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neurosurg, Board Certified MD
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Experience:  Neurosurgeon
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I think I had a seizure but nobody was there to witness it

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Hi, I think I had a seizure but nobody was there to witness it
Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Not yet because I’m not sure if they will believe me. amitriptyline and codeine for pain.
Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: I have osteomalacia and fat pad syndrome in my knees (recently diagnosed). I have been dealing with this for a year now and the pain has a mind of it’s own but it’s constant. I just have more manageable days.
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Severe vitamin D deficiency. Slight iron deficiency anaemia. And after ‘seizures’ tingling in left side of face and left eye for a few hours.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  neurosurg replied 9 months ago.

Hello -

Do you think you lost about one hour in time here? After symptoms start, the next thing you remember was one hour later?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Yeah not really sure what happened. I just felt a pins and needles sensation in waves going through my head and I woke up with neck pain and a bleeding tongue
Expert:  neurosurg replied 9 months ago.

When you woke up, was that seconds later? Or a hour later?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I’m not sure, my memory around it is fuzzy. I just remember when it started and how I woke up. I experienced it again last night and I woke up a few minutes after it began with jaw pain
Expert:  neurosurg replied 9 months ago.

OK, thanks.

This doesn't sound like a seizure, just from your description of it.

Most people wouldn't have any recollection of the events surrounding the seizure, and often would be "out of it" for more than a hour afterwards.

However, if it wasn't witnessed, it is really hard to know.

Certainly it is something you can discuss with your doctor, and if these episodes continue, getting EEG testing (to look for abnormal brain activity) can help to evaluate for possible seizures.

Expert:  neurosurg replied 9 months ago.

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