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Breakthrough Seizures

Breakthrough Seizures

So I had my 2nd seizure yesterday found out from someone else. Its been more than 2 years since I had one now I have had 2(that I know of)in less than a week. Has anyone else ever heard of term breakthrough seizures or would know what would cause them? I have a theory but its just that a theory.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

A brake through seizure is the meds (or what's works for you) are working and then it isn't.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Everyone's triggers are different but it could be lack if sleep, unneeded stress or even a panic attack. Even on controlled medication you can have break through seizures, it's happened to me. Your body may have reached a pinnacle with your dosage so you may want to ask about raising it.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have them. I went seizure free for about three years thinking that my meds had them under control. Then one day I had one. My neurologist told me that once your body gets use to that dose it starts not to be effective than it was when I first got on it.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

When I was younger I only had tremors & they only would happen in December due to birthday & Christmas time & it was exciting but then I'd be fine till December the next year but slowly it did changed but was able to do everything then. But stress is a big thing & not enough sleep. I got my first grand mal at work but I was starting to get stressed due to a new mean boss. The best I could say about work at home is contact companies that have call centers like PSN & Xbox or Sony & those types cause they supply everything.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes. Usually when med levels drop or something triggers.

posted over 2 years ago
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