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Dizzy and body heat

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 20:39
Hads anyone ever felt dizzy for a short time, then right afterwards your body gets hot and sweaty?. I have had epilepsy for most of my life, I'm 62 now ,first one I had I was in my twenty. I. Haven't had a full blown seizure in a long time,thanks to the medications. But there have been times no matter what I'm doing ,I get a dizzy feeling and right afterwards my body gets hot and sweaty. I know where I am. I can talk normal during this. It's just comes on ,I came feel a little strange just before I have ,what I call a spell. Then I get dizzy for about 30 second or so. Right afterwards body gets warm not to the touch. But just feel hot and sweaty. Is this a form of a seizure. Thanks .


Hi, Thank you for posting and

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2020-06-01 - 07:50
Hi, Thank you for posting and for sharing your story. Seizures can take on many different forms and affect different people in different ways.To learn more about commonly reported symptoms before, after and during a seizure, visit: . We cannot determine if these episodes you describe experiencing are seizures or not. It’s important that you’re continuing to follow-up with your healthcare team to explore this further and if you experience any changes in seizure types/frequency, symptoms, moods or behaviors. It’s also important to consider seasonal health and safety issues that people with seizures may have. Some people with epilepsy may be sensitive to heat, so staying cool is important. . You may notice that some lifestyle habits such as lack of sleep, stress, dehydration or not eating well may have an impact on how you’re feeling and seizure frequency. My Seizure Diary can help you track your triggers and your seizures, which can be shared with your healthcare team, They can help you identify or recognize any patterns, allowing you to modify (if needed) your treatment plan, behavior, or lifestyle appropriately. . Additionally, you may always contact our 24/7 Helpline, where trained information specialists are available to answer your questions, offer help, hope, support, guidance, and access to national and local resources. 1-800-332-1000, , or contact your local Epilepsy Foundation: 

Hello! Honestly i didnt heard

Submitted by Ge0192 on Sun, 2020-06-14 - 04:32
Hello! Honestly i didnt heard about this form of epilepsy.. maybe u need more investigations.. maybd u need to do a video eeg might be pseudoseizures or maybe is something causing this and doctors need to find out what is causing you to have those symptoms.. do you take any medications? For me doens t seems to be epilepsy...

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