it is very possible that allergic reactions could cause seizuresHi im new to this site, I am 61 years old and I had my first seizure, and my question to you is are you saying that potatoes cause all seizures or just affect yours ? because it so happens I had 3 bowls of potato soup that day, and I thought it might have been the seasoning that I put in it??
It also can be that your threshold has been lowered over time due to many factors. A food sensitivity and the fact that potatoes to your system are the same as eating a handful of sugar, and seasonings can be high in MSG - a known neurotoxin, all leading to a symptom known to each of us = Seizure.Hi im new to this site, I am 61 years old and I had my first seizure, and my question to you is are you saying that potatoes cause all seizures or just affect yours ? because it so happens I had 3 bowls of potato soup that day, and I thought it might have been the seasoning that I put in it??
Rebecca's neuro told us that just the fact of having a seizure raises the blood sugar and so testing at that time might not be advantageous IMO. My daughters levels were all within normal range when she had fasting blood sugar tests done. It wasn't until the EMTs tested it after a seizure and it was in the 30's. Only then was a request put in for a 3 hr glucose tolerance test made. It went to 50 that day and might have gone lower had we done a 4 hr test.My doctor thinks that having an eating disorder has lowered my seizure threshold somehow. Typical factors that cause people with eating disorders to have seizures include hypoglycemia and ketoacidosis, but my blood results were within normal ranges. I DO struggle with low blood sugar, but at the time of the last seizure my blood sugar was tested and it was 8.2mmol/L (normal). I really don't know how my doctor is going to prove that it's eating disorder-related.
I do want to know the cause though.
I really appreciate that. I am also recovering (17 years in May). Keep it real.mine started after I had a what didn't seem like a bad hockey injury, but maybe was (a guy trying to clear the puck on a power play, and my face got in the way - at least I kept the puck in )(I got 'buzzed' unconscious briefly) - but mine started a little while after that - but also almost 10 years sober now, and used to drink a lot, every day (recovering alcoholic) - I consider mine more a cumulative thing maybe jumpstarted by a wrist shot to my cheekbone