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Has Anyone With A Seizure History Had A Colonoscopy? Please Need Some Advice

Has Anyone With A Seizure History Had A Colonoscopy? Please Need Some Advice

Hi everyone would really appreciate any advice on my situation,

My mother had a brain tumor removal 7 years ago and one year after that she had her first seizure. She’s had them on off after that for a while, but they stopped for about the past two years (knock on wood)
Her seizures would be triggered by fatigue or lack of food/glucose.
Has anyone had this similar experience and had a colonoscopy done?
I’m pretty worried about the prep before the procedure because as you know you have to… read more

posted January 27, 2020
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I had a scope done. My safe route was staying hydrated and very well rested the day before. Even if that means over the counter sleep aids i would suggest hitting the 11hr sleep if possible

posted January 27, 2020
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Hi Nada, I've had no issues other than a change in my diet. Any dairy products I eat or drink are now lactose free and any fried foods I used to eat, I have given up on due to having difficulty digesting them. No issues with my epilepsy or taking meds. Took around 6 weeks recovery time and have 4 small scars that are now barely noticeable on my stomach from keyhole surgery and a larger scar in my abdomen. I hope all goes well with your operation and recovery.

posted November 13, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I've had several over the past 3 years, including an op to have part of my colon removed. Only advice I can give is keep hydrated because the prep can dehydrate you and aim for lots of rest. Anaesthetic caused no problems for me, everyone is different. Did take a few days to clear the fogginess from my head though.

posted February 15, 2020
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I have had number of them, and one is scheduled. They put you under, so you do not feel anything. You are required to have someone drive to and from, because the anesthesia will make you groggy. They found something but it was not a problem. However, these tests are very important.

Leslie

posted September 22
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Yes, it was a while ago BUT (pardon the pun) I have one on August 5th. You don't stop eating the day before per se. You can only have a clear liquid diet. Ask her neurologist what time to take meds at night. I am taking mine at 3 so they have a chance to digest.
I will keep you posted if you want

posted July 28

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