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I have spent the last several hours forgetting what took place this afternoon, then remembering and then being shocked ask over again.

I am simply stunned I had a grand mal seizure. 674 more words

Getting started, the first Grand Mal

In the Fall of 2014, I was looking forward to my sophomore year of college. I couldn’t wait for my life to “officially” begin, as it was the first year I would be living off campus. 854 more words

Day 16: Withdrawal Seizures

Withdrawal seizures are unrelated to epilepsy and occur alongside sudden withdrawal of drugs particularly barbiturates and benzodiazepines, and/or alcohol.  For those withdrawing from alcohol, they are likely to happen in what is known as stage 3 which is approximately 72 plus hours after the last drink. 83 more words

Day 7: Primary Reading Seizures

Hello Monday!

One of my favorite past times is reading and writing.  Today’s seizure is a primary reading seizure which is related to reflex epilepsy.  These seizures are triggered purely by stimuli and in this case it’s reading books. 81 more words

Day 6: Tonic Clonic Seizures

Tonic clonic, perhaps the type most people think of when they hear the word ‘seizure’.

Also known as ‘grand mal’, these involve the entire body during the convulsive state.   372 more words

Beautiful Words:

A day late, but better late than never as they say!

This word of Latin origin drew me to think of the many seizure epochs I’ve experienced within my epilepsy.   34 more words

They Never Get Easier

I had several small seizures last week but it all started with a Grand Mal Sunday night…

They never get any easier, no matter how big or small. 436 more words

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