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Has Anyone Every Awakened In The Morning Feeling Disoriented?

Has Anyone Every Awakened In The Morning Feeling Disoriented?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

yep when i was a kid sometimes i would have a seizure after i woke up...... i dont remember how many times because that was decades ago... i still think about those moments and wonder if i will have times like those again...

posted about 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member, I have had some very realistic dreams before. I haven’t considered that they might be related to seizures. The dreams would be as if it was reality happening. When I would awaken from the dreams, it seemed like it really happened. It would take me hours to realize it was a only a dream. When I would tell anyone, they would just ignore me. Sounds about right that no one would care to why I was afraid. Now, I just don’t say anything.

posted about 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member I hope you noted this in your seizure diary. Nocturnal seizure just seizures while in deep sleep, thus you can have much of the area of seizures of the daytime. This means the recovery time various based (just like daytime with how powerful the seizure was). If you have not told your neurologist before, then do so now and especially the details about how you felt upon awakening. The key being the seizure that was such that you slept all day to recover from it.

NOTE: The details that you just shared about after waking from those seizures could be very variable to your neurologist.

Variation on how you are when you wake up from sleep during which you had a nocturnal seizure is similar in some ways to after you have had a seizure, but if you had a dream/nightmare with the nocturnal seizure, then the details can be remembered after you have woken up. Am some (like very powerful dreams) can have you believe that the dream situation reality and thus are confused.

This happened last October when I was in EEG Long Term Monitoring. The nightmare/dream was so realistic along with the powerful partial seizure that was my nocturnal seizure that was with it. In the dream, I remember choking and dying on the sandwich that I had for supper at the hospital and was talking to God before I would crossover (God send a message to my parents to calm them down about the death), but I then woke up. I took the nurse several minutes that I was not dead. And I could not answer most of the general questions (including that i was in Brigham and Women's Hospital).

posted about 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes, in most cases was from after having a nocturnal seizure at some time before waking up. However, at other times, sleep deprivation and some other things like lingering parts of the last dream.

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member How often are you having these mornings?

posted 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I'm not sure. I wake up and feel tired and force myself to get up

posted about 1 month ago
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