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1st Time Suziure Event



ok, i guess i need to tell my little background tail.

Got out of Navy (active) 2 years ago.

Last june I was awarded 50% for depression and GAD.

Last week, i was at work, thowing away trash.

I woke up on the floor, completely out of it.

My boss sent me off to the ER, were i was given an MRI (which

was normal) and my dislocated shoulder was popped back into place.

This is just totally new to me.

According to a witness, i had tonuic-clonic movements

for around two minutes, and i was turing blue.

I also hit my head on a power lift on the way down,

with a bruise that takes up half my head to prove it.

as far as i know, i came to on my own.

Right now my VA GP is leaving me in my arm brace for a month.

My next Pdoc appointment isnt untill may, and I have NO idea

if/when i'll get to see a nuro.

I'm trying not to look suizure/nruro stuff up, i tend to

get a bit carried away with that stuff.

But if anyone has any guess as to how this may affect my rating, or

even just helpful info on how the VA deals with thius sort of thing, i'd love to hear it!

Thanks for being there, even after ratings get decided.


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Aimee, the most important thing right now is to determine if you have epilepsy, or some other seizure disorder, perhaps indicating a pituitary tumor, for instance, that would cause a seizure as an indication of a severe endocrine disorder.

Insist that you see a neuro specialist. Did they MRI your head?

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You ask how the seizure might effect the VA and say you do not want to look up the neuro stuff. Problem is that you really need to understand the disorder to know how it will effect a VA rating.

It is possible that this will be the only seizure you ever have. If so I doubt the VA will rate it due to a lack of chronicity. I had tonuic-clonic seizure 20 years ago. However, I did not pass out. I almost went totally fetal. It is the only seizure I have ever had. I told the doctors about it and they acted like it was no big deal. I have never had meds or any additional neuro workup.

If the seizures do become chronic or require ongoing meds then you might be able to find a link to the GAD. It would require some research. I am sure there are other problems that can cause a seizure other than a stress related chemical imbalance in a bodily system.

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Thanks all, I just dont want get all paranoid.

My gp also yanked me off my SSRI untill we know what's

going on, and that's the last thing the GAD needs!

I will definitly demand to see a nuro, thanks

for all the advice! Aimee... I'm SC for Seizures from an altercation with 2 SP in 1967 in Japan..See the Neuros & even a Shrink at the VA Hospital & have been since 1996.

Was aware something was wrong in '67 after the fight but never figured these damn things would get as bad as they are.

The VA has me on 29 pills a day & the damn seizure meds cause mental confusion & I have no idea if it's the Seizures or the Meds but I can't remember things from one day to the next.

I'm officialy classified as having "Epilepsy" which means no driving if one has to many seizures in a given amout of time. I was finaly granted SC after 9 years but the Docs that do the C & Ps are less that honest in their evaluations or that's the way I see it.

If U want to see what's happening with the seizures ask to see an Eoileptologist ( Neuro with advanced training in Seizures)

It seems mine are getting worse because from what I ave read the Neurotransmittors get a pretty big bang when one has a seizure.

Seems mine keep changing I started out with Tonic Clonic ones ( & still have them) then I started what they called posturing & now I'm into "Clusters"...Thats where one has a tonic cloic seizue & maybe an hour later has another & there is no way to know when they will quit. Have had "Status Epilepticus" for 12 hours straight in 1996 & recently had another one last year.

Sincerley hope U don't have this disease as it really wrecks one's life.

About like being 14 again & always having to wait for a ride.In plain English Epilepsy sucks.



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Oh, I'm sure it does!

I did talk to my Tdoc about the possibility

of it maybe being a "pyscogenic" (sp) suizure.

I do get a little dizzy, but I don't want be

a victim if there is something wrong.

As for meds, i'm already pretty dopey, so

you should see me on Cops or some other

"what were they thinking?" type of show,lol

It is nice to hear some people only have one

in thier whole life.

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