I never would have believed it unless I’d experienced it for myself. There I was sitting on the sofa writing my husband a note to go to the store when suddenly… I lost all control over my writing hand. Then I couldn’t move my left hand either. My chest didn’t feel tight but it felt tingly, almost as if someone was cutting off some of my air. I began to panic. I felt dazed and confused, and then hubby walked into the room.
“Baby, are you all right?”
Corey sounded like he was underwater when he spoke to me. I stared at him. Instantly tears sprung into my eyes and I realized I couldn’t feel my face. All I could do is stare at him as tears rolled down my cheeks. I felt terrified and I thought.
There are a wide variety of possible symptoms of seizures, depending on what parts of the brain are involved. Many, if not all, types of seizures cause loss of awareness and some cause twitching or shaking of the body. However, some seizures may be hard to notice because they consist of staring spells that can easily go unnoticed.
Occasionally, seizures can cause temporary changes in sensation or vision. Sinusitis can lead to loss of balance, seizures, stress, an abscess on the brain and even a coma and death if left untreated.
So I was taken to the hospital. I was checked out. I had an MRI and Cat scan and blood work and EEG. Everything came back normal except the scans which told the doctor I had a seizure (my first ever) and that my sinuses are severely blocked, frontal and left side of my brain.
I had no idea this could happen!
I’ve been on a waiting list for like 2 years to see an ear, nose and throat specialist. Now I have to go see another doctor to see if we can put a rush on getting in. I’ve had problems with my sinuses since I was kid, as far back as I can remember. When I get a cold, it always lasts a long time. I get worn down easily and it’s always painful. My sinuses has even led to me having severe Vertigo which just began again several weeks ago.
So be wary. Don’t think you are safe because it can happen to you. If your sinuses are acting up, get in and see a doctor and make sure you take care of yourself.
One thing that has helped me so far is using straight Menthol. I put a little on a kleenex, thanks to my friend Shirley and sniff it. Using saline as well is helping some. But for now I’m going to rest up and take it one day at a time. All I know is that it’s pretty scary when you have something happen out of the blue and all because your sinuses are blocked!