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#55355 - 03/18/03 03:07 AM Survivor Seizures
stride Offline
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Registered: 03/07/03
Posts: 202
Loc: B.C. Canada
I know that I've seen some posts in the "Male Survivors" forum about men who have and/or still do experience seizure-like episodes at times that they relate to their experiences with SA. I have looked, but can't seem to find those posts now. Am reluctant to post to that forum again, as I do respect the request that family/friends not post there.

Anyway, my guy mentioned recently that he used to suffer seizure-like episodes when he was in his mid-teens, for which no physical/neurological cause could be found. Apparently he has had a few of these again in the past couple of months and his night terrors seem to be returning in full force as well (though he has suffered with the nightmares for most of his life, he says he had the worse one ever a couple of weeks ago). I would very much like to hear from those men who know what these things are like for him. For any of those men who may be reading this and are willing, please PM me. Any insights or suggestions will be deeply appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

Stride

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#55356 - 03/19/03 08:14 PM Re: Survivor Seizures
Lloydy Offline
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Registered: 04/17/02
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Loc: England Shropshire
I thought I'd post this here as well as it's something I've also read about sometime and I'm sure someone can help here.

Dave

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#55357 - 03/20/03 12:08 AM Re: Survivor Seizures
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Registered: 01/10/03
Posts: 42
Many people here know that I have a seizure disorder due to sexual abuse. It can be very frustrating. I sent you a PM. You are welcome to reply here or back to me via PM.

Lloydy: I didn't see anything to which you referred.


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#55358 - 03/20/03 08:21 PM Re: Survivor Seizures
outis Offline
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Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 2260
Loc: Maryland USA
I had some kind of seizures, and still do, but despite a lot of tests some years ago, I've never had any medical diagnosis beyond "Seizure Disorder." I can't specifically blame the abuse, but no doctor has ever blamed any physical cause, either.

I can usually tell when it's coming on, and get myself close to the ground gently. I hate the feeling that I have when I'm coming back out. It feels worse waking up than it does when I know it's coming on. There's just a terrible disorientation and a kind of "hangover" effect.

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#55359 - 03/21/03 02:11 AM Re: Survivor Seizures
andrew-almost52 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/02
Posts: 243
Loc: canada
Hi Stride,
On February 1st. there was a thread started by Cog regarding seizures. It is entitled seizures and has several replies/posts. Peace, Andrew


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#55360 - 03/22/03 01:16 AM Re: Survivor Seizures
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Hey Andrew,
thanks for the reminder. I forgot about that.


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#55361 - 03/22/03 09:14 PM Re: Survivor Seizures
The Dean Offline
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Registered: 07/15/02
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Loc: Milwaukee, WI
I am wondering how current you are with the neurologist you see. They have some excellent medicine to help control seizures these days. It is worth either seeing the physician again or getting a second opinion.

I feel badly that you have these experiences. I can understand that they would be very discouraging and frightening to have happen to you.

Bob

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