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Did I have a seizure or just pass out?Tue, 05/14/2019 - 17:10
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So a couple things to start off with. Sorry if this is not the right place to post this topic, and two I am just using this to possibly understand what happened and I still plan on seeing a doctor. I am a 22 y/o male, pretty healthy, no history of seizures. However I have a history of passing out and/or getting extremely light headed when it comes to getting shots or talking about medical things that are going to happen to me, for instance the pre checkup to getting my wisdom teeth removed when they were talking about how they are going to do it. Oddly enough it does not bug me when its someone else though. Today at the dentist I was getting a cavity fixed, have had them done before with no issues other than a cringe when I get the injections. About 30 seconds after the injection today they had me get up because they decided they wanted a full mouth xray with that machine that rotates around your head. Just to clarify, xrays dont bug me, I actually find them cool. But as I was walking 'into' it thats where I got a hint of light headedness. Put my chin on the head rest and then when I reached for the handle I missed, then missed again, third time was the charm. Obviously my depth perception was going. I started to take a step back saying I dont feel the best and thats when the lights went out. Woke up obviously with a group of dentists around me, I almost immediately knew I passed out. Once I woke up a bit more he started telling me that he thinks I may have had a seizure because I fell limp, started to contract and had my eyes roll back and then go limp again and then woke up. They also said I hit my head on the floor really hard which I dont doubt. I forgot to ask but I think in all it was only a minute or so. I think I remember a bit while I was out and the best way I could put it is it is was like those few last seconds of a nightmare right before you wake up, really panicked, tense and confused and then when you do wake up you dont really remember what you were dreaming, but you remember the feeling. From my point of view and based on my experience it seemed like I only passed out aside from the 'dreaming'. Clammy, tired but not exhausted and fuzzy for awhile. He wants me to visit a doctor about it before I go back understandably, which I dont object to. Just want to possibly have a better idea of if I just passed out like in the past or if it is likely I did have a seizure.
Hi MEDDER, Thank you for
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2019-05-15 - 08:36
Hi MEDDER, Thank you for sharing you experience. It is unclear if you had a seizure or not, so you will need to follow up with your doctor. For additional information on epilepsy and seizures please visit https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/about-epilepsy-basics/what-seizureIf you need an Epilepsy Specialist, you can find a Doctor specializing in epilepsy www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/find-epilepsy-specialist or by visiting the National Association of Epilepsy Centers at www.naec-epilepsy.org & https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/find-epilepsy-specialist/find-epilepsy-centerIf you have additional questions,please email email@example.com or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-332-1000, https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/247-helpline, where a trained information specialist can connect you to resources and provide referrals.