New here, does anyone pass out/seizure from ptsd?

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faith

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New here, does anyone pass out/seizure from ptsd?
« on: October 25, 2017, 03:47:42 PM »
Hi, I am new and just wondering if anyone else experiences passing out or has seizures from ptsd? Mine started in early teens as a dejavu type experience that left me feeling upset and drained. I didnt remember my childhood abuse until a few years ago. Since remembering everything I now have full blown  seizures, passing out, uncontious on the floor and have even gotten hurt pretty badly a few times. I now dont drive, work or see anyone but my husband and kids. I get pretty depressed and very lonely but do not trust myself to get out alone. I dont know anyone where I live. Can anyone relate?

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Re: New here, does anyone pass out/seizure from ptsd?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 04:20:16 PM »
Hello and welcome to you, faith! Personally I don't seize or lose consciousness but I have read here on the forum that some do. That must be terrifying!

I look forward to hearing more from you, thanks for joining!
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 04:48:53 PM »
Thank you, Three roses. I am hoping some that may experience this can give me some help managing this. Sometimes it comes out of nowhere and yes can be very scary. Last time I ended up in the Er with a broken nose, whiplash and a cut on the forehead. Have seriously thought about wearing some kind of helmet or protective gear. Im scared I will seriously hurt myself or even die from it if it doesnt get better. Have done the week long tests in the hospital, never find anything. Always "normal". So discouraged :-(

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Re: New here, does anyone pass out/seizure from ptsd?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 06:32:26 PM »
Hi Faith  :heythere:   I just watched a show on Animal Planet about therapy animals and one of the people they interviewed was a young woman who had been assaulted and developed non-epileptic seizures (caused by stress).  They're called Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures or Non Epileptic Attack Disorder (PNES/NEAD). There's some additional info here - http://www.outofthestorm.website/cptsd-glossary/ (scroll down to the "P" section)

Anyway, she couldn't go anywhere or do anything without a family member with her.  She ended up getting a therapy dog and the dog could warn her about 30 minutes before she had a seizure so she could take medication and sit or lay down.  She now trains dogs in Winnipeg Canada I think it was.  I'm sure there are training centres for these dogs all over so it may be something to look into. 

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faith

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Re: New here, does anyone pass out/seizure from ptsd?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 08:06:55 PM »
Thank you so much! I will look further into PNES. I am a proud mommy of two beautiful dogs. They are a great comfort to me and one will be very clingy before I have a seizure. If I pay attention to her I can sometimes tell when its coming. I have been thinking of volunteering with animals in some way. I feel much more comfortable with animals than with most people. Thank you again for the info! It helps to understand. I know I have to really manage stress and keep it to a bare minimum which is not always easy to do.

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Re: New here, does anyone pass out/seizure from ptsd?
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2017, 06:17:05 PM »
That's so interesting that your one dog gets clingy. My dog was the same way when I had cancer.  Before I was diagnosed he got quite clingy and stayed that way until I was done with surgery and chemo, then he was back to his old self.  Dogs are awesome  :yes:

It may be that if your dog is sensing your seizures already, it wouldn't take much to have him/her certified as a service dog, and then you would be allowed to take him/her with you most places.    :Idunno:   Worth thinking about maybe.

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faith

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Re: New here, does anyone pass out/seizure from ptsd?
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2017, 08:46:19 PM »
Yes Kizzie, animals are so amazing! I love my dogs so much. They are my best friends. I am with by them all the time, I don't leave the house much but when I do, I get separation anxiety lol! They are a great comfort to me. I will check into training as well. Thank you.

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Re: New here, does anyone pass out/seizure from ptsd?
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2017, 11:58:12 PM »
Good luck!  :rundog:



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Re: New here, does anyone pass out/seizure from ptsd?
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2017, 01:09:34 PM »
I was diagnosed as suffering from dissociative attacks 5 years ago but at the time they did not mention it having its roots in cptsd. I think its another form of dissociation in that ur brain feels intense threat (either on a concious or unconsious level) and like a rabbit freezing up in a foxes mouth you check out of the situation. It may be a way of reducing conscious suffering in a situation where your brain cant see a way out or a way of playing dead ( ie if the percieved threat is not stimulated into action by seeing movement or response then it will move on). Check out neurosymptoms.org which is a site put together by Jon Stone who diagnosed me.

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faith

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Re: New here, does anyone pass out/seizure from ptsd?
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 01:05:48 PM »
Wow, thank you puppies4thesad! I will check that out! I think that pretty much sums it up! I kind of feel like that's what is happening. It's like I just "check out". It really is terrifying to me. It seems to happen most when I've been stressed or sometimes triggered by something. Thanks again!

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Re: New here, does anyone pass out/seizure from ptsd?
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2017, 10:01:05 AM »
Faith
I have posted elsewhere that I experience lost time episodes where I am in a different state of consciousness, I come back with no memory of the episode.
I'm going to have tests to see if there is a physical problem in the brain but I think it is trauma related.
Yesterday my psych explained that trauma is so powerful that some people have become blind due to trauma with no physical cause.
He also asked if I collapse or my muscles go weak or paralysed, I don't do that but it sounds like he was thinking about symptoms like yours so it must be a known thing that can happen.

This sort of thing is rooted in trauma just like cptsd but isn't part of cptsd, its another issue running alongside.

I think I read somewhere that 80% of people with cptsd have other conditions comorbidly with their cptsd.