An adult was carrying egg cartons (don't ask) down to the basement at my grandparents house and they said for me not to go down there. I was 4 and I went. I went tumbling down the stairs and my skull found the concrete floor. 3 grand mals in 24hrs and a week in the hospital and everyone thought I was good to go. I grew up and never knew that the deja vu and jamais vu feeling I had were not normal for others. Several concussions later (4) and migraines developed and still I thought nothing of it. No doctor did either.
After a weekend of work and little sleep and late in the week I was in the call center having a normal but tiring day at work. Next thing I remember were my coworkers and paramedic surrounding me informing me I had a grand mal seizure.
If I had just listened and not gone down those stairs (never mind all the concussions)....
Worst part (outside of seizures and meds) was they always accused the adult of shoving me down the steps until the day they finally listened to me and him. Took 25yrs to free him of that blame.Grandma still blames herself for it so we lie to her...bad enough she blames herself for my uncle having E also.
Sure it is a long answer but it sure explains why I have to accept it because that 4yr old me did it to me.
My sister's happened the first TOM. Her hope was that it would stop when she hit menopause.
I guess you have to ask the question though, was there something else that happened to bring her seizure threshold low enough so that all it took was her adult hormone levels to push her over the edge? Maybe there was a bump to the head that we have forgotten over the years that was actually what "caused" the seizure threshold to be that low in the first place.
I had a severe trauma to my arm....who said that it would take a head injury! After having double compound fractures, I continue to develop bacteria infections. I had a port line for 2 years pumping very strong antibodtics into me 24/7 during this time. My neuro said it could have been the infections, the meds, or a combination of the two.
My seizures didn't start until 3 years after my accident
I certainly could have put more than one too. I voted born with it though I wasn't diagnosed until age 43. I was born with a malformation in the brain. My mom used to tell stories of me sleeping so long I would miss feedings and wake up shaking - dumb ass. I had absence seizures until puberty then simple partials. The lesion hemorrhaged at some point and all of that together created a lot of scar tissue.
I skipped replying the first time because I thought mine sound silly.
I have had 7-8 concussions over the course of my life. motorcycles-bicycles-prowrestler. but there are no swelling, scars, or leisions.
When it all started.
When I went to the hospital that weekend, i was breaking up with my girlfriend, taking a job in guam, might have had lyme disease, and in consultation for a vasectomy. it was a little stressful. I dropped into a 113 degree fever. liver failed. was clinically dead twice. spent a month in a coma.
seems like that might have had something to do with it.
Had my first known seizure delivering my daughter. She was induced 3weeks earlydue to PreEclamptic(spelling?).
However, my bio mom used drugs during her pregancy and I've received numerous head tramas during my life so...
i put other - due to i had a stroke and seizure 4 months after i had a c-section with my son (11lbs 15ozs). was put on dilantin and had another one 6 months later then was took off that and put on keppra.
haven't had one since but take my meds daily along with plavix
My neuro thinks that i've always had the partials to an extent, but that it only got "triggered" properly by a fall i had on a school trip. Fell about 30ft down the side of a mountain but luckily my face and a handy boulder broke my fall :woot:
After that there was a lot more "dopey" moments and strange events, but didn't have my first waking TC until i was 22 and was diagnosed shortly after.
Edit - "waking tonic clonic" - couldn't get the words in my head of how to phrase it before, but i meant the first time i had a seizure during the daytime when i was awake before it started lol.
Sorry guys for not letting you choose more than one answer. Just wasn't sure how people reading the chart could see that someone voted on e.g. 3 answers rather than just 1. Sorry! I must admit though reading what people have typed is very interesting and sure onlookers would think the same. I hope you are all having a good weekend.
I voted stress / tiredness because that's all I can relate to at the moment (should of put depression with them 2 ). Waiting to hear more off my Neurologist. :roll: