Seizures or panic attack

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by ameyers6, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. ameyers6

    ameyers6 New Member

    when i was 13 i had a grad maul seizure and havent had one in 14 years yes
    i take dilantin every night and no seizures
    but then i smoked syntheic weed its fake weed potpouri
    and then i got dizzy and felt lightheaded and out of it
    4 different DRs have reassured me it was not a seizure but instead a panic attack
    they prescribed me xanax but everytime i think about a seizure i start getting sick and thinking it is one..
    what to do. its like my hair starts standing up on my head and i feel weird
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Can be scary and they are real. What many of us suffer from is slight seizure activity and it can cause sensory overload, tinnitus and all kinds of strange feelings. I take Klonopin for it at bedtime. I also stops the overfiring of the neurons so I can sleep better.

    I hope you are doing better. The Xanax should help you to relax. Do not abruptly discontinue taking it if you have been taking it for a while. It has to be weaned off of. Good luck to you.

    Love, Mikie
  3. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    Have you been completely transparent with all doctors that you smoked potpourri, because some of these, including bath salts, are extremely dangerous and can be deadly and doctors have been warning on the news about how bad they really are. Also, because they are so relatively new, not everyone knows the extent of what they do to the brain, the long term impact, personality impact, cognitive functioning impact and more.

    And from what you have written, it would appear you smoked that popurri more recently, and not 13 or 14 years ago, correct (at least that's how it appears from your post on the Health Board? If so, you may need to see a psychiatrist to go over what you used and then what this stuff does to the brain and the best way to help you. It might be that the psychiatrist wants you to work on cognitive behavorial therapy training so that you focus off the past and onto the future.

    And the psychiatrist may want neuropsych testing to see how the brain is functioning, to find any deficits that may have been created due to the use of the popurri you were smoking, and to find any potential cognitive functioning problems that might have been created.

    It's probably a different approach than you have taken, but it may be the approach that works.