want more informaton
be well, be strong, know how wonderful you are, and how much you mean to so any people on this board...
i hope you find your answers soon
> Hi everyone.
> Last week (Tuesday, I think) I had a seizure (complex partial) or something. My BF says that when he got home from work, he found me slumped over at the computer, making gurgling sounds (he thought I might have swallowed my tongue or something). He was really scared because of what happened back in February (see http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20010327/msgs/58035.html). After I appeared to be conscious again, he said that I was crying and acting scared and so forth.
> He called 911 and a whole bunch of cops and EMTs descended on our house (at least they didn't send in the fire department). The first thing I remember after I blacked out was being in my room with my boyfriend and several EMTs and cops. I was sobbing, for some reason of which I'm not aware. (Something similar happened in February -- I was in and out of the coma, but when I appeared "awake" I was acting scared and crying, according to my BF and parents.) I was sort of confused and disoriented, so I just went with the EMS folks. I spent a couple nights in the hospital, which is why I haven't been posting lately. My mother and sister came into town to visit me. My CAT scan and EEG were both normal. I haven't gotten the results of the blood tests yet (I think they did the standard ones plus a desipramine serum level and something else, I can't remember what). My pdoc gave me a script for a low dose of Trileptal. (Well, he says it's low -- I don't know what the typical therapeutic dose range is for oxcarbazepine. I'm taking 300 mg/day.) Does anybody have anything to say about it, good, bad, or otherwise?
> Anyway, it looks like I'm going to be seeing a neurologist, although I don't know how good the chances are that they'll be able to find a cause for this episode (or previous ones).
> I hope you're all well.