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  •  Irritability magnified (2+ / 0-)
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    otto, Creosote

    I always remember the walking, stumbling, shuffling and that sick irritability as the first memories after regaining consciousness.

    When I come too, wish I had a dollar for how many times I ask what's wrong? what's happening?

    Tonic clonic...thanks for the correct description.

    Something else I didn't mention. As the seizure begins I can really feel it in my jaw and throat. Some of my seizures later on in life have felt as though I could almost hold it back, yet the feeling of holding back all the water from a damn ready to fail.

    "We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." Louis Brandeis

    by wxorknot on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 10:15:29 AM PDT

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    •  Oh and BTW, (1+ / 0-)
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      otto

      As I mentioned it has been close to 10 years since my last seizure (tonic clonic) and this happened when I switched to the generic of Dilantin. (Phenytoin)

      In fact I had 2 seizures in a 5 week period shortly after the switch. I remember the time leading up to the seizures that I just didn't feel right and that a seizure felt imminent. Sure enough, it happened.

      The 2 seizures were after a 7 year drought.

      Anybody else experience this?

      "We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." Louis Brandeis

      by wxorknot on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 10:28:55 AM PDT

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