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Can Seizures Suddenly Change After Decades?

Can Seizures Suddenly Change After Decades?

It doesn't make sense to me that they can change with no external cause
On Dec. 1 I ended up hitting a light pole in a private parking lot after apparently blacking out. The odd thing is, after ALWAYS having plenty of time in almost 50 years (I've NEVER had a seizure without an aura that I recall.) all I remember feeling this time is a few seconds of light-headedness totally different than anything before. The paramedics at the scene said my sugar level went from 68 to 156 after glucose… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yeah, I'm full aware of aspartame (A.K.A. diet "sugar", NutraSweet, saccharin, and such things.) I've been looking up things on-line lately like Xanthan gum, phosphoric acid, calcium disodiumedta, potassium sorbate, and at least 20 more (and counting!) that I've seen in things I've eaten in the last week or 2. There are some like the calcium disodiumedta that I've seen mentioned on medical sites saying it shouldn't be used by people with seizures (although no doctor ever mentioned things like that -and you'd think they of all people should know this stuff). There are a handful of things I've looked at that are apparently used as BOTH food preservatives as well as industrial cleaners & anti-freeze additives!! Uhhhhh, like HELLO! Is there some red light that should be going on there??? Another one....I believe it was mono- and diglycerides....are made from aluminum derivatives. Do these people know that aluminum is totally NO good for anyone's nervous system?? The Fraud and Death Administration ....errr... I mean the Food and Drug Administration, seems to use excuses like "but there's SO little bit used, it isn't dangerous." Gee, I wonder, does that mean that if I would put "just a little bit" of lye on their hamburger or "just a few drops" of petroleum on their salad, they'd still think it safe for them to eat???
This is why I just wonder if my diet the last few decades hasn't been more of a contributing factor than anything else. Again, I just wonder what has happened to the medical community the last even 50 years...? Years ago doctors would be trained in this kind of thing. Nowadays it seems they are trained mainly to hand out Rx's!

edited, originally posted 5 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes , a change in blood sugar levels can cause seizures.
Substantial changes in blood sugar—either low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) or high blood sugar (hyperglycemia)—can affect the excitability of nerve cells (neurons), allowing seizures to occur more easily.
And I also believe certain food additives can cause trigger seizures I know that sugar free coke triggers my seizures but not normal coke I believe it's the artificial sweeteners in diet coke that triggers them and especially the sweetener
aspartame .
I tell my parents to stop buying diet coke as it's not good for you .
I regrettably had diet coke these last few days and noticed my seizures were more frequent.
So only full sugar drinks for me .

posted 5 months ago
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