?? epilepsy ??

COLLEEN M. SPECHT v102nq9f at ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu
Mon May 29 11:39:48 EST 1995


hi folks,

someone i know (sort of) may have a serious condition, but he apparently 
refuses to see a physician.  i received a phone call regarding an episode
he had late last night and all i could think of was this group.  here's
what happened.

beginning with a fall of a horse as a young child.

basically, the 'episodes' go like this:   first he is dizzy, and he finds a
place to sit or lie down.  then, his eyes glaze, he feels extremely nauseated
and loses consciousness.  he slumps over at this point, and soon begins to
gasp -- then he stops breathing.  about one minute passes, he begins to gasp
usually sleeps for several hours afterwards.

according to his wife, the last episode was 4-5 years ago.

also, with the exception of last night, he has always claimed that the
episodes were preceeded by a very specific pain (but not always the same
'kind' of pain.  for example -- his last episode occured while two guys
foot, and then had an episode.

there was never any kind of convulsions observed.

as though he ought to at least have an EEG or MRI?

thanks in advance,

colleen specht

(p.s. sorry about the spelling errors -- i can't manage the editory i have!)



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