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6507866 tn?1381935797

Seizier & Multiple Sclerosis

I am 53 years old was diagnosed with MS 20 years ago, recently have been having seizers several in one day recently.  My husband stated that after an ambulance picked me up that the doctor stated that the seizers were not effecting my brain but he said that they continued from 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon until will into the next morning one right after the other.  Severe shaking, eyes rolling back in head, unable to remember or correspond to questions.  Friday of this week I will be getting an MRI of brain and C-spine to evaluate what is going on.  This week has been hard for me felling very slow, pain in legs and other areas of my body.  Does anyone know if it is possible that this is going to be an ongoing problem and is it associated with Multiple Sclerosis?
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738075 tn?1330575844
Hi, there, and Welcome!  I can't believe this got by without anybody answering.  My apologies!

Seizures!  Wow! Scary!!  They're not completely unheard of in MS, though, as we're twice as likely to get them as the general population.  But that's 5-6% as compared to 3% of the general population.

I snagged this from the MS Foundation site:

One of the less common problems associated with MS is seizures. Their incidence among the MS population has been estimated to be as much as 5%, compared to only 3% in the general population. While seizures may occur as part of MS, they may also be the result of an infection, fever, or abrupt cessation of certain medications. To understand how an individual with MS could potentially develop a seizure disorder, we have to understand the fundamental make up of the brain.

The rest of the article can be found here:
http://www.msfocus.org/article-details.aspx?articleID=329

Let us know how your MRIs go, and what your neurologist has to say about this.  I, for one, am curious!
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751951 tn?1406632863
Yeah, what she said!
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5887915 tn?1383378780
Hi there & Welcome. I don't think I've seen your name before. Cool name though. :-)
As far as my knowledge goes on seizures & MS....I believe it's a very rare complication. All that said you really need to have the testing for the seizures & be assessed by a Neurologist because the seizures could be from another cause.

Have you had a recent head injury from a fall or impact that could explain the seizures? You said something about the doctor said the seizures were not affecting your brain....did you mean that you were having lots of seizures but the doctor did not feel it was causing any brain damage?

I really think that you need to have all the appropriate testing & see what the Neuro says to you. I have no experience in MS & seizures Sorry :-(

I am sorry you have been through all of that. I really hope they can control the seizures easily. Keep us updated.

Take Care

Karry.
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5887915 tn?1383378780
Sorry. We must have all seen your post at the same time & we all noticed nobody had answered.  It never rains but it pours!

Karry.
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