Dealing with epilepsy

Yet another seizure

A few days ago, I had another seizure. This time, I didn’t see it coming, no aura, no nothing. I wasn’t tired, no more than any other father of a baby, nor was I stressed out because of something.

It just happened. Unfortunately, it happened when I was watching a movie with my wife (and our baby beside) and I scared them a little. The aftermath: a cracked lip, nothing more. Of course, I don’t mention here the usual migraine and extreme fatigue that comes with the territory.

I’m writing about this because something weird and a first-timer happened: Continue reading “Yet another seizure”

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How I avoided seizures

August 5th was an “interesting” day. I went on vacation with the family back home in Romania for about 1 month. You can take a month off when you are unemployed.

The first thing that we had to do is a passport for the baby. With some help from friends and family, we had a quick appointment at the passports service.

Immediately after this, I had a feeling. I started shivering, getting dizzy and it was difficult to stay on my feet. I took control back and avoided a seizure. I mentioned this in another article. It was a simple breathing and relaxation exercise. Continue reading “How I avoided seizures”

Dealing with epilepsy

My auras and how I’m controlling seizures with them

I have heard and read about auras about 10 years ago when I really started documenting myself on epilepsy. I saw that, unofficially, it’s considered as a preamble for a seizure.

I never had one (or didn’t notice them) until a couple of years ago. Before a seizure, I suddenly got a shiver and a jerk in my left arm. After that, I woke up on the bathroom floor with my wife holding my head. Continue reading “My auras and how I’m controlling seizures with them”

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Morning headaches

A couple of days ago, I woke up with an incredibly painful headache. I wouldn’t categorize it as an “ice pick” headache because it lasted about 2 days.

It’s not a migraine, although, after googling around for causes, I was convinced that it was.

I wasn’t hung over either :).

What started as a splitting headache over my forehead (frontal lobes of the brain) slowly moved and grew. By the end of the day, my whole head was pounding, as if my heart was beating inside it. Continue reading “Morning headaches”