i have only just started having this (what appears to be the whole epilepsy thing). I have never had a seizure before but this week I have had two, and on both occasions woken with blood pouring from my mouth.
Its painful, and I feel sorry for anyone who has this. I now talk funny, find it difficult to eat and swallow.....Put me off getting my tongue pierced thats for sure!!!
|in reading all of the accounts of tongue-destruction I was surprised to see that nobody had mentioned that "auras" before seizures often give enough time for the sufferer to put an appropriate-sized object in the mouth to save the tongue.
|i just wanted to say that I stumbled across this forum in my search for information about seizures and have found it fantastic :)
i suffered my first grand mal seizure two days ago and this tongue-biting forum has provided me with my first smile in two days :)
i have been so confused and to be honest - horrified - that this happened to me for seeimingly no reason. The sore tongue has been the one thing that keeps reminding me that it *did* happen and to read that pretty much everyone else goes through the same pains and troubles is incredibly comforting.
And I wanted to add my two cents - i've found plain old paracetamol takes the pain out better than nurofen or similar. That's *if* you can swallow!
Thanks so much.