on tuesday my left arm started to jerk around randomly. i figured it had something to do with the chloride hydrate they gave me for my EEG on Monday. i don't remember a large period of tuesday night.
on wednesday, i woke up around 3 p.m. Around four, I was getting ready and collapsed. At five I went to work. At seven, I started to feel spacy and out of it. My arm has continued to switch every few minutes for the past hour. . at seven thirty I felt a rush of heat go through my body and got someone to watch my tables.
i got a cigarette and a lighter. walked out to the recieving area so i could get some air. and my arm starts twitching again. Next thing I know, I'm on the ground, waking up, feeling tired and disoriented. i went back to work anyways. left work at eight.
at 12:30 a.m., I have another seizure. I'm sleeping at the time, and my ex is beside me because he's been taking care of me for the last little while. Chris isn't sleeping and tells me that it definatley was a seizure. My body completely jerked around for about 15 seconds, stopped and then collapsed. Became extraordinarily tired.
at 3:30 a.m., I have another seizure.
at 6 we go to sleep.
We wake up at 11:45. I call work and tell them that I can't come in today. I'm feeling spacey, I say. I was having seizures all last night.
At 12:30 I launch into another grand mal seizure. During this one, i have laboured breathing prior to it begining. I seizure, and have trouble breathing afterwards. I don't recover from this one as quickly. The seizure itself lasted about 30 seconds, but I wasn't alert until about two hours later.
By then, I was sitting in the ER waiting for a room. I had another seizure while I was out of it, although this one was fairly small compared to the others.
We see the triage nurse, he tells us to alert him if I have any more.
Around 3:30, I have another grand mal. My arm starts twitching, like usual, and then the rest of my body follows suit. I can't breathe while it's happening, on after. When I wake up, I don't know where I am. I can remember hearing Chris yelling for a nurse, and someone else yelling, :She's having a seizure!" Next thing I know, I'm on a stretcher being wheeled into a room. They put electrodes on me and stick a Saline Solution drip on me with the help of an IV. Later they do CT scans and blood tests. The only EEG that they've had results from have come back so far, has come back normal. Everything else comes back normal.
Around seven they stuck me on an IV drip of an anti-seizure medication. The neurologists comes shortly thereafter. Tests my reflexes, looks into the back of my eyes, etc. Pokes me with a pin on both sides of my leg, up and down it, and I can barely feel it in my left leg (btw, the arm that always twitches, as it happens, is always the left arm). He leaves.
Comes back. Triggers a seizure in me by getting me to visual the aura that I get before the seizures while hyperventilating. I seize, pretty much the worst I've ever had. I jerk, kick, drool, and scream during this one. I don't remember much from it. He gives me a prescription for the anti-seizure medication, tells me to make an appointment with his office for monday, and says he'll refer me to a epilpesy doctor within the next two weeks, (coincedentially, this is also the same doctor that my ex's sister goes to for her epilepsy).
all in all, they have no idea what's causing the seizures.
i had three more seizures at work tonight, all within 15 minutes.