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  1. tipsynoodle

    tipsynoodle Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I had a seizure a few days ago.......my very first one...scary as hell....not sure if it came from the helidac therapy (flagyl - antibiotic) i have been taking for a stomach virus or could it have been a side effect from vaping or withdrawal from cigarettes? or a combo? haven't been vaping long and confused now, no one seems to know....has vaping helped any of you who have seizures ????:(
    Thanks
     
  2. Gru

    Gru Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Google flagyl side effects. I see seizures listed on several sites.
     
  3. Tripster

    Tripster Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I have epilepsy and haven't had an episode for 6 years...as far as I know. Vaping hasn't thrown up any of the phases...so for me vaping/transferring from analogs/or both isn't a trigger.

    Go see a neurologist asap!
     
  4. Shannon65

    Shannon65 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    A side effect of nicotine overdose is seizures. If you find that you are vaping frequently then you should lower the level of nicotine you are using. Also, a high fever can cause seizures and if the virus comes along with fever that could also cause the seizure. Just to be safe you should consider having some zero nicotine juice or cartridges to use during the times you are vaping when you aren't really craving nicotine and use the ones with nicotine or when you really need it.
     
  5. JavaJunkie

    JavaJunkie Senior Member

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    Seek medical help. Seizures are serious and should not be left to speculation.
     
  6. Zapp and Roger

    Zapp and Roger Super Member ECF Veteran

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    What Trip and Java said. Make an appointment with your doctor or if you have one, your neurologist immediately.
     
  7. WomanOfHeart

    WomanOfHeart Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    I have to echo what everyone has already said about seeing a neurologist. It could have been just a one time occurrence and you'll never have another one for the rest of your life, or it could be a sign of something more serious.
     
  8. CES

    CES optimistic cynic Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Call the doc the prescribed the antibiotic as well. I hope it was just a one time occurrence- but I agree, get it checked out.
     
  9. ShannonA

    ShannonA Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I concur with the doctor reccomendations I had two friends die from seizures they're nothing to dismiss.
     
  10. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All ECF Veteran

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    I don’t think Anyone here is Medically Qualified to give you advise on what caused Seizure you had.

    But PLEASE. Listen to the advice of contacting your Doctor IMMEDIATELY.
     
  11. Sdh

    Sdh ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    I am a nurse but cannot legally offer free advice. See a doctor asap. Having a seizure is a known adverse effect of Flagyl (Metronidazole).
     
  12. Shannon65

    Shannon65 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm sure you already went to the hospital or called your doctor when you had the seizure. That's what I did when my little girl had one when she was 8. Seizures can be caused by a lot of different things...and if you haven't told your doctor about it yet then you need to do so. You can't just call a neurologist and make an appointment unless you pay for your own medical care out of pocket. You typically need a referral from your primary care physician. One of the first things they will do is order a CT scan, perhaps an MRI and do a sleep deprived EEG to make sure there are no problems with your brain and to look for seizure activity in your brainwaves (during the EEG). You will likely be given medication to carry with you to be given by someone else to stop a seizure should you have another one. If all of the tests show nothing and you go 6 months without having another seizure you likely never will have another one. Sometimes people have them for no reason. That was what happened with my now 11 year old 3 years ago.

    Basically, the doctors go through a process of elimination to figure out what caused a seizure because you can have one as a complete fluke and never have one again. That is usually the case but you always need to be sure. Is it possible it could be related to vaping and too much nicotine? Sure, just like it could be related to the virus, the medication, the summer heat, nicotine withdrawl or even for no reason at all that you'll ever know. The only sure thing is that you need to discuss it with your doctor so they can make sure it's nothing serious. Also...getting blood work done quickly after having a seizure can show things in your blood, so anytime you have a freak seizure you want to get seen immediately because if you don't it's not uncommon for providers to question whether or not you actually had a seizure and that blood work will show if you did.
     
  13. tipsynoodle

    tipsynoodle Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    just to clarify........i wasn't trying to get medical advise.........while having the seizure, my husband called the ambulance and i was in the hospital for 2 days ...got ct scan, mri ,and eeg done and was put on topomax for the seizure.....yes flagyl causes seizures but even the neurologist wasn't for sure that did it...I was just trying to figure out if anyone else has had seizures while also vaping or if it had helped them to not have seizures ? don't get me wrong I love vaping and i am not trying to give it up lol just a lil scared and confused is all....Thank you all for your replies....ohhhh
    i vape very little.....i use ego t type b and go through 1 tank a day with anywhere from 12 to 18mg of nic depending which juice im using........used to be a 1 pack a day smoker......
     
  14. Rosco

    Rosco Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Very low blood sugars can also cause them.
    Are you diabetic?
     
  15. stillalive

    stillalive Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    My seizures seem a little better with nicotine... but I'm not transitioning/withdrawing from cigarettes. I would blame cigarette withdrawal or antibiotics over vaping, but if this is a routine problem you should definitely explore that possibility as well. I hope you get some medical attention!
     
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    CES optimistic cynic Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Glad to hear that you got medical attention Tipsy!! I can only imagine how scary it was.
     
  18. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All ECF Veteran

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    I am Very glad to hear that you are ok and that the tests at the hospital found nothing wrong with you.

    I would be scared and confused myself. Hang in there. And know that there are many people thinking good thoughts for you here on the ECF.
     
  19. WomanOfHeart

    WomanOfHeart Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Tipsy, I'm so happy to hear that you're alright! I really hope that this was just a one time occurrence and you won't ever have another one. I want you to know that even though we've never met and don't know each other that my thoughts are with you to stay strong and healthy!
     
  20. tipsynoodle

    tipsynoodle Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    yes but im more on the high side
     
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