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Hungover Type Feeling

Hungover Type Feeling

I've been diagnosed with partial focal/onset awareness seizures. My seizures either happen in my sleep and I am unaware of them and can only assume I had a seizure during sleep because I wake up with a sort of hungover feeling. (and no I don't drink). My first seizures were while I was awake at work and felt like I was going to faint, had some dejavu, dizziness, sweating, and confusion. Was seen at an onsite medical facility within minutes and was cleared from a heart attack or stroke by and… read more

posted April 15 (edited)
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

It is very common for many of us to have more than one type of seizures and even for some to come on much later on than the others or even some being gone and the new type appearing. And your feelings during the seizures and after the seizures (including those that you have when you are asleep -- even if you have not officially been diagnosed as having nocturnal seizures--effects are also very common. An epileptic seizure is essentially a short circuit of the brain and after the seizure has happened the effects are part of the recovery process of the brain recovering from this short circuit -- just like a desktop personal computer that was on when a power outage happened and needs to recover once the power is back on.

Have you told your neurologist all of the details about the seizures? It is important that you share with your neurologist as much information as possible (especially the new things). And if you are not already doing so, then you should be keeping a diary of your seizures where you have listed all of the details about your seizures. You can keep the seizure diary in a notebook or download this application and keep the details on your cellphone:
https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/new-se...

posted April 15
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

There are no exceptions to the rule about weed. It’s a very in depth program. More than can be explained here

posted April 17
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

The reason I have not tried weed is because I am technically still employed and the company that I work for is federally regulated and prohibits the use of it. Even though in CA it is legal it doesn’t matter. I am also subject to random drug testing. This company provides health insurance for me and my family, some of my disability pay, and retirement. I’m contemplating retiring very soon so I’ll keep the weed idea in mind.

posted April 17
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Back in 1972 when I knew I had epilepsy I did research on drugs to see which affected epilepsy. I found alcohol did but marijuana didn't? Neurologist confirmed it and said "Off the record you'd be better off at college smoking pot" I asked him why not legal said research needed to confirm this. Now 50 years later it's used for pain & a simple sedative. The pleasure centers of the mind are enhanced to bring on euphoria. As far as the brain no effect has been found. It can't control seizures but can calm down fears cause it brings on a different frame of mind. The CBD oil from weed calms the nervous system too w/o the THC to get high. So if you don't high it can be used. Try a few puffs-all you need to get high-see how you feel then decide

posted April 16
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Do you lose your train of thought during or after a seizure? I never do after a seizure's over so I'd be concerned if I did. Have you ever tried weed to change your bad frame of mind after? Sounds like your mind has a bad reaction after a seizure. Do you feel physically as exhausted too?

posted April 15

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