Why did I have a seizure?
April 27, 2011 11:52 AM Subscribe
Why did I have a seizure? How do I not do that again?
posted by kat518 to Health & Fitness (33 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
YANAD/YANMD - A while ago, I was at the dermatologist to have some moles removed, one of which was in my neck. I know I don't do well with needles so I brought my husband. That turned out to be good thinking because things got fuzzy and cloudy while I was receiving the anesthesia. Next thing I know, the nurse, doctor, and husband are all staring down at me while they're holding my legs up. It turns out I had a seizure.
This made me reflect on other similar incidents.
- I think I lost consciousness when I received anesthetic shots before having a wisdom tooth removed. I don't remember passing out but I remember getting shots, feeling really out of it, and then the doctors were putting cold wash cloths on my face.
- I passed out while getting my tattoo and the now-ex boyfriend who was with me at the time remembers that I was actually shaking after losing consciousness.
- I nearly passed out while getting my nose ring. I passed out the first time I cleaned my belly button ring. I started getting dizzy when a doctor did a TB test on me. Seriously, a really bad paper cut made me hyperventilate. I haven't given blood in years because I nearly passed out when I did it before.
Since my back looks like a map of the world, I've started taking Klonopin before having biopsies at the dermatologist but I went yesterday I still got wobbly, dizzy, started feeling out of it, etc.
Besides the seizure I don't think I'm epileptic but I don't know if that's like saying, besides my daily burger habit, I'm a vegetarian.
Why does my body do this? It's like when my pet rabbit played dead after we cut one of her nails too short. The Klonopin has worked lately but would beta blockers be more helpful?
Finally - and this is so far down the line it's laughable but please humor me - I think I'd like to have kids someday but I imagine that there are lots of needles involved in the appointments leading up to such a thing and I worry that there may be a conflict of interest between me exposing a fetus to Klonopin or alternatively losing consciousness while pregnant. Again, this is easily a zillion years away but it's something I wonder about so thanks in advance.