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Passing out as a symptom of epilepsy

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Are these symptoms of epilepsy? If so, what sort of seizures are they? Wake in middle of night. Building process: wake nauseous, begin getting hotter & hotter, very thirsty, try to get to toilet. Sometimes I vomit, sometimes lose bowel control then I pass out for a couple seconds. Afterwards cold & tired, just want to sleep. Passed out off stairs (only toilet is downstairs) & the last time off of the toilet where my husband found me we don't know how long later. I remember coming in and out, even showering to remove blood coming from my head. Had stitches in my head and a concusion. Happening now for 25 years. I've been tested for everything including: hypoglycemia, hyperventilation, astma, possible heart relation dismissed by Cardiologist. Passed out while wearing a heart monitor with no results. I've been tested for hypoglycemia in the middle of a passing out event. The last few years I've found the connection with alcohol makes it worse although also occuring without alcohol.


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replied September 25th, 2008
Epilepsy Answer A4751
Current medical status: Possible epilepsy and/or seizures?
Current medical treatment: EEG and seconde EEG with sleep deprivation. Waiting for MRI.

Passing out could be due to epilepsy but that needs to be proven with an EEG.

You may want to consult a neurologist about your sudden passing out.


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