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Sleep And Panicking

Sleep And Panicking

Does anyone find they sometimes can't sleep properly at night then they start panicking which leads to a seizure? I'm struggling to sleep at night and worried it's going to start triggering seizures. It's only since my doctor has changed my medication. Sometimes my brain won't shut down!

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member,
I am not sure what meds they changed with you? I am not a pharmacist by any means. After saying that is it a possibility that the meds have any withdrawl symptoms?
Some of us are worriers and it takes a med to shut the anxiety down. I have acute PTSD, and controlled Epilepsy. I take THC at bed with a handful of meds. Hugs Wendy

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Thank you all for your kind comments and help. I think, as has been said, I am suffering from a bit of withdrawal symptoms since I have been taken off keppra and put on Brivaracetam. Take care all.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It's funny but, when I still worked and I couldn't fall asleep on a work day, I never worried about having a seizure, I always stressed about how tired I'd be at work.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I suffered from insomnia amongst other things when I was on Keppra. I tried all the traditional cures like [[treatment:melatonin:5526d0531fcaa353cc0029f5]], deep slow breathing before bed etc & it wasn’t til I saw my GP who put me on Valium (I had anxiety as well) that I got a good nights sleep and I was not worried about having a seizure as not sleeping is one of my triggers. All the best Jim

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Darryl, I have found that when I am struggling with sleep every other night, I try not to panic otherwise I will be too concerned with not getting enough sleep. I just started seeing a psychiatrist and was suggested to use Lunesta for my insomnia. It works for a while but i'm still sleeping 3 to 4 hours a night. After waking up 3am, I will try listening to beach waves and to try to relax. If I stress on not sleeping well, odds are I will come close to having a seizure. I got lucky last night as I didn't sleep at all but no seizures. Try not to stress on getting a good nights rest.

posted almost 3 years ago
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