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Old 06-29-2020, 09:07 PM   #1
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Default Absence seizures

Recently i found out i am having absence seizures. I think this could be related to my ptsd and the trauma im suffering throws me into a state of absence. I have blank stares for short periods of time, they last 15 to 30 seconds and are called absence seizures. If anyone has any experience with these please comment, thank you.
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:18 PM   #2
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Recently i found out i am having absence seizures. I think this could be related to my ptsd and the trauma im suffering throws me into a state of absence. I have blank stares for short periods of time, they last 15 to 30 seconds and are called absence seizures. If anyone has any experience with these please comment, thank you.
yes I have it as part of my MS.

it is a medical condition similar to having epilepsy. the brain works by electrical impulses. sometimes these electrical impulses either go too fast, too slow or happen for no reason (this is called misfiring)

when the brain is misfiring electrical impulses a physical problem called seizures happen. sometimes the seizure is major (grand mal) where a person shakes, twitches, loses control of their bathrooming while unconsious, other times its less severe but with the same kind of symptoms (petit mal seizures) or very slight almost un notice able symptoms like staring , light twitching or fluttering. (absence seizures)

the good news is that absence seizures is a physical condition that is treatable with medication.

my suggestion continue working with your doctors and once you have the right medications you can be seizure free. I have been on a medication combo and have not had an absence seizure in almost a year. it took a while to find the right combo but well worth it.
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