Stress?!??!!? I’m a pretty relaxed guy

Heavy Kevy

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Late at night, recovering from a day of sleep after seizure. 🤦‍♂️
I think stress is causing them. Had a benign tumor removed about 11 years ago.
I’ve got it pretty good. Cool kids, loving wife (but still a wife) great family and friends.
I’m a laid back guy. Love music, Grateful Dead gets me going. Life long nicotine habit unfortunately , always loved weed. I did stop drinking! Feel like I’m walking on eggshells at home. Especially now with everyone home and the holidays.
Had an MRI Wednesday after a seizure Tuesday. Meeting with the Dr tomorrow.
Its a fine line between keeping everyone happy who are taking care of me and not stressing out about it. The mania and depression are wild.
 

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Alright got that out. Any fly fishing fans out there? Got new line for the first time in 20 years. Now I know why they should be replaced every 4 years. 🎣
Didn’t catch any trout but what a smooth cast I had going. Little weed, cool dog, and a stocked pond. Ahh the good life.
 

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Hey HK, welcome to CWE!

Stress can trigger a seizure, but it's not usually the primary cause. (Otherwise just think how many folks would have had seizures this year!).
It could be a tiny scar on the brain from the surgery (there can be a delayed effect), or it could be something else entirely. Hopefully the MRI will show something useful and/or your docs will fill you in on the next steps.

But you should definitely feel free to check in here with any questions -- CWE members can offer a lot of support and anecdotal advice.

Cheers!
Nakamova
 

Heavy Kevy

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Thanks
Appreciate it. Scan showed no changes so that was great!
I have a med weed card and actually bought some cbd-thc gummies for my sis in-law. Shh don’t tell anyone. She hasn’t made it over so I tried some today. Had a wonderful day.
Hopefully my latest med Onfi and some gummies will give me some relief.
Even caught a brown trout on a whooly bugger. 😁
Hopefully I get a peaceful sleep tonight.
Thanks again
 

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Hi HK,

Welcome to the forum! Nakamova is correct stress and lack of sleep are the 2 main things that can trigger seizures.
I've had epilepsy for 48 yrs. along with 2 surgeries to help reduce my seizures. I found out I was drug resistant after
my Dr. did a DNA test on me then they put me on the medical marijuana and since I've been on that my seizures are
the lowest in my life. I also have found taking vitamin B12 once a day a big help. I wish you the best of luck and May
God Bless You!

Sue
 

Heavy Kevy

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Hi HK,

Welcome to the forum! Nakamova is correct stress and lack of sleep are the 2 main things that can trigger seizures.
I've had epilepsy for 48 yrs. along with 2 surgeries to help reduce my seizures. I found out I was drug resistant after
my Dr. did a DNA test on me then they put me on the medical marijuana and since I've been on that my seizures are
the lowest in my life. I also have found taking vitamin B12 once a day a big help. I wish you the best of luck and May
God Bless You!

Sue
Thanks
I’ll look into the B12. 🙏
 

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Hi Andrew,

Yes, I do take Folate 1 mg. every day to stop anemia and with the B12 I take 1000 mcg. once a day.
What has really helped me the most is 2 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with mother in it.
The mother is a protein and good antibiotic. I started taking it to lose weight but within time I noticed
my seizures decreasing and come to find out it can help seizures depending on a persons body chemistry.
I saw a video on YouTube about it. Wishing you only the best and May God Bless You!

Sue
 

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Hi Andrew,

I forgot to tell you another thing I take once a day is Zinc 50 mg. that has also reduced my seizures.
Wishing you well and May God Bless You!

Sue
 

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I think of triggers as a bucket. I have a certain amount of liquid in there as a person sensitive to seizures (epileptic.) The liquid amount changes day by day, just based on the illness. Then there's the external triggers. Stress, exhaustion, lack of sleep all have a variable amount of fluid they can add to the bucket.

Two identical days in terms of stress and lack of sleep can cause the bucket to overflow one day (seizure trigger) and stay within bounds the next day. Given the variability of epilepsy on its own, it's never quite right to assume you won't trigger a seizure if you only have X amount of stress. After all, you can't measure your baseline bucket liquid. It's quite possible it's almost full already without you knowing it!
 

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Years ago I named the family calendar on our phones. The Wheel

After another busy holiday weekend where the calendar is packed. I’m going 90 mph and feeling good. The lightning gets me.

Feeling decent after three days sleep. Got the hockey game on, but hitting record and going to bed.

The wheel is turning and you can't slow down
You can't let go and you can't hold on
You can't go back and you can't stand still
If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will

“The Wheel” by the Grateful Dead
 

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Hope it was a good night sleep… did the better team win the hockey game? 😊

When I go to bed watching a baseball game, one of the first things I do when I get up is check to see finale of the game 😆
 
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