Monday, December 05, 2005

Seize the Day (again)

I started having seizures again today.

It started with the "smell nightmare" again (see my very first post on this blog to know what I'm talking about). And then earlier this evening I had another full episode (deja vu, sick/near-faint feeling, smell) while feeding my daughter a bottle. It's a horrible feeling. And it left me with a terrible headache afterward.

I had an appointment with my neurologist this afternoon, and mentioned the smell nightmare to him. (The other episode had not happened yet.) He acknowledged that my antiseizure medication may not always prevent these seizures, and if needed, he could add more medication to help me manage the seizures. (May definitely need to do that post-surgery, because lots of seizures are anticipated.) We decided to monitor and keep a log to see how often these are happening prior to surgery.

My super-keeper husband noticed that I was looking very tired at dinner, and has ordered me to bed early. Being overtired can trigger seizures, and I am definitely overtired. He has promised to take care of the kids and the house and stuff tonight. So I agreed to do so, as soon as I "blogged" and exercised.

On to the treadmill I go - hoping not to SEIZE the treadmill!

...p.s. - 10:00 p.m., after exercise & taking meds, and while preparing for bed - another seizure.


Faith said...


How unpleasant. I do hope that you begin finding relief soon.


John said...

My seizures involved getting a weird taste in my mouth. It would start at the back of my tongue on the sides and move to the tip of my tongue. Everyone's first question was, "Was it metallic?". Well, it wasn't and I can't compare it to anything I've ever eaten or drank.