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Old 03-25-2009, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default Prayers for my wife-also any doctors in the house?

My wife has been complaining of body pains. She also has times when she is sleeping that she goes into sort of convultions. Her eyes are open but she is not coherant. I usually just prop her up(I'm afraid of her choking on her tounge) and say things to her trying to sooth her. This seems to bring her out of the convultion state (toke me a while to figure this out, at first I didn't know what the hell to do, and would just try to wake her my shaking her, even tried pouring water on her, none of these worked)

Andy doctor her that has any idea of what this could be? It is a pretty traumatic experience for me, however she never remembers these episodes. Regardless of how everyone thinks that the Chinese are so smart, their medical care is 50 years behind ours, they still prescribe herbs and all sorts of disgusting tasting tea, which I have tried for some ailments but never worked for me
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:56 PM   #2
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Epileptic seizures?

I had a roommate in NC that had these, and I had never had to deal with it before I met her. It was very scary. The first time she had one, I had no idea what to do either. Usually the main thing is, we just turned her on her side (to avoid tongue choking) and tried to calm her down. But we didn't really hold her down, like if the convulsions were too bad, holding her down would have been more detrimental to her, because with the way the convulsions happened and the extremities shaking, her bones could be broken during the convulsions by holding her down. We don't really know what caused hers, but sometimes they were really bad. I'm definitely not a doctor, but from what you said, it's something to look into.

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Old 03-25-2009, 11:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Prayers for my wife-also any doctors in the house?

Sounds like a seizure, but more info is needed. Such as medical hx, such as diabetes, head trauma, recent infections. Is she on medications. If it is a Seizure don't stick anything in mouth, all you can do is protect her from falling or further injuring herself. Bottom line is she needs to be checked by a physician and have blood work done. Many causes for seizures. Most of the time they are not life threatening and can be treated with meds such as Dilantin and Tegretol. Good luck.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:06 AM   #4
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Default Re: Prayers for my wife-also any doctors in the house?

She doesnt really go into cunvultions per say. It's more like her entire body becomes ridged, with the occasional twitching. She also makes a noise like she is terrified.

Like I said it scares the crap outta me, and I know it's not a dream because I would be able to wake her. She has had blood tests done and they say everything looks normal, but my confidence in the doctors here is 0%
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:10 AM   #5
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She doesnt really go into cunvultions per say. It's more like her entire body becomes ridged, with the occasional twitching. She also makes a noise like she is terrified.

Like I said it scares the crap outta me, and I know it's not a dream because I would be able to wake her. She has had blood tests done and they say everything looks normal, but my confidence in the doctors here is 0%
You're in China or someplace, right? I'm sure there must be some American doctors, or at least American-trained ones over there.

If nothing else, you have my prayers!
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Thoughts and prayers.
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I'll pray for her!!!
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I'm so sorry to hear about your wife, hon. I don't want to guess on what this could be, but I think you need to find a neurologist there and have her evaluated sooner rather than later.

Indo is a doctor/surgeon and is a pretty cool guy. Maybe he will be able to help steer you in the right direction. If you don't see him logged onto the board, shoot him a PM.

I'll definitely keep your wife in my prayers and hope that someone can help her.
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:13 AM   #9
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Wow, sorry brother! You certainly have my prayers for your wife. As other's have stated, it sounds like a seizure...and though there isn't a lot of shaking going on, it doesn't mean she's not having them...they just might be too mild for the shaking.

I'm talking to my wife (EMT/STNA) and she says it sounds like Petit-mal seizures. She says that they typically occur with young-people, though she's seen it happen to people of all ages (to include herself after giving birth to our children.)

If possible, I would find a hospital that is willing to give her a sleep study. She should probably get a CT scan as well (again, if possible.)

If you read through the link below, you'll see that the symptons are extremely various...the early portion doesn't necessarily describe what you've described, but if you read down, you'll recognize some of the symptons you've desribed...and possibly a few other things you may have overlooked without realizing it.


http://www.nlm.nih.gov/MEDLINEPLUS/e...cle/000696.htm
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Sorry to hear Steel. Both you, and your wife, will be in my prayers.
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