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I went and saw my pcp last week. Next week I am having an MRI with contrast, an EEG, and I will also have a consultation with a sleep clinic to be tested for possible narcolepsy.

 

I am still logging my seizure like episodes as often as they happen and so far they seem to only happen with temperature change from hot to cold or by being too cold.

I had an episode yesterday when we dropped our twins off at their therapy clinic (it was cold inside). It was the same afterwards always, shoulders, neck and head tensed up and a cold shiver happened complete with the eye roll. My husband was once again looking away when it happened. It lasted maybe 3-4 seconds I suppose. It is hard to time them myself. I only wish someone else would witness them!

Anyways, almost immediately afterwards I developed a nasty headache on the right side on my head in the back, nausea, and I was so so so sleepy. After therapy was done I went home and slept for a good 6 hours straight. Before my nap I felt like I had a nasty hangover!

Does anyone else feel like that after seizures? 

*note* still unsure if I have seizures.

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A friend of mine who has epilepsy talks about his seizure hangovers a lot. His seizures are very bad, and the hangovers can wipe him out for days.

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My episodes happen most days if not quite every day so I am usually always wiped out. I have been sleeping and feeling Ill so much lately its been driving me crazy. 

I was taking propranolol for tremors and I stopped taking it to see if that might be part of my problem as far as lightheadedness and nausea go so we will see on that aspect because tremors I can deal with if need be. If the med is the culprit ( since it is optional). The only thing is, it happens after each seizure like episode. Pfft.

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Scratch that. I'll do so under dr advisement. I remember the last time I stopped something cold turkey. 

 

Thank you both for you responses. Until just a couple days ago, I had never thought about the after effects.

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I don't have Grand Mal (Tonoc Clinic) seizures at all, and I don't feel hangovers after my Jerks and most Simple Partials. I do have the "hangover" feeling for a couple hours after Complex and some Simple Partials. When I have episodes while I'm sleeping I have the "hangover" feeling all day; the worst in the morning but gradually lessens. I'll also wake up with zero coordination and crappy body-spatial awareness (all day things seem further or closer than they are, and have trouble telling where my body is) when I have episodes in my sleep. Those days I am completely worthless.

I'm glad you have an appt. next week for testing! When I first started having episodes they also wanted to rule out Narcolepsy. FWIW during that time I did a lot of research on the similarity/difference in Narcolepsy and Epilepsy episodes. It's interesting how symptoms can overlap. I also remember reading about temperature bringing on episodes of sleepiness on the Narcolepsy Network forums. This thread (although old) talks about it some and it may be helpful.

Whatever it is, I hope they find the cause and start treatment for your episodes :)

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On ‎9‎/‎7‎/‎2016 at 11:14 AM, Rabidtears said:

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I had an episode yesterday when we dropped our twins off at their therapy clinic (it was cold inside). It was the same afterwards always, shoulders, neck and head tensed up and a cold shiver happened complete with the eye roll. My husband was once again looking away when it happened. It lasted maybe 3-4 seconds I suppose. It is hard to time them myself. I only wish someone else would witness them!

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Wait. Those are seizures?! I never knew! I thought it was just a cold shiver down my spine, but I do the exact same thing you do.

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