What is wrong with my teeth, jaws, muscles

137Alice

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Hi, everybody. Does anyone ever had this problem? This happened 2 times. The first one was when I changed Keppra for Briviact. The very next day I woke with an extremely strange feeling - my teeth were chattering and I could not stop it. It was a bit scary, but after some time stopped. My neuro was extremely nice about it and said I could see her the same day. She said she never heard about such a thing, but in her opinion there was nothing to worry about.
During the day it never happened again, and i gradually forgot about it. This happened about a year and a half ago.
Today the same thing happened again. I wasn`t as frightened as the first time, but what i really didn`t like was that I felt rather tired after this strange "episode".
When i read my post it looks rather stupid, but perhaps somebody knows about this strange thing?
Thanks,
Alice
 

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Hi 123Alice,

Sometimes the chattering of the teeth can come from a panic attack and anxiety but I have also read that once in awhile
this happens when there's a drug withdraw or a person is changing meds. I know there have been times when I'm starting
to go into a complex partial seizure and I have muscle spasms around my mouth and I can't control it this is all part of the seizure
and I'm still conscious during this but I can't speak. If you felt tired after the episode it could have been a nocturnal seizure
or a simple partial (Aura) seizure). I wish you the best of luck and May God Bless You!

Sue
 

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Dear Sue, that is also my suspicion,especial since you mention loss of speech, which is one of my main problems. Today it happened a couple of times during the day, even though after my strange morning episode i took some Frisium and slept for an hour. My neuro suspects that this speech loss is a sort of non-developed seizure. Perhaps i will ask her for a sooner appointment.
Is there anything you do about speech loss?
Thanks a lot, you always answer to my strange questions
Alice
 

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Hi 123Alice,

When I have the muscle spasms around my mouth and can't speak for a few seconds I just have to wait
out the seizure then everything is fine. One thing I learned yrs. ago is the moment I started to feel this
coming on was to tighten up all the muscles in my body and make my hands into tight fists for a few seconds
if I did it fast enough it would stop the seizure. My neuro I had back in the mid 1970's taught me this.
I wish you the best of luck and May God Bless You!

Sue
 

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Thanks a lot, dear Sue. My problem is that teeth and speech are 2 different things with me.
When i loose speech I first have something like a heart spasm, which could be extremely strong or quite weak. I am fully conscious, I just can`t speak. If i am lucky it happens just a couple of times and only for a few secs. But there are days when it repeats too often and i have to take some benzo and sleep.
Thanks for your advice, i will try your technique. It reminds me of Jacobson muscle relaxation, I tried it a long time ago but it was difficult to relax in a group of strangers, even though the voice of the trainer was calm and the light really relaxing.

Thanks again and take care
Alice
 
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