I had a seizure last week for the 1st time. I am 32 and no family history of seizures. 4 years ago I suddenly lost feeling in both of my legs, spent 2 years in a wheel chair. Needless to say no one ever figured anything out. Countless doctors and hospitals and all I kept being told was that it was in my head. I had a great occupational therapist and physical therapist that helped me learn to walk again with only the 50% feeling I got back in my legs. The last 2 years I have been on gabapentin for the severe back pains and spasms, they have me on as needed 2x a day. I take it about 3-4 times a week. While sleeping before my overnight shift last week, my son and boyfriend tried to wake me when it was time for me to get ready. I was completely unresponsive. They said a few minutes later I started having a seizure. They had called 911 and the paramedics came while I was coming to and all I kept telling everyone is that I had to go to work. With that went into another seizure, and yet another in the ambulance. I dont remember anything from that night. Remeber being in a hospital bed hooked to an IV and getting pain meds. The ER doctor was talking to me about my back issues and while she was telling me nothing was wrong with me I went into another seizure. When bcame back out of it DR said nothing they can do and was going to discharge me. My son and boyfriend went to car to see if they grabbed socks and shoes and walked out with the Dr to talk in the hall when I yet again had another seizure. 30 minutes after that I was discharged with hydrocodone and a muscle relaxer. Could the gabapentin started me having seizures? I am scared to sleep and drive due to I am always getting the feeling like I am going to pass out/dizzy and sometimes feel like my head is in a fog. My boyfriend thinks I had a mild one the other night while sleeping. Any suggestions or advice? I am waiting to hear back from medicare to see if I am approved for insurance since I dont currently have.
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