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Clever_Mercury t1_j5sjg8o wrote

Well don't worry, if you're a woman they'll just tell you, "it's anxiety."


feetandballs t1_j5ybfw7 wrote

The daily “panic attacks” I was having went away once I had a couple of seizures, got an epilepsy diagnosis and got on an anticonvulsant. Just a coincidence, right? I’m a guy, though.


LiveinTroyNY t1_j66j5tw wrote

Me too!


feetandballs t1_j66k2xp wrote

It means a lot to me to know I’m not the only one. Thanks!


LiveinTroyNY t1_j68ivhk wrote

Yup. Lamotrigin worked for me. What I thought were panic attacks were partial complex seizures. My brain would be registering a smell that I never could place (cuz it was in my brain not in the air), then the panic attack would hit. The most memorable one was while I was giving a final presentation in a law school class. Managed to finish it and dipped to go curl up in a corner in the hallway.


feetandballs t1_j68nm7b wrote

I’m on keppra which helps, but the rage side effect they warn about is so real. My partial complex seizures would be in the mornings right when I woke up. I felt an indescribable feeling that overwhelmed my senses and made me curl up and squeeze my eyes shut. I’m impressed you could give a presentation! Glad you’re doing better now.