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seizures? my body was stiff, I was breathing funny...

Feburary 27 2011 I had a seizure of sorts. My boyfriend told me when we woke up on the 28 that in the middle of the night he woke up and my body was all stiff and I was breathing funny. I also bite a hole in the side of my tounge, I did not remember any of it. He took me to the e.r they ran all kinds of tests and come back with a urinary tract infection they prescribed me with antibiotics. Took them like I was supposed to. July 7 I had 2 of the seizures my boyfriend video taped them. I still did not remember anything and my body was sore, bit another hole in my tounge and wet the bed. Any advice?
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replied October 27th, 2011
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george,

You need to be seen by a neurologist. You may need to have further testing such as an EEG, sleep study, MRI, electrical studies, etc.

Not being able to remember the episode is classic for a seizure. They come in many different types. You need to see a specialist.

Good luck.
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replied October 28th, 2011
Thanks for the advice. I just spent over $3,000 on the emergency room visit. Supposedly they ran all the tests they could. I will check into a specialist though. I have video of the last two episodes. It is all so scary. Thanks again
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replied October 28th, 2011
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George,

The ER can run some test, but they usually do not have the ability to do the specialized tests like EEGs, as that takes special equipment, room, and technicians.

Be sure to take the videos with you. They will be very helpful and the neurologist may even be able to make the diagnosis off the pictures.

But, to have three of these episodes is pretty significant. You do not want to have one when you are in a position in which you or others could be harmed (such as driving or operating dangerous machinery).

Good luck.
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