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Old 10-26-2008, 04:46 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I ask this question because I have epilepsy and I think I had my very worst seizure yesterday as far as injuries go.

I have not been able to drive for a few months so I walked up to the drug store to get my medicine. Cannot drive because I have been having so many seizures. Ok, I got my meds, I walkd out the door, and that is all I remember. When I woke up, I had an iv and I was in an ambulance.

They tried to get me to go to the hospital but I refused. I have no insurance.

My injuries consist of bumps and bruises, soreness, many abrasions, and a lot of missing skin.

I had the seizure in a parking lot. Some men across the street saw and called 911. Both knees, all joints of the hands. Both elbows, my chin.
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Old 10-26-2008, 05:25 PM
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Clean open areas with warm water and anti-bacterial soap, as long as the area is only mildly abrased. Pat dry and put some triple antibiotic ointment on them.Cover w/guaze or bandaid.

If you have alot of skin/underlying tissue gone, you should see a doctor. You can keep the areas clean in the mean time with saline (drug store)and then cover w/guaze.

You can buy arnica (gel in a tube) for minor soreness, bruising, etc. to help those heal.

Let your doc know that you're still having seizures w/the medications you're on. He'll be able to adjust them to get things right for you. Sorry about your fall.
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Old 10-26-2008, 05:47 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Thank you PL. This is happening due to all of the stress in my life. My husband, child custody, court, everything....
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:25 AM
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Ya, stress can really hurt your mind and body. Try not to let it get to you! (Hard to do, easy to say).
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