I am a 43 healthy female. I had a gran mal seizure in 2004 where I fell backwards stiff as a board and cracked my head open on concrete. I lost all consciousness and could not tell where I was when I came to. I do not remember falling. God blessed me that day as I was about to drive my husband and 2 children home from vacation from San Antonio to Houston. I could have killed them and another driver. A neurologist found white matter on my brain but other than that, my EEG and CatScan came back normal. I was put on 300 mg. of Lamictal which I take religiously 2x a day. I don't think I have ever missed a dose in 5 years.
This last Saturday, June 27, 2009 - I had another gran mal seizure while eating dinner with a couple of friends. I fell off the stool I was sitting on, again with a rigid body, and lost all consciousness. I was about to drive my friends and myself home from dinner this time as well. Again, what a miracle. God blesses us in ways we do not understand.
Prior to this most recent, I had been feeling disoriented, very moody, I could not control my emotions and I had terrible, terrible insomnia. My husband kept asking me "what is wrong with you lately". I was finding myself forgetting why I was doing something I had just started. I only slept 3 hours a night and then was out of bed around 3:00 a.m. every night.
Are these symptoms that will help me identify that a seizure might be coming on? Yesterday after the night of the last seizure, I felt completely back to normal. I was tired but was no longer disoriented, I was sleeping and my mood was stabilized.
I need help understanding all of this. For those who have had seizures, you understand how terrifying it is to have one and to figure out why????? Why did the Lamictal not work???
Thanks and I look forward to your response.