Hello, In December 2012, I had a grand mal seizure, while shopping alone( ended up in emergency room, and had all the testing e.g.. EEG's and MRI's. and 6 months without driving). Everything came back normal and have been back to driving now since June 2013.
Now I have a few question that you may or may not be able to answer, but I have to ask someone.
In December 2013, just a few months ago I was working out with my husband and I got the same flashing light feeling I had before my seizure. I did not have a seizure just had vision distortion for about a 1/2 hour and then a pounding headache. This happen twice then I decided to stop working out ( I did tell my family doctor he said it was nothing).
This was all good, till this Sunday, we were finished cleaning up dinner and the flashing lights happened again and distorted vision ending with a pounding headache.
People keep telling me these episodes are the same as they get with migraines, but i have had migraines and these are bad headaches but not migraines.
Are these seizures, migraines or what? Any suggestions would be helpfull!View Thread
On December 10th of this year I was shopping at Wal-Mart when I suffered a seizure. I remember none of the event, I know I started not feeling well and I remember wanting to call my husband and a faint memory of looking at my phone, then I woke in an ambulance outside Wal-Mart. The EMT explained that I was at Wal-Mart and had a seizure, I had bitten my tongue and had a large bump and cut on my head. I also did make the phone call to my husband, he said I was whispering and he could not hear me then the phone went dead, and I have no memory of speaking to him. I was then taken to the hospital where I was given blood tests and 2 CT scans one without dye and one with, as I am on blood thinners they wanted to rule out bleeds or clots right away. All test came out normal, I was told I could not drive for three months and was referred to a neurologist, I was then booked in for an EEG and a MRI, I recently had the EEG, and yet to get the results and have my MRI in one week. I am aware that there are many people who have a one and only seizure and hoping I am one of those. But I have a few worries that it wasn't a one-time deal. I had a really weird experience about two weeks before, I was out Christmas shopping when a was looking at magazines when I started getting slightly confused because I would be looking in one spot when something would happen and I would be looking at other part of the rack (it almost felt like my head did a little jolt, but sure it just felt that way) and then I would have to think hard at what I was looking for, I would finally remember and look again then it would happen again, I started feeling warm and a little scared so I decided that I would grab the ink I needed and leave, but when I got to the isle with ink it continued I would find the ink number I was looking for then I would be looking somewhere else and have to think really hard what number I was looking for, this continued for a while and I started really sweating. I finally got the ink and went to the till to check out and I started feeling better. I remember thinking that I was lucky that if I passed out I was in a good place, as the mall had a clinic and lab and a diagnostic lab. I don't remember how I felt before the seizure but I remember a thinking it feels like when I was shopping before, but I cant verify this. So I recently had the same feeling again while shopping and am afraid to tell my neurologist, what if I am just over reacting and its nothing, and I don't want to delay getting my licenses back. My sister has a panic disorder and I am afraid I am just having a panic attack. Has anyone had close to the same feelings and is there a reason I have to do a MRI when my two CT scans came out normal? I am a 33 y o women with 3 school aged children, and my family has had to readjust to a lot and I want to give them back their normal routine. I am on warfarin for having two pervious PE's and synthroid for hypothyroidism. Anyway that's my story so far thank you for reading! View Thread