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Anxiety and Stress Disorders

Could these be Stress Seizures?

03/24/2010

Question:

Over the past few months I`ve had 3 episodes. In December I fell into my laundry basket in my bedroom. When I woke up I had no idea how I got there. In late January, I was sitting at my desk at home and I felt strange. I remember seeing the computer screen and laying down the phone (I was on hold for my best friend)then the next thing I knew I was laying on the floor under my desk in front of my chair. I didn`t seem to have any after effects to either except a slight headache. A few days ago I was sitting at my computer, which I do a lot of since I`m unemployed, I just blacked out and when I woke up, me and my desk chair were laying on the floor. I was out a minute or two, I think. There wasn`t a headache at first but about 15 minutes later the left side of my forehead started hurting. It also felt numb. My situation is I`ve been unemployed for a little over 2 years. I`m a 57 year old female with no history of seizures in my past. I spend a lot of time at my computer job searching. I stay scared and anxious most all of the time. Finding a job is so important to me since I live alone and don`t want to become homeless. I have a Son & Daughter in law that live close by but they have no room to move me into their house. I spend most of my time trying not to cry. I also smoke. Sometimes it helps keep the tears back. I went to a neurologist and when I told him about the second seizure all he told me was to quit driving. He didn`t want to run any additional tests or anything. I guess my previous scans show nothing wrong with me, physically. My general physician has me taking 2 Lorazepam .5MG in the morning and 2 at night. I`ve been on these for quite a while. The only other pills I take are Omeprazole 20MG for a stomach problem and my daily multi vitamin and an aloe to keep me regular. Can you give me any clues why this is happening to me? Could these be stress seizures? I need help in the worst way. I now spend time worrying if I`ll have another and where. I`ve tried to restrict my driving but when I get an interview I have to go because I have no other way to get there. I just want to know what`s going on or at least a direction to take.

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