Monday, June 27, 2005

Epileptic schmepileptic...or maybe I am!

My mom has been telling me for years to watch for signs of epilepsy. She was diagnosed in her early 20's and hasn't ever had a problem with wicked, tongue-biting seizures, but she's had headaches and blackouts.

Lately I've been having "weird headaches", and today is a weird with a capital "whew." It's that sensation of slow motion that really bugs the snot out of me. I move my head and it takes my eyes about 3 seconds to catch up. As I told L here working with me....it's almost like being slightly drunk...but not fun. In addition to the headache I keep having what feels like little blackouts. I'm not blacking out, but it's like little brain blips. My eyes might roll back in my head and run for the border any moment. Maybe if I pass out I can go home early.

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  1. Ooh--I'd get that checked out! I had a friend in HS who didn't suffer the grand mal seizures, but she would sort of "zone out" from time to time. Often enough that she wasn't allowed to get a driver's license. I don't know if there's a test or anything, but I'd err on the side of caution if I were you.

    Then again, maybe you're just pregnant, and that'll clear itself up on its own....

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  2. Andi, do you wear glasses or contacts? I used to get migraines all the time until I got glasses. Perhaps that's the culprit. Let's hope it's not the epilepsy.

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  3. Go to the doctor and get to the bottom of this, young lady.

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  4. Get thyself to a doctor, stat! Hopefully it is nothing, but it would be good to know for sure!

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  5. Andi, please go to the effing doctor!!


    I have those slow-mo instances as well, and sometimes when I'm reading, it's as if the page is far, far away and I can't negotiate the depth or space between my face and the book...

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  6. Os,
    If I was pregnant I'd also be the richest freak of nature in the universe.

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  7. Egan,
    I used to wear glasses and probably need to again. I cringe when I think of the machine that blows a puff of air in the eye to check for whatever the hell it checks for.

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  8. YNH,
    So authoritative all of a sudden. Didn't know ya had it in ya!

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  9. Ditto ... get your butt to a doctor!! AND take care of those raging hormones while your at it .. heh-heh

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  10. I would tell you to go to the doc. but everyone already has, so I won't join in with the peer pressure :)

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  11. Cincy,
    I think the hormones are a lost cause!

    Fence,
    Thank you! lol Don't follow the crowd.

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  12. odds are good that they'd give you the day off if that happened. let us know what the doc says. you are obviously going, since no one is going to leave you alone until you do!
    am i going to see you on saturday?

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  13. Saturday??? I haven't gotten my invitation!!!! E-mail me details. I have to work Saturday, but I'll see what I can do.

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  14. talked to mom. apparently your email got returned to charlene for some reason and she forgot to tell me. Whoops! :) so you weren't intentionally left out...

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  15. Ooh, that doesn't sound like fun. I get that way when I'm dehydrated and my heatstroke kicks in. Was like that most of the weekend.

    If it gets any worse get yourself to a doctor Miss Andi!!!

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  16. Will do, Amy!

    Hope you've recovered from the weekend!

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  17. Maybe it's from all of the reading you've been doing. If you do need glasses, it could happen. BTW, I work for an eye doctor and we don't do that puff of air thing. It's pointless.

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  18. Katarina,
    You've given me new hope!!! I loathe and despise the puff of air! I would be much more inclined to go to the eye doc if I had insurance. *sob*

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